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Post-Operative Negligence

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When patients undergo a surgical procedure, their medical care doesn’t cease when they’re stitched up and out of the hospital. Depending on the type of procedure, patients could undergo weeks or even months of post-operative care before they’re well again. During this time, healthcare professionals must monitor their patients for post-operative complications such as infections, flare-ups, blood clots, and more. Should a healthcare provider neglect their post-operative responsibilities or fail to adhere to a reasonable standard of care, it’s considered medical negligence and may result in serious injury to a patient.

If you or a loved one have been harmed due to a medical professional’s post-operative negligence, you may be entitled to financial compensation for your damages. Contact our Nevada law firm, Pursiano Barry Bruce Demetriades Simon LLP, today to request a free, no-obligation case consultation with an experienced medical malpractice attorney!

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What Is Post-Operative Malpractice?

Post-operative care refers to any treatment or monitoring a patient receives after undergoing a surgical procedure. The primary objective of post-operative care is to ensure patients recover healthily and minimize risks of further complications. Physicians responsible for a patient’s post-operative care, just like any other medical professional, are expected to exercise the degree of care and skill that any other competent physician would use, given the circumstances. Post-operative malpractice occurs when a physician, nurse, or other medical staff fail to identify or sufficiently treat post-operative complications and cause the patient to suffer harm.

Complications Caused By Post-Operative Negligence

Following a surgical procedure, patients are often weakened and vulnerable to debilitating complications, which is why medical professionals are required to remain vigilant throughout a patient’s recovery process. Medical negligence on the part of a post-operative caretaker poses severe risks for the health and well-being of recovering patients. The following are a few common complications and injuries patients may suffer when medical professionals act negligently.

  • Infection
  • Sepsis
  • Shock
  • Blood Clots
  • Hemorrhaging
  • Reactions To Medication
  • Paralytic Ileus
  • Falls

Compensation For Post-Operative Negligence Claims

If you’ve suffered an injury or had an existing condition exacerbated by post-operative negligence, you may be entitled to financial compensation for your damages. A few of the most common compensable damages victims of post-operative malpractice may pursue include the following.

  • Medical Expenses
  • Loss Of Present & Future Wages
  • Out Of Pocket Expenses
  • Disability
  • Pain & Suffering
  • Punitive Damages
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How Our Medical Malpractice Lawyers Can Help

The last thing a patient recuperating from surgery should worry about is having their recovery complicated by a negligent medical professional. Patients should not tolerate careless medical errors of any kind, and they deserve compensation for losses incurred due to malpractice. Our Las Vegas medical malpractice attorneys will stand alongside victims of post-operative negligence and help claimants pursue maximum compensation for their suffering. Contact Pursiano Barry Bruce Demetriades Simon LLP today to request a free case consultation with an experienced medical malpractice lawyer!

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