Surgical Center Malpractice Attorney
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By Dean Caras.
At Caras Law Group, we understand the importance of receiving proper medical attention. Receiving medical care and treatments at a surgery center as opposed to a hospital can sometimes offer itself as a much more attractive option, typically because of the reduced expenses.
However, there are also more risks involved. Operations conducted at surgery centers are performed on an outpatient basis, meaning that the patient is released on the same day. Patients are sometimes discharged before it is medically safe, or without receiving proper instructions about which symptoms to watch for after leaving the center. This can lead to severe medical complications or even death.
If you believe you or a loved one is a victim of improper care received at a surgery center, contact Caras Law Group today for a free consultation and case evaluation. Attorney Dean Caras and his associates have years of experience handling various surgical center malpractice cases which resulted in long-term injuries and even death.
Surgery Center / Medical Malpractice – $5,200,000 record verdict against the Surgery Center for negligently discharging plaintiff without providing instructions on how to take care of herself and symptoms to watch for. The doctor had provided orders that he see his patients before release and the unqualified staff failed to follow the doctor’s strict orders.
Abdominal Hysterectomy – Signs that should alert you to call a doctor after being discharged from the hospital
- You have a fever above 100.5° F
- Your surgical wound is bleeding, red and warm to touch, or has thick, yellow, or green drainage
- Your pain medicine is not helping your pain
- It is hard to breathe
- You have a cough that does not go away
- You cannot drink or eat
- You have nausea or vomiting
- You are unable to pass gas or have a bowel movement
- You have pain or burning when you urinate, or you are unable to urinate
- You have a discharge from your vagina that has a bad odor
- You have bleeding from your vagina that is heavier than light spotting
- You have swelling or redness in one of your legs
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