San Antonio Improper Suturing Attorneys
After a surgical procedure, every incision made must be sealed to prevent bleeding and infections. The most common techniques that doctors use are sutures and stitches. Sutures support and strengthen wounds by holding the two sides of the incision together until the tensile strength of the skin is strong enough to sustain the wound. Although suturing has been around for thousands of years, surgeons still may use improper suturing techniques that may create devastating complications for their patients.
At [firm-name], our attorneys understand the impossible situation many families encounter when they pay thousands in surgical fees just to see a procedure like suturing go wrong. We believe that every doctor who negligently inflicts further harm onto a patient needs to be held liable for their mistakes. Contact our office at [phone-number] to learn more about how our qualified attorneys can assist you in your improper suturing case today.
Complications with Improper Suturing
There are many different suturing techniques each tailored to suit different types of cuts, lacerations, and incisions. Many factors such as thickness of skin and degree of tension must be accounted for before a doctor can select a suturing technique, and if the correct technique is not chosen, the patient will suffer medical consequences. Unfortunately, many doctors fail to account for these factors and suture wounds in the manner most convenient for them. Negligent malpractice, such as improper suturing, can result in a patient dealing with long lasting medical complications, some of the most common complications associated with improper suturing include:
- Excessive or widened scarring
- Infectious disease
- Delayed healing
- Chronic bleeding
- Suture tears
Often times improper suturing requires re-suturing of the wound which may include more anesthetics, more doctor visits, and more medical bills. All of which can be prevented if the surgeon took reasonable care to correctly suture the wound the first time.
Contact a San Antonio Improper Suturing Attorney
If you or someone you know has suffered from improper suturing, know that with strong legal representation you may be able to recover compensation for your injuries. At [firm-name], our legal team strives to punish those doctors who negligently impose unnecessary harm on their patient. Contact our office today at [phone-number] to speak with a member of our legal team.