Falls After Surgery Are ExpectedMedical care after surgery
Surgery and the use of anesthesia involve multiple risks and complications such as patient falls. Most of these risks and complications are also associated with a risk of falling. Anesthesia impairs coordination and may leave patients feeling groggy and unsteady. Out patient surgery centers that use anesthesia do not permit surgical patients to drive home. This is why those same facilities and in patient surgery centers should anticipate and prevent patients from falling after surgery. Surgeries typically involve the risk of internal bleeding and blood loss. Patients that suffer from significant blood loss or internal bleeding will be at a higher risk of falling. Hospitals have rules in place to prevent surgical patients from falling.
If you or a loved one suffered a injuries from a fall after surgery please contact the medical malpractice lawyers at Patterson Law to schedule a free consultation.