Retained Sponge Case Settled for Confidential Amount

Forrest B. Johnson and Associates obtained a six-figure settlement for a patient whose back surgery resulted in a sponge being left inside the surgical site. The error resulted in ongoing pain. The patient had to undergo a second surgery to remove the sponge that had been negligently left behind. The patient subsequently suffered an infection which required further treatment.

Our firm’s aggressive and proactive strategy led to a significant six-figure settlement.