After being wheeled out of the operating room, many patients will begin a slow journey toward regaining their health. However, for some patients, their medical problems are only beginning. And when doctors and other health care providers fail to provide adequate care, the results can be deadly.

At Cimarron Ridge Legal Group, we fight for justifiable compensation for our clients when they have been injured by medical malpractice, including during the postoperative period. We can help if you have suffered an injury:

  • at the workplace
  • in a car accident
  • in a bicycle accident
  • and more

Call us at (970) 230-7656.


Experienced Grand Junction Medical Malpractice Lawyers

Surgery is a difficult experience, and even the healthiest person can be off their feet for several weeks. But postoperative problems make it even harder for patients and their families to figure out what is going on. During this difficult time, you need a seasoned medical malpractice lawyer in Grand Junction to identify whether you have been the victim of medical negligence.


“I have had the pleasure of working with Mr. Martin on several occasions and have been extremely pleased with my experiences. He is professional, efficient and knowledgeable. He is truly an asset to have on your side when it comes to navigating the legal world.”

Donald V.

“I have used Dan Shaffer as counsel for myself and my family for over 10 years. He always returns my calls and emails. He and his staff really seem to care about their work and clients. I wouldn’t hesitate to recommend his services to anyone with serious legal problems. ”

JK - 2018

“Mr. Martin has been a huge help to me in navigating a wide range of legal issues in both my personal and professional life. His wide-ranging knowledge and exceptional legal expertise have made him an incredible resource, and his personal approach and sense of humor have made him a real friend.”

Bryan M.

“My family sought Mr. Shaffer’s services for our daughter who was facing very serious charges. He was thoughtful and compassionate throughout her cases and helped us understand what was happening as every turn. I would strongly recommend his services to anyone with serious legal problems.”

Traci C. - 2016

“I have been represented by Brent Martin on a number of matters. In each case, Brent’s work was timely, efficient and showed an excellent grasp on both the law and the facts at issue. He was available when I needed him and was very good at explaining the often complex issues involved. I highly recommend Brent and his firm.”

Michael L.

“If you are looking for an attorney, Daniel Shaffer is excellent. He is not only highly effective and bright, but is also a thoughtful and caring individual. Dan’s legal expertise has helped me and my family immensely, and we couldn’t be more grateful. He and his team are wonderful to work with!”

J and G H - 2017

Problems that Arise after Surgery

Back Pain ScanA doctor should regularly check up with a patient after surgery to make sure that they are recovering properly and address any problems that arise. Two of the more serious complications that can present are:

  • Blood clots. Because patients are lying in bed for so long, they are at an increased risk of developing blood clots. Patients should perform some sort of exercise, however light, to get the blood moving in their bodies. A doctor should also prescribe medication to prevent blood clots from forming, if that is a risk.
  • Infection. This is the most common result of postoperative negligence. Doctors and other medical providers must make sure that they properly sanitize equipment. They should also monitor all infections that develop in the hospital and move patients, if necessary, to prevent the spread. Some infections in hospitals are resistant to the most common antibiotics, so proper prevention is vital.

Other problems that can develop postoperatively include internal bleeding, which can show up in collapsing blood pressure, or delayed healing, which often leaves patients bedridden for far too long. A doctor might also fail to discuss how a patient is feeling, which could pinpoint other problems that have developed after surgery.

Holding the Correct Party Responsible

Depending on the injury our clients develop, we might need to sue a doctor, nurse, or the hospital itself for the failure to provide necessary and adequate care after operation. Sometimes it is difficult to pinpoint who exactly is to blame for failure to protect a patient, and this is where an experienced attorney is very helpful.

If your medical provider is avoiding you, they might realize that they have been negligent and have a guilty conscience. You should meet with an attorney to review the circumstances surrounding your postoperative care.

Call a Grand Junction Medical Malpractice Lawyer Today

An experienced Grand Junction auto accident attorney at our firm can speak with you today about your options for filing a car accident lawsuit and can get started on your case. With more than 70 years of combined experience, our legal team is ready to assist you with your personal injury claim. Contact Cimarron Ridge Legal Group for more information about our services.

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