Medical Malpractice Attorney Handling Cases Involving Postoperative Care Errors
Surgery can be dangerous. Recent statistics say that about 50% of all surgeries go wrong. Not only is surgery risky, but the care afterward can be just as treacherous. The staff looking after a postoperative patient must be on the ball. If they aren’t properly monitoring patients, people can get hurt. Postoperative care errors can be chalked up to just one of those things or acts of God. A medical malpractice attorney can help shed light on what happened.
Postoperative Care is Important to a Full Recovery
It only takes a small mistake in the postoperative setting to cause severe damage. Imagine if nurses fail to monitor you while coming out of anesthesia. What if that nurse doesn’t notice you’ve stopped breathing? What if a nurse lets you walk unattended even though you are still woozy from anesthesia? Some of the results of postoperative care errors include:
- Brain injuries from respiratory depression
- Bowel perforations
- Deep vein thrombosis
- Falls due to the effects of anesthesia
- Pulmonary embolism
- Blood clots from improperly inserted IV needles
All of these conditions are life-threatening. Each of these can cause lasting harm. If the doctors, nurses, and staff that are supposed to take care of you, don’t, there can be serious consequences. All of these injuries can result in:
- Future medical costs
- Doctor bills
- Lost wages
- Increased costs in hiring someone else to do your work around the house
- Mental anguish
- Pain and suffering
Hospitals and doctors are hard at work protecting themselves when they’ve messed up. You need a medical malpractice attorney fighting for you when you’ve been hurt by postoperative care mistakes.
Contact a Medical Malpractice Attorney to Pursue Your Postoperative Care Malpractice Case
If you or a loved one has been hurt due to postoperative care malpractice, contact Chelsie King Garza for a free initial consultation. She will help you find answers. Chelsie King Garza is a medical malpractice attorney familiar with postoperative care neglect.