Did you suffer from an infection after surgery in St. Louis?
We trust our doctors to provide the care that we need in this ever-improving
modern era of medical technology and advances. Sometimes, it is necessary
to undergo a surgical procedure, whether it is an emergency surgery,
cosmetic surgery, or a procedure meant to prevent your health from declining. A team of
well-trained professionals including surgeons, physicians, anesthesiologists,
and nurses take your life into their hands as you go under the knife to
correct what may already be a life-threatening condition. Sadly, even
if all goes as planned during a surgery, there can be postoperative complications
that compromise your health. If you or a loved one is facing such complications,
St. Louis personal injury attorney immediately for help in protecting your legal rights and interests.
One of the more frightening and troublesome postoperative issues is infection,
which can put you at risk for a lengthier hospital stay, other health
wrongful death. Some procedures come with especially high risk for postoperative infection,
such as any surgery involving the opening of the abdomen, which leads
to infection of the surgical site in up to 20% of all cases. Other surgeries
have infection rates of 2-11%.
A postoperative infection can increase your hospital stay by up to a week
on average, put you in the ICU, or force you to be readmitted to the hospital.
In fact, it even doubles your chances of post-surgical death. With proper
care during a procedure and administration of antibiotics before and after
surgery, 40-60% of postoperative infections are preventable. Furthermore,
the antibiotic-resistant bacteria that kill hundreds of thousands of hospitalized
Americans each year can often be avoided by following certain hygienic
Recover Damages with Help from a Medical Malpractice Lawyer
Suffering at the hands of a negligent medical professional is not something
anyone should have to deal with in their lifetime. When
medical negligence occurs, our trust in their duty of care is bruised and our health is put
at serious risk. At Meyerkord & Meyerkord, our team of attorneys is
interested in helping you and your family fight for their rights to compensation
in medical malpractice cases. We have an intimate firm and can provide
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