Medical malpractice does not only occur during the medical procedure
Everyone is thrilled and relieved when a surgeon comes to the family waiting room and says, “Everything went well. No complications.” But, even when surgery goes well, problems can arise. Sometimes it is unexpected post-operative bleeding or infection. Other times, bowel inactivity (an “ileus”) or even bowel obstruction may develop after surgery. Sutures used inside the body may come apart, resulting in sepsis (infection and inflammation caused by the body’s reaction to infection) or bacteremia (bloodstream infection). Too much pain medication may be given, which can mask post-operative complications. The post-operative error attorneys at The Eisen Law Firm in Cleveland recover compensation for patients harmed during the post-operative phase of treatment. You have the right to safely recover after your surgery.
How does post-operative malpractice most often occur in Cleveland hospitals?
Too often surgeons focus only on the technical aspects of surgery. They consider themselves master of their craft inside the operating room, but they pay too little attention to the patient following surgery. The surgeon may leave all post-operative visits to a junior resident (a doctor in training) and may miss early warning signs of a developing problem.
At The Eisen Law Firm, we believe that a surgeon must be judged on more than just how he or she cuts and sews in the O.R. Surgical practice includes much more than that. It includes proper attention to patients before surgery, during surgery, and after surgery. We have seen too many masterful surgical performances ruined by negligent post-operative diagnosis and treatment.
Schedule a free initial consultation today and speak with one of our medical malpractice attorneys about the injuries you suffered during the post-operative phase of treatment
Most post-operative injuries are preventable and due to the negligence of the hospital staff. The medical malpractice attorneys at The Eisen Law Firm understand which post-operative injuries are preventable and take legal action against medical staff that harm patients. Schedule a free initial consultation with a Cleveland malpractice attorney by calling us at 216-687-0900 or We serve clients in Cleveland, Lorain, Columbus, Toledo, Akron and throughout Northeast Ohio.