When you are in the care of doctors or other medical professionals, they are responsible for your well-being as it relates to the care that they provide to you. The aim of medical care is to help the patient and not cause the patient harm. That is why when a patient receives any type of treatment, such as surgery or new medications, their doctor must act with due care to prevent that treatment from causing any harm.
The aftercare process is very important to determine that the patient is not harmed by the care they receive. Following a major surgery, for instance, the aftercare a patient receives may be just as important as the surgery itself. For example, failure to properly take care of a surgical wound can lead to infections and even death.
If you have suffered injury because of poor aftercare provided by your doctor or medical facility, you may be entitled to compensation. Call Youman & Caputo to get information about your rights. Our experienced attorneys can help you evaluate your poor aftercare process claims and fight to get you the compensation you deserve.
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Doctors and other medical professionals must have a process for following up with patients to minimize the risk that the patient suffers any adverse reactions to the care that they received. Follow-ups also involve monitoring the effects of the treatment that the patient received, and the patient’s recovery from any procedures. Proper aftercare aims to provide timely interventions if something goes wrong.
Circumstances that can reveal poor aftercare process include:
Following surgery, a good aftercare process begins from the moment the patient is wheeled out of the operating room until even after the patient’s stitches are removed. The goal is to make sure that the patient suffers no complications because of the surgery.
If you had a medical procedure and you have suffered more harm because of the poor aftercare you received from your doctor, you may be entitled to compensation through a medical negligence claim. You will have to prove that the doctor or other medical professional followed a poor aftercare process in your care, below the standard expected for the type of procedure you had. You must also show that you were injured and that the doctor’s poor aftercare process is the legal cause of your injury.
In some cases, the doctor or hospital may try to blame you for failing to substantially comply with their instructions to avoid liability. Having a skilled medical malpractice lawyer advocating for you and protecting your interests is the best way to get full and fair compensation for your injury.
If you are looking for a Philadelphia poor aftercare process attorney who will aggressively pursue your case and get the compensation you are entitled to, call (215) 302-1999 and speak to one of the experienced lawyers at Youman & Caputo.