Houston Retained Medical Objects Lawyers

Attorneys Handling Medically Negligent Retained Surgical Objects Lawsuits

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Retained Foreign Objects Don’t Belong In Your Body — Consult Our Lawyers To Pursue Justice

All members of a surgical team are required to follow specific procedures during surgery, including counting the number of objects used during the surgery, such as sponges, clamps and surgical instruments, to confirm that nothing accidentally gets left behind.

Unfortunately, whether due to a surgery running behind or a member of the team not paying proper attention, patients are closed up with foreign objects left inside. This can cause infection, organ perforation and numerous other health problems that will require further and more complicated surgeries. If you have discovered that a foreign object has been retained in your body after surgery in Houston, the attorneys of Hastings Law Firm can help.

The Dedicated Legal Help You Need, the Warm and Friendly Service You Want

Tommy Hastings has spent more than a decade helping the victims of medical negligence all over Texas seek justice for the harm done to them. He has a long track record of success and has obtained millions of dollars in compensation for his clients for many different injuries, including surgical errors.

All of us get to know you and your situation because we want to make things easier for you during a stressful time. We find that having a more relaxed attitude helps us think differently about you and your case. By establishing a personal connection, we gain a better understanding of how your life is impacted by this act of medical malpractice and we have a vested interest in achieving a successful outcome.

“I Think We Missed One”

Finding out that an object used during surgery was left inside of you after you were closed up is very disturbing. In most cases, you learn about this because of health issues the retained foreign object has caused, not because the surgical team admits to their mistake. The medical profession frequently throws up obstacles to holding any of its members accountable for errors. Our lawyers know how to overcome these obstacles and obtain full and fair compensation for the harm done to you.

The Most Common Medical Objects Left in the Body After Surgery

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

If You Find a Surgical Instrument Retained Inside Your Body After Surgery, Our Texas Attorneys Can Help

The Hastings Law Firm is a dedicated negligence and malpractice law office representing victims along with their family members who have sustained injury or loss of life in instances involving surgical mistakes. When a surgical mistake takes place which results in a serious injury which could have been prevented, the affected person and their loved ones should not be liable for the damages that are suffered. Call today at 877-269-4620 or contact us on-line to schedule your free consultation. We are able to provide you with a free and confidential case evaluation to help you identify the best approach based on full knowledge of your options. We undertake most cases on contingency fee, which means our clients pay nothing out of pocket for us to pursue their case.



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.