Riverside Postoperative Infections Attorney
Postoperative Infections and Malpractice
Any postoperative infection that is suffered by a patient following surgery increases the time spent in the hospital and therefore increases the medical costs of a hospital stay. The prolonged recovery time of the patient and the added threat of further complications can cause additional pain and suffering to both the patient and his family. While some postoperative infections cannot be avoided, if they occur because of a mistake or error in judgment by the doctor or medical support staff, you may be entitled to file a malpractice suit against the attending physician or hospital who were responsible for your care.
If you believe you have suffered from a postoperative infection that was due to a mistake or improper medical care, you should consult with one of our malpractice attorneys at Pacific Attorney Group as soon as possible. They will carefully review your case and medical records and advise you on your legal rights. Seeking legal guidance quickly will give you a better chance of receiving compensation if that is the proper action to take.
How a Postoperative Infections Lawyer Can Help You
In the United States alone, the Center for Disease Control (CDC) estimates that over 500,000 people are affected by postoperative infections each year. Although medical doctors and hospital staff are rigorously trained and seek to provide the best medical care possible to their patients, mistakes can occur. An overworked or tired doctor can forget an important test or a hospital nurse can administer an incorrect dosage or medication. It is your right to expect expert and professional care and if you have suffered from an unnecessary postoperative infection, you may have grounds to pursue a malpractice suit.
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