Boston Surgical Infection Lawyers
Even if a surgical procedure goes smoothly, there could still be risk involved after surgery. Infections due to surgical errors can have a lasting impact on the victim for weeks, months, or even years. Life-threatening complications can occur from improperly treated or untreated post-surgical infections. When hospitals neglect to follow certain post-surgery protocols, serious infections, either at the incision site or somewhere else in the body, can occur.
You shouldn’t have to recover from your surgery only to deal with additional medical issues due to a severe infection. If a medical professional was negligent in their care of you, you can hold them financially accountable through a medical malpractice claim. At Crowe & Harris, LLP our Boston surgical infection attorneys are committed to handling your medical malpractice case.
Why Do I Need an Infection Errors Attorney?
Surgical error cases can be complex and challenging to navigate. In addition to understanding the law, you will need to be able to understand and argue about complicated medical information. At the same time, you will likely be dealing with the painful results of your surgery, as well as facing many unexpected expenses. Trying to handle all of this by yourself is almost impossible. Instead, enlist the help of an experienced medical malpractice attorney.
One of the most complicated aspects of medical malpractice claims is proving negligence. Medical negligence means that the healthcare professional did not provide the “standard of care” that a reasonable professional would have provided in the same circumstances. A lawyer will have a team of professionals, including medical experts, that they can work with to determine what the standard of care was in your circumstances and whether your healthcare provider violated it. They can also review your medical history, interview witnesses, and analyze the circumstances of your medical condition to ensure you have a solid case. With a lawyer’s help, you are likely to receive far more in compensation than you would trying to handle your claim on your own. In Massachusetts, the statute of limitations for filing malpractice claims is three years. It is important to consult with a lawyer as soon as possible so you do not miss these crucial deadlines.
Why Choose Crowe & Harris, LLP to Handle My Case?
The lawyers at Crowe & Harris, LLP have over 100 years of combined experience serving clients in Massachusetts and the surrounding states. Members of our legal team are thorough investigators and strong advocates for victims of infections caused by surgical errors.
When you have to miss work as a result of post-surgical infection, it makes paying your escalating medical bills and monthly expenses difficult. You deserve compensation for your expenses and your lost wages. The medical malpractice lawyers of Crowe & Harris, LLP will advocate for you, working closely with experts to develop a complete picture of your financial and medical needs.
We will hold the responsible party liable in order to obtain the best possible settlement on your behalf. Not only are we motivated to assist you in receiving the compensation you deserve, but we have won millions of dollars in settlements for our clients. If you have suffered serious harm or have lost a loved one as a result of an infection after surgery, you deserve to have dedicated and committed medical malpractice attorneys in your corner.
Type of Infection Error Cases We Handle
Infections due to surgical or medical errors are a significant cause of injury and death in the United States. Infections are among the most common complication after surgery. Common symptoms of infection are a foul odor, discharge from the wound, swelling, redness, and increased pain. While some infections are not always caused by medical malpractice, if the physician failed to prescribe antibiotics or educate the patient about aftercare, it could be considered medical negligence, and be grounds for a lawsuit.
Patients with a compromised immune system after surgery are more vulnerable to post-surgical infections that can progress into a worsening health condition. The frightening prevalence of drug-resistant bacterial strains makes infections a greater risk after any surgical procedure.
A post-surgery infection can be superficial or deep. Some infections affect the tissues of the skin, organs, or implanted material. The most common types of complications due to infection are:
- Bacterial infections
- Staph infections
- Bloodstream infections
- Organ failure
- Blood clots
- Infections of the urinary tract
Infections typically happen within 30 days of the surgical procedure.
In most cases, these types of infection errors occur due to negligence on the part of the hospital, the surgeon, or a health care professional providing aftercare. These errors may include:
- The failure to properly detect and diagnose an infection
- The inability to properly handle and treat an infection
- The surgery was performed in an environment that was not properly sterilized
- Surgical instruments were contaminated or had not been sterilized
- The surgery or the procedure was rushed
- Inadequate aftercare
If a surgical infection is caused by a mistake the doctor made during surgery or by unsanitary or unsafe conditions in the hospital, you can hold the doctor, hospital, or another medical care provider liable for your illness and/or injuries. If the infection played a part in causing a loved one’s death, a wrongful death lawsuit may be an option.
Recovering Compensation With a Medical Malpractice Claim
The kind of intensive medical care that may be necessary to treat a serious post-surgical infection can become overwhelming early on in the process of recovery. It is with that in mind that our legal team can help you develop a comprehensive legal strategy to help you pursue the compensation you need to offset the cost of the following expenses:
- The cost of emergency and prolonged medical care
- The loss of income while you recover
- Any diminishment to the quality of your life
Whatever the particulars of your claim happen to be, our legal team can help you take legal action to pursue the compensation you need to overcome this serious situation.
The Boston Surgical Infection Lawyers at Crowe & Harris, LLP Will Fight for You
You should not spend another moment stressing and worrying about how to pay for your mounting medical bills, rehabilitation costs, and lost wages because you are not able to return to work. At Crowe & Harris, LLP , we will hold the responsible party accountable for your injuries and recover the maximum amount of compensation you need to avoid financial ruin.
We will treat your case with the care and attention it deserves, so you can focus on your health and recovery and move forward with your life.