Whenever a patient seeks surgical treatment at any of the hospitals or medical centers in Providence County, the potential exists for there to be complications. Such issues may arise due to errors made during the performance of a procedure itself, or a failure to render adequate care during the post-operative period. While the mechanisms of these complications may differ (e.g. intraoperative issues, surgical site infections), the results that they produce are often the same: severe impairments that can dramatically alter one's standard of living.
An Iowa woman is currently having to deal with such impairments after experiencing complications from two different surgeries. She continues to be plagued by headaches along with physical and cognitive impairments after having to go through intense IV treatments and therapies after suffering a stroke during surgery in early 2016. That procedure was actually done in follow-up to a previous one undertaken to remove a benign tumor from the lining of her brain as well as a portion of her skull. She subsequently contacted the doctor complaining of chronic headaches as well as pain at her incision site. It was later discovered the site had become infected. Her doctor's delay in removing the infected titanium mesh put in to replace the removed portion of her skull resulted in her now needing continued antibiotic treatment. When she finally did undergo surgery to remove the mesh, the severe blood loss that followed the removal of a portion that had become stuck to her skull membrane caused her stroke.
Few people expect to any experience any complications with their surgeries, much less a range of them. Those that do may justly want to seek compensation from their providers. Pursuing such action may be much easier if one has the assistance of an experienced attorney.
Source: KCRG “Woman asking for $6 million in medical malpractice claim against UIHC” June 02, 2017