Medical Malpractice After Surgery
Rarely do medical malpractice cases involve true surgical errors, involving surgeons performing surgery on the wrong part of the body or making similar errors. More often, medical malpractice takes place during postoperative care.
Infections and Post surgical Care
Most surgeons are brilliant technicians. They love performing surgery. They are excited to do it and to do it correctly. What they may be less excited about is the post-op care. Often, that is when the ball gets dropped. After surgery, patients are at risk for infections. If infections are caught and treated immediately, they rarely become a problem. Unfortunately, if the symptoms of infections like peritonitis are overlooked and the infections go untreated, they can escalate to life-threatening proportions. In these cases, negligent medical professionals should be held accountable for the damage done to the patient.
At the Law Offices of Raymond J. Slomski, P.C., in Phoenix, Arizona, our lawyers have decades of experience handling cases involving failure to diagnose postoperative infections and other postoperative problems.
Other Postoperative Problems
Infection is not the only problem health care professionals need to watch for during postoperative care. Depending on the type of surgery performed, there may also be a risk of blood clots and pulmonary embolism. This medical condition requires immediate treatment. If you or a loved one has suffered a pulmonary embolism during postoperative care, it may have been the result of medical malpractice. We can help.
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