Poor Preoperative Care

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Preoperative care is the management and preparation a patient undergoes before a surgical procedure. Beginning as early as a few weeks prior to surgery, preoperative care includes the physical and psychological preparation of the patient as well as the informed consent process. Naturally, it is very important that a patient receives proper preoperative care. Unfortunately, however, physicians don't always give it and the results can be devastating.

If you or a loved one has suffered serious injury or harm as a result of poor preoperative care, you may be legally entitled to seek compensation for your losses. Please contact us today to discuss your legal rights with an experienced medical malpractice attorney free of charge.

Common Examples of Poor Preoperative Care

Common examples of poor preoperative care include:

  • Erroneous anesthesia administration
  • Medication error
  • Diagnostic error (including failure to note patient changes)
  • Failure to obtain proper consent
  • Failure to provide individualized information
  • Recklessness
  • Hasty preparation
  • Negligence

Consequences of Poor Preoperative Care

Poor preoperative care can lead to numerous health problems ranging in severity from minor to life-threatening. Depending on the circumstances surrounding the procedure, poor preoperative care can result in less-than-optimal surgical results or recovery, disfigurement, excessive pain or emotional stress, and in some cases death.

Victim of Poor Preoperative Care?

Individuals who have suffered harm as a result of poor preoperative care have legal rights, including the right to seek compensation to recover their losses. Damages an individual may seek include medical expenses, mental anguish, lost income and earning capacity, and more.

If you or a loved one has been the victim of poor preoperative care, please contact us today for a FREE consultation with a caring and qualified medical malpractice attorney who will answer all of your questions, thoroughly examine your case, and help you seek the compensation you may be entitled to.

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