South New Jersey Surgery Aftercare Negligence Attorneys
Any surgery carries risks, but often the greatest danger to the patient is after the operation. If an error during the procedure goes unnoticed, or nursing staff fail to monitor the patient during recovery, a treatable infection or complication can quickly become life-threatening.
If you suspect that a loved one’s serious illness, permanent injury or death was caused by negligent post-operative care, contact the skilled and proven attorneys of Shivers, Gosnay & Greatrex, LLC. In a case evaluation, we can determine if you have basis for a medical malpractice lawsuit. We have handled cases throughout Camden County and South Jersey.
Investigating Post-Surgical Complications
Infection or bleeding after surgery may or may not stem from surgical errors. Regardless, the surgical team and post-op staff have a duty to monitor the patient closely. Our experienced trial lawyers obtain and analyze nursing charts and other records to prove the hospital’s failure to recognize and respond to complications of surgery:
- Hemorrhage/internal bleeding
- Heart attack or stroke
- Critical infection (e.g., staph infection, MRSA infection)
- Anesthesia complications
- Adverse reactions to medications
Failure to treat infection at an early stage can lead to organ failure, amputation, brain damage or death. We hold medical professionals and hospitals accountable for negligence in the operating room, substandard supervision in post-op recovery or the patient’s room, or premature discharge of a person with an untreated infection.
Even when a post-surgery error is not life-threatening, it can cause lasting or permanent harm. One client was given the wrong cast and told too soon by his physician that his broken foot could bear weight. The doctor’s mistake required many more months of incapacity, painful rehabilitation and permanent disability.