Help, I Hemorrhaged After Surgery! Your Legal Options
During any surgical procedure, a small amount of bleeding is to be expected. This is because any incision done will most likely cause a vessel to leak blood out. That said, excessive bleeding, or hemorrhage, during, or after surgery is unacceptable due to the many health complications a patient may suffer from. Post-operative bleeding or hemorrhage is a sign that the doctor or surgeon was negligent in one way or another during the performance of their medical duties. The danger associated with post-operative bleeding is that it can happen when a patient is no longer in the care of a medical professional, at home, and they may bleed out to the point where they lose consciousness over a number of days. In addition, the point that the blood is coming out from may become infected and this may lead to the breaching of the bloodstream by bacteria, which may end in septic shock, a dangerous condition that may lead to death if not treated within 24 hours. What’s for sure though, is the fact that post-operative hemorrhage, although expected, should not be something that is tolerated by the patient, as physicians are taught to mitigate the same and put a stop to the bleeding before it turns into major health crisis. If this happened to you, you may be entitled to money damages via filing a surgery malpractice lawsuit, and we’re here to help with that.
Are you looking for a post-operative surgery malpractice attorney? The experienced medical malpractice lawyers at McCready Law have over 90 YEARS of combined legal experienced where we’ve helped hundreds of people get the justice and compensation they were rightfully owed, and it would be an honor to put this experience to work for you. Please call us NOW at (773) 825-3547 to learn more about your legal options for justice and compensation. What makes McCready Law different is the fact that all cases are handled by a real attorney, and not a paralegal, and that we are not afraid to litigate, which more often than not nets you a larger compensation amount compared to if you were to just go the easy insurance negotiations route, which most law firms choose. In addition to our staff being bilingual, we also take on cases on contingency fee basis, meaning that there are NO UPFRONT FEES when we take on your case, and we work on it to successful completion and only levy our legal fees when we’ve successfully recovered compensation on your behalf. Wherever you are in the country, if you suffered post-operative bleeding you suspect was brought on by negligence, we can help: simply call us NOW at (773) 825-3547 to learn more.
Bleeding After Surgery – Is It Normal?
Bleeding that occurs during surgery is known as primary bleeding, which is resolved by the surgeon as they record instances of the same in their notes. Individuals who bleed during surgery must be monitored for further bleeding so that timely medical intervention is provided. Reactive bleeding, which occurs 24 hours after surgery may be due to blood vessel nicking, perforation or damage, or due to very low blood pressure. On the other hand, secondary bleeding occurs about a week to ten days after a surgery, and it is usually due to an infection that has eroded or worn down a blood vessel due to the infection spreading. The last form of bleeding typically occurs when there was some kind of surgical contamination without it being contained prior to stitching the patient up.
Some of the most common symptoms of hemorrhagic shock include:
- Inability to urinate or infrequent urination
- The patient may appear agitated
Hemorrhage After Surgery Attorneys – Call Us NOW!
As long as there was a patient-doctor relationship at the time of your surgery and subsequent bleeding, one can sue due to actions that arise out of negligence on the part of the surgeon. By filing a hemorrhage after surgery lawsuit, one can recover compensation for things like medical expenses, both past and future, pain and suffering, lost earning capacity, lost wages, wrongful death if a loved one lost their life due to post-operative bleeding, and loss of society and consortium. Need to speak with someone regarding a possible claim due to post-operative bleeding and hemorrhage? Please call us NOW at (773) 825-3547 to learn more. Thanks, and we look forward to helping you.