Undergoing surgery poses some risk of complications, but this is why patients are monitored for signs and symptoms of complications after surgery so that the doctor can identify the cause of any complications and address them medically or surgically.
Signs and symptoms of a post-operative complication include elevated heart rate, low blood pressure, little or no urine output, distended abdomen, fever, and/or pain out of proportion.
Common errors leading to malpractice claims include:
Failure to diagnose and repair a perforation of the small bowel or colon in a timely manner
Failure to diagnose and stop persistent and significant blood loss after surgery either through timely medical or surgical intervention
Failure to diagnose and treat sepsis in a timely manner
Failure of nursing staff to notify physician of elevated heart rate, low blood pressure, low urine output, distended abdomen, fever, and/or pain out of proportion.
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