Postoperative Complications Are More Common than Many Realize

Going through surgery can take quite a toll on the body, and all surgeries come with risk. While many people come through surgery with no problems, there are sometimes postoperative complications. These can be minor issues, or the complications could end up being life-threatening. In some instances, complications are diagnosed and treated immediately. However, there may also be complications that were not caught by the doctors and do not get the treatment they need.

Types of Post-Op Complications

These complications can vary greatly, and some can be deadly if they are not caught and treated in time.

Patients could be suffering from postoperative bleeding and could even be bleeding internally. If the blood vessels were not secured or stitched properly, there is a chance that they could come apart and cause bleeding in the body. Additionally, there is a chance that the doctor could have nicked an organ during the surgery and not realized it.

Infections could arise after going through an operation, as well, and these can cause severe problems for the patient. Many factors could cause an infection after surgery, including unsafe or unsanitary conditions in the hospital. Some of the typical signs and symptoms of an infection after surgery include swelling or hardening of the incision area, redness, drainage from the incision, fever, malaise, pain, and pain with urination.

Other complications include not properly monitoring vital organs, or even medication errors. Instances of doctors prescribing post-op medications their patients are allergic to, or that are the wrong medication, happen all too regularly.

Have you experienced complications following surgery?

In order to have a case, there needs to be proof that the doctor was negligent, and that the negligence led to the injury you suffered. Those who have suffered postoperative complications should get in touch with a knowledgeable and reputable attorney to review your case. A medical malpractice attorney understands how to look at your case and determine whether you have grounds to pursue legal action.

You can rely on a quality, experienced attorney to handle your case property and make sure that you have the justice and the compensation that you or your loved one deserve.

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