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Post Surgical Infection Lawsuits & Funding

Over 500,000 people that undergo surgery each year will develop an infection after a surgical procedure. Post surgical infections can result from uncleanliness environments, lack of surgical preparation, unsterilized medical equipment, prior infections untreated, long operations and faulty techniques. Every hospital throughout the United States is held to the same standard. They all have the responsibility to take all precautions to help minimize infections from happening. When a medical professional lacks his or her duty to minimize post surgical infections, they can be held accountable through a medical malpractice lawsuit.

When a patient is victim of post surgical infections they may have legal recourse to collect damages. This is because post surgical infections may result in pain and suffering, time away from work, additional hospital bills and prescription costs and pain and suffering. A patient may need additional surgeries and in some cases become disabled.

A person that has filed a lawsuit against a hospital or medical specialist may qualify for legal funding. LawLeaf provides lawsuit funding services for victims throughout the United States. We provide non recourse lawsuit loans against pending and settled cases. Because these types of cases can take years to settle, a person may need to borrow money during or even after a case is concluded.

There are many people that are victim to post surgical infections which are unaware that their infection could have been prevented. If you have recently been involved in an operation and believe you may have an infection, you should seek immediate medical care.

Some of the different symptoms may include:

  • Malaise
  • Sudden pain
  • Fever
  • Chills
  • Headache
  • Dehydration
  • Swelling
  • Pus drainage
  • Redness around incision
  • Tenderness
  • Delayed healing
  • Unusual smell
  • Black tissue
  • Enlarged lymph node

Surgical site infection costs victims millions of dollars a year in medical bills. Some of these expenses are paid through insurance while other costs come out of pocket. Unfortunately this because some people are unaware of their legal rights, and will use their own money when pay for their bills and medications.

Post surgery infections may be reduced if a surgeon keeps in mind the following:

  • Tissue should be handled gently
  • Aseptic techniques can help minimize infections
  • All traumatic foreign bodies should be removed during the operation
  • Blood should never be impaired because it is important for healing purposes
  • Always avoid dead space when closing a wound
  • Operative trauma should be kept at a minimum
  • It is important to minimize the amount of time in surgery to help reduce bacteria entering the wound

It can sometimes be hard to prove medical negligence for surgical infections. It is important if you’ve been a patient in a recent surgery and believe you’ve received an infection from a surgical procedure, you seek immediate legal counsel. Medical malpractice law is complex and will require an experienced attorney. The process can be daunting and take years before compensation is awarded.

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