Cincinnati Post-Surgical Complications Attorney
When you need surgery, you should be able to trust that your doctors, surgeons, and surgical staff have the extensive training, knowledge, and experience necessary to successfully perform the procedure. Medical professionals should carefully screen you to make sure that you are not likely to develop additional complications after your surgery and should inform you of any post-operative complications you may encounter. However, some doctors fail to take these steps, and some patients experience serious harm from post-surgical complications as a result.
If you or someone you love has suffered from post-surgical complications due to negligence on the part of a medical professional, you may be able to take legal action. To speak with a qualified Cincinnati surgical error attorney, contact Stepleton Dugan, LLC by calling 513-321-7733.
Complications After Surgery
Complications can vary depending on the type of surgery that was performed. However, some possible complications are common to most types of surgeries. These complications may occur immediately after surgery, in the days following surgery, or even later. Immediate complications may include:
- Shock due to blood loss
- Collapse of the lungs
- Primary hemorrhage
Other complications may arise soon after surgery, including:
- Nausea, confusion, and vomiting
- Infection at wound or incision site
- Secondary hemorrhage due to infection
- Deep vein thrombosis
- Urinary tract infection or acute urinary retention
- Bowel obstruction
Some post-surgical complications do not arise until a significant amount of time has passed since the surgery, including:
- Ongoing sinus problems
- Hernia at the incision site
- Reemergence of the original problem that required surgery
It is important to speak with your doctors and surgeons about any possible negative side effects or complications before you decide if surgery is right for you.
If you or someone you love has suffered from serious complications after surgery, Cincinnati personal injury attorneys at Stepleton Dugan, LLC can help you seek justice. To discuss your legal options, contact us today at 513-321-7733.