After surgery the patient should be moved to the recovery. Once there the patient is able to rest while the effects of the anesthesia wear off. Additionally, while resting in the recovery room, patients may also receive medication to control the pain. While in the recovery room patients need to be monitored closely to ensure that they are receiving sufficient amounts of oxygen. Appropriate medication must also be given that will not impact other parts of their body adversely.
While in the recovery the hospital staff has very little room for error. This can make it a very stressful environment. Despite this patients expect the staff to care for their medical needs regardless of the stress level. However, mistakes may still occur due to substandard care or lack of attention to detail regarding each patient. As a result serious complications can arise including severe brain injuries or even death.
Errors that occur in the recovery room include:
- Anesthesia errors
- Brain damage
- Cardiac arrest
- Excessive pain
- Failure to monitor patients, resulting injuries
- Medication errors
- Nerve damage
The seriousness of injures and deteriorating health issues can have a lasting effect on patients and their loved ones. Therefore it is important that you contact an experienced medical malpractice attorney as soon as possible. They will help you understand your rights and make certain that you will receive the maximum amount of compensation for your injuries. Compensation may include:
- Emotional distress
- Financial loss
- Hospital expenses
- Medical expenses
- Pain and suffering
- Quality of life
- If a third party was also involved and is also responsible for your injuries, then you may also be entitled to punitive damages.
Contact a medical malpractice attorney as soon as possible to discuss your case and determine if you are entitled to compensation for your injuries.
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