Blood Clots After A Surgery: Is this New York Medical Malpractice?

Hospitals, Surgery

Is it New York Medical Malpractice if a Patient Suffers from Blood Clots After a Surgery?

Surgery has many perils.  The anesthesia and surgery itself are the obvious ones.  Infections after a procedure are always a risk.  But many people do not consider blood clots to be a threat.  But they are a serious threat after any type of surgery.  They could occur without any medical negligence, but they also could be due to New York medical malpractice.  This is why you need a New York medical malpractice lawyer to evaluate and determine whether you have been a victim of a natural risk or a reckless error.

Blood clots are a natural response to an injury.  This is when platelets form to repair damaged blood vessels and form this clot which helps prevent more bleeding or cause further damage. Normally the body will dissolve these blood clots once the healing is complete.  But if the clot is in a bad spot or continues to form larger, it can obstruct the blood vessel and become a problem.

But it should not get to this point.  Medical provides should be monitoring for blood clots during a patient’s hospital stay, especially during and after a surgery.  Even certain actions of making cuts could result in fatty blood clots being launched throughout a person’s body.  In certain areas like the lungs or brain, this could be fatal—sometimes instantly.  Other times a pulmonary embolism or a stroke could occur, which means that a patient will have significant pain and suffering and possibly permanent damage.  

While blood clots are a risk of surgery, they should be guarded against if the proper standard of care if followed.  When healthcare providers fail to comply with that standard, it could be the result in New York medical malpractice and allow a victim or the victim’s family to recover compensation.  Shouldn’t a doctor or healthcare provider be liable for a blood clot?

Absolutely!

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