Postoperative Care Malpractice Lawyers

Dedicated Postoperative Care Malpractice Lawyers


  • Over 40 Years of Experience
  • More Than $3 Billion Secured for Our Clients
  • Thousands of Lives Changed

A surgical procedure always comes with some risks, and those risks don't disappear when the surgeon completes the operation. Post-surgery, a patient requires attentive care to ensure that they come out of anesthesia without complications and begin the healing process. Even a minor postoperative complication can lead to a major health problem in a patient who doesn't receive adequate care.

Within a hospital or surgical center, the doctors, nurses, and support staff all play a role in your postoperative care. If you or a loved one has experienced a negative outcome as a result of improper care or neglect after surgery, our team at Janet, Janet & Suggs may be able to help. Our postoperative care malpractice lawyers have worked with many clients and brought successful suits against hospitals, surgical centers, and physicians.

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What to Know About Postoperative Care Malpractice Cases

When it comes to postoperative care malpractice, you may have questions as to whether your case may qualify. Our legal team will look at several key aspects of the care you or your loved one received while coming out of anesthesia and being cared for by the postoperative medical staff.

We have seen circumstances where these staff members failed to:

  • Identify or treat postoperative infections
  • Closely monitor oxygen levels and/or vital signs
  • Respond to the signs of a stroke or cardiac arrest
  • Diagnose or treat blood clots or internal bleeding
  • Recognize an adverse reaction to the anesthesia used during the procedure

Postoperative care malpractice may also occur when a patient is prematurely discharged from the outpatient surgery center or hospital after having an operation.

Over the years, we have worked with many victims of medical malpractice, including those impacted by the effects of improper postoperative care. Through our experience, we have gained extensive knowledge of the medical industry, allowing us to evaluate cases and determine whether malpractice may have occurred.

Who Can Be Held Responsible for Postoperative Care Malpractice?

Anyone involved in the postoperative care process can be held responsible, including doctors, nurses, physician assistants, pharmacists, and medical technicians. When reviewing your case, our team of legal experts will analyze your medical records to determine who was ultimately responsible for the negative outcome. Our team includes nurses and a board-certified physician who are intimately familiar with the reasonable standard of care for medical professionals.

How Do I Know if I Was a Victim of Postoperative Care Malpractice?

If you or a loved one experienced a negative outcome post-surgery, the post-op care you received might be to blame. If you feel that you or your loved one was neglected after an operation, contact us and we will review your case to discuss potential legal action.

How a Postoperative Care Malpractice Lawyer Can Help With Your Case

A preventable injury that results from poor postoperative care malpractice is a serious issue that can have a devastating impact. We're committed to fighting for both justice and maximum compensation in these cases.

Our experience has allowed us to gain insights into the workings of the healthcare industry and what constitutes proper care after a surgical operation. We also work closely with healthcare professionals who can review the facts of your case and determine when medical malpractice may have occurred during your postoperative care.

Meet the Janet, Janet & Suggs’ Medical Malpractice Team

Howard A. Janet

Howard Janet has uncovered medical mistakes that other lawyers have missed and represented clients throughout much of the country, recovering record-breaking results. He has authored multiple books, including Navigating a Medical Malpractice Lawsuit, Representing Plaintiffs in Medical Malpractice Cases as lead author and Patients’ Rights and Doctors’ Wrongs—Secrets to a Safer Pregnancy and Childbirth, which he co-authored with Dr. Giles Manley.

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Ken Suggs served as president of the Association of Trial Lawyers of America (now known as the American Association of Justice), the leading national plaintiff’s bar association, and has been a relentless advocate for his clients for over 40 years.

Giles H. Manley

Dr. Giles Manley is a board-certified physician who practiced medicine for 20 years before becoming a medical malpractice attorney. He has won a number of seven-figure verdicts on behalf of his clients, combining his medical knowledge and legal experience to secure monumental victories for his clients.

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Gerald Jowers represents patients who have been harmed by medical malpractice, pharmaceuticals, and medical devices, recovering extraordinary results for clients and their families at the settlement table and in the courtroom.

Locations We Serve

At Janet, Janet & Suggs, our experienced medical malpractice lawyers have offices located throughout Illinois, Iowa, Maryland, Minnesota, New Jersey, New York, Pennsylvania, South Carolina, Virginia and Washington, D.C. JJS also practices in other states upon court approval. Contact us today to find out if we can help you.

Why Choose Janet, Janet & Suggs for Your Postoperative Care Malpractice Case

For over 40 years, the attorneys at JJS have been working diligently to fight for the rights of those who suffer wrongful injury and death. Over the years, we have obtained substantial settlements and verdicts for our clients in a range of medical malpractice areas, including postoperative care malpractice. We understand the current and future needs of victims and their families, so we remain committed to fighting for maximum compensation.

We have worked with many clients who have been impacted by medical malpractice, including several postoperative malpractice cases:

  • $8.25 million recovery for failure to properly respond to airway obstruction that resulted in brain damage
  • $6 million settlement obtained for infliction of spinal injury during a diagnostic procedure, which resulted in the patient's permanent spinal injury that left him a quadriplegic
  • $5.5 million recovery for an anesthesia error, where a failure to recognize and respond to complications from anesthesia occurred during a minor gynecological procedure, leaving the patient in a vegetative state
  • $4.75 million recovery for failure to manage signs and symptoms of infection that developed after delivery

Its dedication to helping clients who have been negatively impacted by post-op medical negligence has made JJS a standout in the field. Our lawyers are frequently called upon by trial lawyer associations to educate other lawyers about how to most effectively represent patients in medical malpractice cases.

We have also been recognized by a variety of leading organizations including Best Lawyers®, Best Lawyers: Ones to Watch in America, AV Preeminent ratings by Martindale-Hubbell, and as one of U.S. News & World Report’s Best Law Firms. Many of our attorneys are also listed as Super Lawyers® These recognitions from leading organizations reflect our continued commitment to working toward securing our clients’ futures when they have been harmed by medical malpractice.

If you have been impacted by postoperative medical malpractice, contact us today to schedule a consultation. We offer free case evaluations with no upfront costs, and we collect no fees or expenses until your case is won.

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