One of the scariest things that a husband can go through is having to be by their wife’s side before and during surgery. Usually, the surgery is for the betterment of a woman’s health, but it is still very scary for all parties involved. Before the surgery, the doctors will usually give the patient and their spouse some information regarding what the procedure will entail and any risks involved. Most surgeries will require a person to be put under with anesthesia. In some cases, complications will arise after the surgery such as seizures, for a variety of different reasons.
Consider the causes
Did she have a brain abnormality before the surgery that could have caused a seizure? If no such condition exists, then the husband will need to consider whether their wife has been the victim of anoxia or hypoxia. This type of medical negligence happens when a patient is put under anesthesia for too long and thus starts to loose oxygen to the brain. This can lead to seizures. Getting to the root cause of this condition will help a husband figure out why their wife is having seizures after surgery.
Should the husband seek out legal help?
If the anoxia or hypoxia has been caused by medical negligence, then the husband may need to seek out a lawyer with experience in these matters.
By getting the advice of a legal professional, the husband could be able to get the compensation they need to start repairing the damage that has been caused. If at all possible, the husband will need to get a number of opinions from various medical professionals on what has caused the seizures their wife has experienced. In some cases, the lawyer that the husband is using may have a medical doctor on staff that can offer their services. If you think your wife may be having seizures due to medical malpractice, contact us today for a free consultation.