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What are signs of post-surgical internal bleeding?

Errors made during surgery can lead to a lot of different complications, one of the most dangerous of which is internal bleeding. It can be potentially life-threatening, but many people have never experienced it before. They may not realize what is happening as quickly as they would with another type of issue.

Lack of communication can lead to serious surgical errors

During surgery, communication is critical. Many people are involved in the process from beginning to end, from the patient to the support staff to the surgeon. One little mistake as information gets passed through this chain can lead to serious and even fatal errors.

The operating room is full of distractions

The last thing you wan, during surgery is for your surgeon to get distracted. As with driving, distraction leads to avoidable errors and accidents. You need that surgeon to be completely focused on the task at hand, whether it's minor surgery or something major, like the removal of a brain tumor.

How to prepare for surgery in Illinois

Being scheduled for a surgery, no matter it's depth, is scary. Whether you are scheduled for an outpatient procedure or will be in the hospital for days following the surgery, it's important to prepare both mentally and physically. If you go into the surgery unprepared, you won't know what to expect once you wake up in the recovery room. Here are some important preparation tips for your upcoming surgery in Alton, Illinois.

John J. Hopkins: From Working Iron To
Representing Those Who Work

ALTON —Like any successful trial lawyer, John Hopkins knows the importance of preparation. But he usually doesn’t write out the questions he plans to ask witnesses in depositions or in court.

View Article “I like to react to what the witness is saying—not only what they’re saying, but how they’re saying it,” Hopkins says.

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