Postoperative Infection Malpractice

Experienced Postoperative Infection Malpractice Lawyers


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

During any type of surgery, there's typically some risk of complications. However, no matter what the risks might be, you expect your surgeon to provide a high level of care before, during, and after the procedure. Enduring an infection after an operation can be devastating, especially if it could have been easily avoided.

If you've experienced a postoperative infection that caused additional complications or extended recovery time, you may have legal recourse. Learn more about your rights and discover how our experienced postoperative infection malpractice lawyers can help you get the justice you deserve.

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What to Know About Postoperative Infection Malpractice Cases

Negative side effects can result after any surgical procedure, but not every post-surgery infection equates to malpractice. Find out what constitutes these cases and what kind of results you could achieve.

What Are the Side Effects of Postoperative Infections?

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), surgical site infections (SSIs) are infections that occur in patients after they undergo surgery. They often come about because of mistakes made before, during or after surgery. Some common causes are:

  • Unsterilized bandages or surgical tools
  • Unsterile operating rooms
  • Incorrect post-surgery medications
  • Foreign objects left inside the patient

These preventable infections can lead to serious complications, and some can even be fatal. Although the effects of postoperative infections are wide-ranging, the most common include:

  • High fever
  • Redness and swelling
  • Drainage of pus from the incision site
  • Delay in healing
  • Organ failure
  • Respiratory infection
  • Sepsis

How Do I Know if My Doctor Was Responsible?

Not all postoperative issues happen because of something your doctor did or didn't do. To file a medical malpractice claim, you have to be able to prove that your doctor was responsible. In most cases, you have to show that:

  • Your doctor or healthcare provider breached their duty of care to you. This means their level of care was below what a reasonable medical professional would provide, and they were negligent in their responsibility to provide you with adequate care.
  • Your doctor's negligence was the direct or indirect cause of your postoperative infection. As a result, you incurred financial losses and non-economic damages.

How Much Compensation Could I Receive?

The compensation amount varies depending on factors like your related expenses and the extent of your injuries. Most verdicts and settlements take into account the total financial losses you incurred, including hospital bills, lost income, prescription medication, and medical equipment. Many settlements also factor in non-economic damages, such as pain, disfigurement, emotional distress, and reduced quality of life.

What Happens if the Infection Results in Death?

If a loved one passed away due to postoperative infection malpractice, you may have grounds for a wrongful death claim. In most states, certain family members, such as spouses, can file wrongful death lawsuits on behalf of deceased relatives.

How Postoperative Infection Malpractice Lawyers Can Help With Your Case

Medical malpractice cases, especially those involving postoperative infections, require advanced legal and medical knowledge as well as access to expert witnesses who can testify on your behalf. Because malpractice cases can go to court if the other party doesn't agree to a settlement, you need an experienced legal team on your side.

At Janet, Janet & Suggs, we have a 40+ year track record of going up against powerful organizations like healthcare companies and getting the results our clients deserve. From research and discovery to negotiation and litigation, our knowledgeable postoperative infection malpractice lawyers will put in the work to seek the compensation you need.

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

Our team has worked on medical malpractice cases around the nation. Collectively, our in-house attorneys practice in nearly a dozen states and districts, including Illinois, Iowa, Maryland, Minnesota, New Jersey, New York, Pennsylvania, South Carolina, North Carolina, Virginia and Washington, D.C. However, even if you're located in another state, our legal team may still be able to assist with your case. Judges have approved our lawyers to practice in many additional states.

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

When you work with our firm, you're much more than a medical malpractice case. We strive to treat all of our clients with the compassion and personal care that we would want for ourselves and our own families.

You can also expect us to put our more than 40 years of experience to work when we represent you. JJS has a long history of record-breaking verdicts and settlements for medical malpractice cases, including a $4.75 million settlement for failure to manage the signs and symptoms of a post-delivery infection. We also have medical professionals on staff, including a board-certified doctor, who are able to leverage that experience to serve your case.

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.

No matter the nature of your case, the accomplished team at Janet, Janet & Suggs is committed to helping you get the best possible outcome. Don't wait to exercise your legal rights. Contact us today for a free case evaluation and learn how our team can assist with your postoperative infection malpractice lawsuit.

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