Failures in Post-Operative Care
When Post-Operative Treatment Fails
Post-operative care is the treatment that a patient receives after undergoing
a surgical procedure. This treatment begins immediately following surgery,
for the duration of the hospital stay, and may continue after the patient
is discharged from the hospital.
If you were not properly taken care following a surgical procedure, and
you suffered undue injuries as a result of the inadequate care, you may
have grounds to file a medical malpractice suit.
At Walker, Hamilton, Koenig & Burbidge, we have been representing
injured patients in a broad range of
medical malpractice cases for 25 years, including failures in post-operative care. With
more than 100 years of collective experience, our San Francisco personal injury attorneys stand ready to pursue the
compensation that you deserve.
When you retain our services, you benefit from the following:
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When a healthcare provider's post-operative care falls below the accepted
standard of practice in the medical community, and the patient is harmed,
it is considered a form of medical malpractice. Depending on the type
of surgery, there are many complications that can arise during the post-operative period.
If the treating physician, nurses, or hospital staff fail to properly care
for the patient, or if they fail to notice a complication, such acts or
omissions can cause irreparable harm to the patient, with one such concern
Failures in post-operative care are associated with:
- Medication errors
- Allergic reactions to anesthesia
- Blood clots
- Hemorrhage: internal or external
- Airway obstruction
- Vomiting and aspiration
- Residual narcosis
In order to have a successful medical malpractice claim, you will need
to be able to prove that: 1) the hospital had a legal duty to care for
you, 2) that duty was breached, 3) the breach caused your injuries, 4)
you received substandard medical care, and 5) you suffered damages.
Without damages (losses which may be emotional or pecuniary), there is
no basis for a claim, regardless of the medical provider's negligence.
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At Walker, Hamilton, Koenig & Burbidge, we are passionate about
protecting the rights of patients and we believe that gross medical negligence
should never be swept under the rug. If you experienced unnecessary harm
because you received inadequate post-operative care, you could benefit
significantly by speaking to a member of our legal team.
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