Poor Post Operative Care Can Lead To Disaster
Surgical procedures involve multiple layers of risks. The dangers do not disappear once the incision is stitched back up. The postoperative phase of recovery remains a critical juncture. During this time, much can go wrong, especially if doctors and nurses fail to uphold reasonable standards of care.
Staff members in hospital post-operative care units (PACUs) are often overworked. They may slip up and overlook critical care instructions. Inattention can also contribute to devastating falls in the hospital. Other examples of negligence include:
- Medication errors
- Failure to diagnose and treat complications such as blood clots, hemorrhaging, bowel perforation and post-operative infections
- Failure to monitor the patient’s vital signs
- Premature discharge from the hospital
Post-operative errors can tragically derail what may have otherwise been a smooth recovery. For some patients, the consequences are disabling or fatal.
Giving Malpractice Victims A Voice
At Breslin & Breslin, P.A., we understand what it’s like to suffer harm at the hands of those you entrusted with your life and health. Our firm has served as a voice for victims of medical malpractice for over 80 years. We have fought against wrongs in the health care system and won seven- and eight-figure victories for those who have suffered the misfortune of surgical malpractice.
When you look to us for guidance, you can expect an upfront assessment of your legal rights. We initially evaluate potential claims with the pooled legal experience and knowledge of our attorneys, including one lawyer who is also a registered nurse. We will then enlist trusted medical experts to establish an unshakeable foundation of evidence for pursuing maximum financial recovery.
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Find out whether you have a strong case by arranging a free and confidential consultation. Call or contact us online to get started. Based in Hackensack, New Jersey, our attorneys handle post-operative error cases in Bergen County and beyond.