Surgical errors can be devastating for the patients. There are a couple of major issues that might come into the picture in these cases. One of these occurs when surgical supplies are left in the patient. The other is when infection is introduced into the wound. Both of these cases can lead to significant injury to the patient.
In the post-surgical period, nurses and other medical professionals should ensure that they are checking on the patient often. Any signs that something is amiss, such as redness around the wound, abnormal drainage or fever, must be addressed immediately. The issue that might come up is that the medical team might miss these signs.
One sign that might be overlooked is the patient claiming they are in pain. There is usually some pain after a surgical procedure, but not all pain is normal. Any complaints of pain should be taken seriously during the post-surgical period.
We realize that there are many things going through your mind after surgery. You probably don’t think that anything is going to go wrong. Don’t let that type of thinking cloud your judgment about what is going on with you after you have surgery.
You should learn about your options for seeking compensation when you are harmed due to a surgical error. Your case should include a claim for monetary damages that can cover the influx of medical care that comes with this situation. It should also include damages for the missed wages and other life impacts that the issue caused. We are here to help you with this.