Surgery can be terrifying. However, the vast majority of surgical procedures are performed by skilled medical professionals and help improve a patient’s situation. However, there are times when the careless or negligent actions of medical professionals cause post-op complications. When a doctor, nurse, or other health care professional fails to properly care for a patient after surgery, this can lead to major medical issues. At the Weitz Firm, we are standing by to help if you need a Philadelphia post-op complication attorney. Let our team conduct a complete investigation into the incident and help secure any compensation you may be entitled to.
Post-op care refers to the medical treatment and monitoring that a patient receives after a surgical procedure. There are many factors that go into proper post-op care, and this includes a multitude of medical staff, including surgeons, doctors, nurses, and other medical personnel. In short, a medical provider’s duty of care does not end when surgery is complete – it extends until the post-op recovery period is complete.
All medical professionals that provide treatment to patients owe a duty of care known as the “medical standard of care.” This refers to the duty to provide adequate treatment and services at the same level of care that a reasonably competent medical professional with a similar background would provide under similar circumstances. Failing to provide an adequate medical standard of care could constitute medical malpractice.
Medical negligence during the post-operative phase of surgery can pose significant dangers to a patient’s health and well-being. In general, the two most immediate and potentially dangerous threats are infections and blood clots.
If you or somebody you love has been injured or become ill because of the post-op care you received, seek legal assistance immediately. At the Weitz Firm, our team has extensive experience handling complex medical malpractice cases, including issues involving post-op care. Let us investigate the incident and help secure full compensation for your losses, which can include: