Negligent Follow-Up Care Can Be Medical MalpracticeLaws
After a medical procedure, we may still have a lot of questions and uncertainties. Especially after surgery, we may be very concerned with the after result of the procedure. This includes the healing process, pain, and possibility for infection. There may be other ramifications we may be concerned about, such as is the case with major abdominal surgeries.
We rely on healthcare providers to care for us after a surgery to ensure we are well taken care of. This includes checking out symptoms and incisions to be alert for signs of problems, such as infections or improper healing. Other signs can be bloating or pain, which may be a sign that a piece of surgical equipment is left inside you like the last blog post, or it could be a sign of infection or a ruptured bowel. When a healthcare provider fails to properly perform these after care and follow-up care treatment, it can result in serious injuries and even the wrongful death of a patient.
Shouldn’t a healthcare provider be liable for NOT caring for you properly after a procedure?
Don’t we PAY for that follow-up care?
Isn’t that follow-up care a part of the original care?
All patients must be properly taken care of following a surgery. This includes follow-up care.
And it is not just a surgery, but any procedure. Even just an injection should be properly followed up with to ensure therein no adverse reaction. This is particularly true for young children where there could be a serious adverse reaction.
Additionally, any time anesthesia is administered there must be follow ups to ensure there are no issues coming out of this serious cocktail of drugs. Anesthesia can be poisoning, and even if the immediate reaction is not serious it can be very dangerous as it sits inside of a patient and slowly damages the person. Delayed reactions are common, which is why follow-up care is very important.