Early Patient Discharge 2020-02-21T20:32:31+00:00

Early Patient Discharge

Dean Caras & Associates

As lawyers for early hospital discharge cases in Chicago, we understand the frustrations and troubles you may have encountered as a victim of such a case. Many physicians discharge patients as quickly as possible in order to free up beds for other patients.  As a result, patients are often discharged before it is medically appropriate and without being given proper instructions.  Early discharge can lead to severe medical complications and even death.  This is even more common at a Surgery Centers.  The early discharge of a patient from a Surgery Center or Hospital can be extremely dangerous and even fatal.

In 2006, there were over 39 million hospital discharges and among Medicare patients almost 20% who were discharged were readmitted within 30 days. To discharge a patient who is still recovering from surgery or who still requites medical attention could be an example of Medical Malpractice.

If you believe you or a loved has suffered or died as a result of early discharge, please contact Caras Law Group today for a free consultation and case evaluation.  Dean Caras and his associates have years of experience handling cases involving early discharges of patients from surgery centers and hospitals while receiving medical care and treatments.

Abdominal Hysterectomy – Signs that should alert you to call a doctor after being discharged from the hospital

  • You have a fever above 100.5° F
  • Your surgical wound is bleeding, red and warm to touch, or has thick, yellow, or green drainage
  • Your pain medicine is not helping your pain
  • It is hard to breathe
  • You have a cough that does not go away
  • You cannot drink or eat
  • You have nausea or vomiting
  • You are unable to pass gas or have a bowel movement
  • You have pain or burning when you urinate, or you are unable to urinate
  • You have a discharge from your vagina that has a bad odor
  • You have bleeding from your vagina that is heavier than light spotting
  • You have swelling or redness in one of your legs

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Related Information:-

Department of Health and Human Services – Discharge Planning

Hysterectomy Complications

WebMD:- Hospital Discharge Planning

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