San Antonio Post-Surgical Complications Attorney
Contrary to popular belief, the medical standard of care owed to patients does not stop at the end of a surgery; medical professionals have a legal duty to exercise the standard level of care with patients from the pre-surgery consultation until after the post-operative period. The post-operative period is an important time when doctors should be taking measures to prevent complications, infections, and blood clots by monitoring your condition, asking about side effects, and if necessary, administering X-rays, prescription drugs, or additional tests. When a medical professional fails to be attentive in the aftermath of a surgery, patients can suffer undue complications and infections following their procedure.
The length and amount of monitoring necessary in the post-operative period varies with each surgery, but all medical professionals are expected to follow up with their patients in a manner consistent with the standards of medical care. If you have suffered preventable injuries because of a breach in the standard of care owed to patients after a surgery, the qualified attorneys at [firm-name] can help you recover damages from a negligent medical professional. Serious bacterial infections can manifest if measures aren’t taken to prevent complications, presenting major risks to a patient’s already-fragile health.
Effective post-surgical care is the last step in an operation. This period ends when a doctor no longer needs to follow up on your condition. While an imperfect bill of health is not necessarily an indication of a doctor’s carelessness following a surgery, examples of poor or negligent post-operative care may include:
- Lack of sterile treatment to incisions and open or healing wounds
- Inattentiveness to vitals and post-op evaluations
- Staph infection, pneumonia, or other bacterial infections
- Medication errors
- Hemorrhage/internal bleeding
- Anesthesia complications
- Heart attack or stroke
Not taking the requisite measures to prevent post-surgical complications is considered a form of medical malpractice. Patients are exposed to countless risks after an operation and close monitoring after a surgery is vital to ensuring a successful procedure.
Contact a Post-Surgical Complications Attorney
If you or someone you love has suffered injury after what you suspect was negligent post-operative care, don’t hesitate to contact the experienced post-surgical complications lawyers at [firm-name] to discuss your case. Because failure to deliver effective care post-surgery is a breach of the medical standard of care owed to patients, negligent medical professionals should be held accountable for the injuries they cause. Reach out to our San Antonio offices today at [phone-number] for support and guidance in your case.