Postoperative Care Errors
It takes only a minor error to cause serious damage in a postoperative setting. Some of the results of these errors include:
- Abdominal catastrophes
- Ileus, colon and bowel perforations
- Viral Infections
- Deep vein thrombosis
- Blood clots or pulmonary embolism
- Superficial thrombophlebitis
- Blood clots from improperly inserted IV needles
- Methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus Aureus (MRSA)
- Necrotizing fasciitis
- Urinary tract infections (UTIs)
- Post-op internal bleeding
- Staphylococcus (Staph) infections
- Bloodstream infections
- Organ perforation that went unnoticed
- Tissue necrosis (death)
- Infections at the site of surgery
- Respiratory infections like pneumonia
All of these conditions are life-threatening and can cause lasting harm.
Our nurses will discuss your postoperative experience and how any harm may be a result from a postoperative care error. We thoroughly review your medical records, looking for all instances of malpractice and who may have caused them. When medical professionals fail to perform any of the standard duties because they did not meet the accepted standard of medical care, then they may be held liable for injuries that occur as a result. If a doctor fails to adequately monitor a patient or fails to notice symptoms, the patient may face serious complications.
To speak with an experienced team member contact Legal Nurse Consultants USA, LLC or call us at 877.211.7562 for a free consultation. You may also leave your contact information and a summary of your potential case, and a team member will get back to you promptly after review.