Injuries Caused by Postoperative Infections
NYC Lawyers Representing Victims of Post-Surgical Infections
Infection is a risk during any surgical operation. That is why it is important to carefully observe patients while they are recovering, treating any signs of infection promptly and appropriately. Untreated post-surgical infections can have serious and even fatal results.
The common effects of surgical infection include:
- Severe fever
- Organ failure
- Abscess formation
- Other complications
Any incision exposes the patient to the possibility of serious infections, including bone and blood infections. Hospitals can reduce this risk by following strict sterilization procedures to avoid exposure to staph bacteria and other dangerous hospital-acquired infections.
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Risk factors for postoperative infections include:
- Excess weight
- Abdominal surgery
- A weakened immune system
- Surgeries longer than two hours
If a patient reports potential infection symptoms such as pain or fever after surgery, he or she needs to receive the appropriate treatment as quickly as possible. Simply giving a patient oral antibiotics may not be enough.
For a serious infection in a surgical incision, it may be necessary for antibiotics to be administered in a more specific or localized fashion. Surgical and recovery room staff members are supposed to be trained in these procedures.
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