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The importance of adequate monitoring in post-surgery care

On Behalf of | May 23, 2023 | Medical Malpractice |

When it comes to preparing to undergo a medical procedure, many of the questions patients may ask might pertain to the risks involved with the operation. However, this might not always be the only relevant factor to address, as there may also be a variety of issues that could arise during the recovery period. Adequate patient monitoring could prove vital to staving off severe health complications during post-surgical treatment. Unfortunately, patients in North Carolina who encounter medical negligence during recovery may be at greater risk of encountering a variety of severe health repercussions. 

Post-surgery risks 

There are various types of health complications one could face during post-surgery recovery. Adverse reactions to medications or anesthesia can create various health concerns and if these issues are left unaddressed, the outcome could prove dire. Failure to monitor the site of surgery may also increase the risks of issues such as excessive swelling and infections and similar issues could expose a person to additional health concerns. 

Blood loss is another example of an issue that may be common after many medical procedures and identifying and addressing such concerns may prove integral to staving off devastating results. Proper patient monitoring may also be vital to identifying issues such as lack of sufficient oxygen or a need to administer IV fluids and if left unaddressed, such issues could take a significant toll on a patient’s health. Health concerns such as pulmonary embolisms and pneumonia may also be common issues during the recovery process and a swift response to such concerns may be vital to staving off serious health risks. 

Lack of adequate care 

Lack of adequate care during post-surgery recovery is a type of medical negligence that could pose a significant threat to a patient’s health. Individuals in North Carolina who suffer severe or permanent harm due to such negligence may face an understandable desire for answers on the next steps to take to seek the restitution they deserve. Fortunately, there are attorneys who can examine the situation a person is facing and assist in preparing to pursue the full amount of restitution to which he or she is entitled to receive via a medical malpractice claim.