Texas Retained Foreign Objects Medical Lawyers

Attorneys Handling Medical Object Left in the Body Lawsuits

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If Your Surgeon Has Left a Strange Object in You – Our Attorneys are Here to Help

There are many checks and processes a surgeon must adhere to during an operation, including ensuring that all tools and implements are accounted for. This is to make sure a stray sponge or pair of tongs has not been left in your body after the surgery.

Sometimes if an operation is rushed or the surgeon is lacking in concentration, the incision is sewn closed with a tool or implement left inside. Many serious complications can develop, such as blood infections or organ damage, and this may result in you needing another operation or urgent medical treatment. If you find out that your surgeon has left something behind after your operation, our Houston lawyers at Hastings Law Firm can assist with your negligence case.

The Tenacious Representation You Require, the Personal and Caring Relationship You Desire

Tommy Hastings has represented clients throughout Texas for over 10 years in the area of malpractice pursuing fair and full compensation for the injury or loss suffered. He has a strong history of successful outcomes and has secured millions of dollars on behalf of his clients for harm caused during an operation, as well many other types of trauma.

Our entire team develops a connection with you in an effort to understand the distress you and your family are experiencing. We believe that by having a caring relationship with you, we invest in your case on a higher level. We are all the more dedicated to fighting hard to make sure you receive justice because we understand the pain and stress you and your family have suffered.

“We Are Missing a Tool”

Discovering that something has been left in your body after your operation is an extremely uncomfortable feeling. Often you do not find out that your body houses a strange implement until you develop an infection or other complication. It is rare for doctors and hospitals to own up to a surgical error. They hide behind high walls of defense to try and avoid liability for medical negligence. Our attorneys are experienced in revealing surgical errors and securing the compensation you deserve for the injury or loss you have suffered.

Some of the most common implements left behind during surgery include:

  • Sponges
  • Surgical instruments
  • Gauze
  • Caps
  • Retractors
  • Clamps

Our Texas Lawyers Can Assist If You Discover a Foreign Object Has Been Left In You after Surgery

The lawyers at The Hastings Law Firm are experienced in the complex area of medical malpractice and in helping individuals and families who have suffered trauma or death due to a negligent error by their surgeon. If you believe that you or a loved one has suffered harm as a result of medical malpractice, we can help ensure that the responsible parties are held accountable for their actions. Contact our Texas attorney specializing in medical errors at 877-269-4620 or write to us on the web to arrange a no-cost appointment. We will begin with a no-cost and private consultation to ensure you understand your legal rights and discuss your potential lawsuit. We further note that most of our clients are charged on a contingency basis. This means that you will not be charged a fee unless we secure compensation for you.



Don’t Wait! Contact Us Today to Get the Help You Deserve From One of the Best Medical Malpractice Law Firms in Texas.

We represent clients from all across Texas. If you or a loved one has been injured by medical negligence of a healthcare provider or facility, contact us now for a free consultation. Our personal injury attorneys will review the details of your case, make sure you understand your legal rights, and discuss the possibilities of a lawsuit. Call us at the number below or complete the form and a member of our staff will contact you as soon as possible. All consultations are strictly confidential.




Average Rating 5 out of 5 stars
 based on 53 reviews

Fantastic law firm! Getting our negligence case settled took longer than originally expected but in the end the results were well worth it. Mr. Hastings and his office were always professional, polite, and thorough in explaining my case to me. Bug thanks to him and his staff for helping me through this ordeal.

Gus Morton

We couldn’t have made a better choice by hiring the Hastings Law Firm to represent us. The staff was always professional but they showed real concern for our case and made it personal. If you need a great law firm, I would happily recommend them.

Ernie Wolford

Tommy is a great guy, genuinely concerned about his clients. This is evident in not only how he runs his firm but the fact that he chose to focus on medmal, something other attorneys have abandoned. If you’re looking for someone that will fight for you tooth and nail, he’s your man.


Tommy Hastings and his staff provided a much needed voice for us during our crisis. His attention to detail went beyond the scope of simply practicing law. He is honest, informative, pragmatic and communicated well with us from start to finish. In a sea full of competing attorneys, Tommy has cast a reputation for himself as the very best. I highly recommend his services.

Kellie Rhodes

Tommy Hastings went above and beyond during my crisis. He genuinely cares about his clients and delivered a straight-forward, honest method to resolve my issue as quick as possible. If you want the best of the best then look no further. You’ve found him.

Kendall Webb

I was represented better than I could have ever imagined. My needs were put first and was treated as a friend rather than a number. My opinions were valued, my nerves were calmed and the process was always explained. Tommy Hastings and his staff go above and beyond! I couldn’t have asked for a better law firm or attorney!

Joy Love

I can’t say enough great things about this law firm. The staff was friendly and courteous every step of the way. They kept me informed and explained all of my options. Tommy was amazing to work with and I couldn’t be more satisfied with my outcome. If I could give him 10 stars, I would. If you don’t go with Hastings, you are doing yourself a disservice. Highly recommend.

Misty Peterson

I would highly recommend Tommy and his law firm. He represented us in a case where a simple surgery left my mother permanently disabled. His staff was very professional and diligent and kept me well informed throughout the case. In the end we are happy with the settlement she received and feel lucky to have had Tommy as our attorney.

Earica Robert

My brother had an unnecessary surgery which left him with severe neurological issues. We called several attorneys but chose Hastings because of their focus on cases like this. While the case is still pending, we’ve already received a settlement offer that was very close to what we were looking for. Many thanks go out to Tommy and his great team!

Devin Schumacher

We’re blessed to have found the Hastings law firm. Tommy and Greg were outstanding! Both attorneys were very responsive, professional, and helpful with any questions we had about our case. Their entire staff went above and beyond to keep us updated and most of all, calm. My family feels as though we have been made (mostly) whole again. Thank you both for your hard work.

Amy Word



Tommy Hastings and his team of personal injury attorneys have successfully tried and settled thousands of medical negligence lawsuits across Texas & Florida, resulting in the recovery of millions of dollars in compensation for their clients. These results have earned them the reputation of being one of the best medical malpractice plaintiff firms in the nation.