Postoperative infections affect about 500,000 people every year
according to the CDC. The result of postoperative infections is
increased financial costs for the patient, a longer hospitalization
stay, physical suffering, and an increased risk of future
complications. Despite improvements with surgical techniques and
antibiotics, postoperative infections are still a large source of
illness. Postoperative infections can be prevented in some instances
if the surgeon administers precise and proper technique and uses
solid judgment. For more information on your legal rights regarding
postoperative infections, please contact us by selecting a state.
There have been largely revised guidelines published in hopes of
better preventing postoperative infections, but there have been
reports indicating these guidelines have not been instated as
standard procedure in many hospitals. The number of postoperative
infections varies depending on surgeon, hospital, and procedure, in
addition to the patient. Although there has been a decrease in the
amount of postoperative infections that affects people, certain
types of complications are still very prevalent and endanger the
lives of those patients. In the past, there were unquestionably
larger costs and a higher incidence of postoperative infections, but
the dangers are still very pertinent to patients everywhere.
Some instances of postoperative infections are considered medical
malpractice. In the event that a medical malpractice has occurred,
it is in the patient's best interests to seek legal counsel. Showing
that a postoperative infection has occurred can be a very difficult
claim to prove without the proper representation. Improper surgical
procedures, in addition to a lack of careful infection control may
have resulted in the patient's postoperative infection.
Every patient has the right to assume that under the care of the
surgeon and the surgical team that they have been given the best
care. When the patient has developed a postoperative infection it
may indicate the patient did not receive the best care and the
patient should strongly consider learning their legal rights. Even
if a postoperative infection was not the result of malpractice, it
is better to ensure your rights are being protected.
If you or a loved one believe you may have been injured by your
healthcare system, contact us today. We are specialized in handling
medical malpractice suits and can quickly determine if you should
pursue your case.
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