Infection After Surgery: Can You Be Compensated? By Tod Aronovitz | 07/05/19 | 0 Comment

There are always risks associated with surgery. In most cases, you are made well aware of these risks and surgeons do all they can to minimize the danger. In some cases, though, mistakes are made. While it’s easy to understand why lawsuits are filed for mistakes during surgery, who is responsible for mistakes after surgery may not be as clear and can be more complicated. As such, it’s always good to consult Miami FL medical malpractice attorneys like those at Aronovitz Law to determine whether or not you can be compensated for issues like getting an infection after surgery.

The first thing you have to determine about the infection is how it was caused. Did the infection happen in the hospital? If so, who was responsible to make sure that it didn’t occur? Were there steps that should have been taken to safeguard your health that were ignored? If not, should something else have been done or not done to prevent your infection?

Once you determine why it happened, you’re going to focus on who may be at fault. Was the infection due to actions that were within your control, or were they within the control of the hospital? You’ll only be able to pursue a case if it was the fault of the hospital, its’ employees, or one your medical providers.

Finally, you’ll need to determine if there was a permanent injury. If the infection was caught quickly and no permanent harm was done, you cannot pursue a medical malpractice lawsuit. You’ll need to show that there was some kind of permanent injury for which you should be compensated in order to succeed in your case.

If you did get an infection after surgery, it’s a good idea to contact an attorney. He or she will walk you through these questions and help you to decide the best way to move forward. If you have suffered an injury during or after surgery, always make sure to contact the Miami FL medical malpractice attorneys at Aronovitz Law to get the help that you deserve.