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.

What constitutes post-operative treatment in Philadelphia?

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.

  • Infections: Any surgical procedure comes with some risk of infection occurring. It is a medical provider’s duty after surgery to follow proper infection prevention protocols. This can include checking vital signs, analyzing blood test results, ensuring all equipment used during the post-op process is sanitized.
  • Blood clots: A patient’s risk of developing blood clots significantly increases following surgery. This is usually because a person is fairly stagnant in bed for a longer period of time than usual. Health care professionals should help a patient perform a light exercise (if at all possible) to help increase blood flow. Medical professionals can also use compression garments and take other preventative measures to prevent blood clotting.

Call our Philadelphia medical malpractice attorney today

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:

  • Coverage of any additional medical expenses caused by the malpractice
  • Lost income if you cannot work while recovering
  • Any household out-of-pocket expenses you incur
  • Pain and suffering damages
  • Loss of enjoyment of life damages

When you need a Philadelphia post-op complication attorney, you can contact us for a free consultation of your case by clicking here or calling 267-587-6240.

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