Inadequate Post-Surgical Care Lawyers
Surgical procedures are incredibly taxing on the body, but with quality post-surgical care, patients have an improved chance of a quick recovery. Though medical professionals have a duty to uphold a reasonable standard of care, many Massachusetts patients do not receive adequate post-operative care. The consequences of substandard medical care can be fatal.
Failure to provide suitable post-surgical care often saddles patients with additional expenses, excruciating pain, a prolonged recovery process, and even fatal infections, like sepsis. If you have been the victim of this type of medical malpractice in Massachusetts, the challenges you face may seem insurmountable. You do not need to face these challenges alone. Find an experienced lawyer to help you navigate this difficult time.
If you have been the victim of medical malpractice, a skilled Boston lawyer from Crowe & Harris, LLP is ready to help. We are committed to fighting for your rights during this difficult time. We will learn about the ways in which you have suffered, study the complexities of your situation, and interview experts while building your case.
Our lawyers understand how frustrated, stressed, and tired you are when you reach out to us for help. We want you to feel comfortable knowing that we are handling your case. With over a century’s worth of combined experience, our team has the knowledge and tenacity necessary to hold the responsible doctor or hospital accountable. Let us worry about your case while you focus on your recovery.
Call one of our lawyers at (617) 404-3417.
Do I Need a Lawyer?
Medical institutions and their staff members are no strangers to injury suits. For this reason, hospitals keep highly skilled attorneys on staff to fight against malpractice claims. Even if you have a valid claim, if you do not have the legal understanding to effectively manage your case, you will not recover the compensation that you deserve. If you are serious about recovering compensation, you need a lawyer representing you.
A knowledgeable medical malpractice attorney will have to prove how the responsible doctor or caretaker failed to fulfill their duty to you as the patient. Your lawyer will take a thorough look at the timeline of your case, conduct multiple expert interviews, and apply the information that they’ve gathered to effectively argue the validity of your claim.
Understanding the value of your case is crucial to ensure you do not settle for less than you deserve. Damages related to inadequate post-surgical care often encompass economic and non-economic losses such as lost wages, additional medical expenses, physical pain, and suffering, An attorney is instrumental in evaluating how much compensation you should receive for your injuries, and negotiating with insurance to be sure you receive it.
In some instances, you may be offered a quick settlement from the at-fault party. Unfortunately, this initial offering is usually far below the true value of your claim. If you neither have an attorney, nor an adequate understanding of how much compensation you deserve, you may be tempted to accept this settlement. While quick money may help you manage with the immediate financial burden created by your injuries, if the settlement is not suitable to cover your future costs, accepting it will only create problems for you down the road. Do not take this risk; hire an attorney to protect your family, your finances, and your future.
Why Hire Crowe & Harris, LLP to Handle My Case?
The attorneys at Crowe & Harris, LLP have a century’s worth of combined legal experience fighting for victims of medical malpractice. We are passionate about representing members of our community when they have sought medical care only to face further pain and injury. When we take a case, we are unrelenting in seeking the best possible outcome for the patients and families that we represent.
Many of our clients reach out to us during the most difficult time in their lives, either having been the victims of serious malpractice or having recently lost a loved one to inadequate medical care. From our firsthand experience with victims, we understand all too well the financial and physical toll that medical negligence has on a family’s stability.
By seeking the highest amount of compensation possible for our clients, it is our goal to help them through this difficult time. The following are some of the results that we have obtained for clients regarding inadequate post-surgical care:
- $2.4 million settlement for failure to diagnose post-Cesarean infection
- $2.5 million settlement for untreated post-operative infection
- $890,000 settlement for failure to treat post-delivery hemorrhage
We are fortunate to be able to put our legal skill to work making a difference in the lives of injury victims. When doctors commit their careers to serve patients, we believe they should deliver on the promises they make. If you’ve been injured because of medical negligence, we are ready to hear about your case.
Inadequate Post-Surgical Care in Massachusetts
A surgeon’s job isn’t done when the patient is out of the operating room. Post-surgical care is an integral part of the surgical process. Operations are invasive and taxing on the body and for this reason, watching over the patient and making sure their condition remains stable following a procedure is crucial.
Even with great caution before and during surgery, the possibility of infection is always present. By keeping a close eye on patients after surgery, physicians can make sure that serious infection-related complications like sepsis do not develop. Failure to provide post-surgical care may take the following forms:
- Failure to properly manage pain
- Premature release from the hospital
- Failure to perform necessary screenings
- Failure to provide information on in-home postoperative care
- Failure to identify complications
Post-surgical care also encompasses patient and caretaker instructions for the days or weeks following a procedure. Your doctor should provide you with information regarding your specific treatment plan and remain available to you if complications arise after you have left the hospital.
It is important to note that a poor outcome does not necessarily mean that malpractice has occurred. Medical negligence has a very specific meaning in the eyes of the law. You will only be able to recover compensation if you can prove that your healthcare provider did not meet the standard of care, meaning they did not behave as another competent professional in the same circumstances would have. Proving that your case qualifies as negligence will require the assistance of a lawyer and medical experts.
Frequently Asked Questions
If you have been injured by subpar medical care, we know that you have questions. Decades of fighting for victims of medical malpractice has equipped our attorneys with a wealth of knowledge. Check out some of our frequently asked questions and reach out to us to discuss your case in more detail today at (617) 404-3417.
When Should I File?
In Massachusetts, the standard deadline to file a lawsuit for medical malpractice is three years. This means that if you do not take action within three years from the date of your injury, you lose the right to hold the at-fault hospital or doctor accountable. It is important to understand that there are some exceptions which can extend this time limitation. Though this window of time may seem generous, reach out to a lawyer as soon as possible. Successfully obtaining a settlement can take a while, so it is best to get the process started sooner than later.
Will My Case Go To Court?
When your injury is putting financial stress on you and your family, our lawyers understand that you are anxious to have your case resolved. We are equally motivated to help you get the settlement that you deserve quickly. When possible, we aim to recover a settlement from the at-fault party because this is generally a faster outcome for you. However, if the at-fault party fails to offer a satisfactory settlement in a timely manner, we will take your case to court to fight for the compensation that you deserve.
What are Damages?
“Damages” is the legal term that refers to the payment that you are eligible to receive as a result of your injury-related losses. When inadequate post-surgical care harms you, you can hold the responsible party accountable for both economic and non-economic damages. Your financial losses may include lost wages, disrupted ability to work in the future, and further medical expenses related to ongoing treatment. Non-economic damages include pain and suffering and emotional distress.
What are Damage Caps?
Damage caps limit the amount of compensation that you can collect. The state of Massachusetts limits the amount of non-economic damages for medical malpractice cases at $500,000. In some cases, however, when serious disfigurement or loss of functionality has occurred, exceptions may be granted.
Call a Crowe & Harris, LLP Medical Malpractice Lawyer Today
We entrust our lives to the expertise and skill of medical professionals. When a physician, nurse, or other medical provider has failed to fulfill their duty to provide you with adequate post-surgical care, you could suffer considerably. If you have been the victim of substandard medical treatment, we want to hear your story. The healing process can be a long road, but at Crowe & Harris, LLP we want to make sure that you have the support and financial resources that you need to make a full recovery.