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The risks of infections following medical procedures

On Behalf of | May 8, 2022 | Medical Malpractice

When patients in Illinois and elsewhere are transferred to recovery following any type of operation, they might feel that the worst part is over. While this may be true in some scenarios, there may still be some health concerns associated with post-surgical recovery, such as the risks of infections. Such health issues can wreak havoc on a person’s well-being, and the presence of medical negligence during recovery may only increase the chances of infections. 

Signs and risks 

There are numerous types of infections a person might be develop following a surgery, and such health issues could present with various symptoms. For instance, an infection at the site of a surgical incision could start to swell, burn with pain or even feel hot to the touch, which might indicate the presence of an infection. It may also be vital to monitor the incision for drainage or redness and addressing such issues swiftly could prove integral to protecting a patient’s well-being. 

Lack of hydration is just one example of an issue that could leave a person more exposed to health issues such as urinary tract infections. Experts also indicate that those who undergo surgery may also be at greater risk of developing infections in the lungs and medications administered during such a process might increase the risks of conditions such as C. Diff. Systemic infections are another common example of a health complication that could manifest during recovery, and such infections could spread rapidly through one’s body. 

The fallout 

Failure to properly monitor one’s health after surgery can be devastating, and similar forms of medical negligence may only act to place the well-being of a patient at significant risk. Individuals in Illinois who suffer serious or permanent harm due to similar concerns may be left in search of advice on all their available options for legal recourse. By consulting with an experienced attorney, a person might gain much needed advice on how best to prepare to seek the full amount of restitution deserved through a claim against all parties deemed responsible. 


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