Surgical Error Attorneys Taking On Every Type of Malpractice Claim When surgeons operate on a person’s lower intestine, there are a number of potential risks. Perhaps the greatest risk is perforation of the bowel. When surgeons accidentally cut into the bowel, bacteria and other harmful substances will enter the abdominal cavity. Patients with perforated bowels are at risk for blood infection, or sepsis. This can cause organ failure and death. Even if a patient survives a perforated bowel, he or she may be required to use a colostomy bag to discharge waste. This can be a physically and emotionally difficult process.Bowel perforations can happen during many different types of surgery, from colonoscopies to laparoscopic surgery. Further, individuals with Crohn’s disease or diverticulitis are at greater risk to suffer perforated or punctured bowels during surgery. If you or someone you love has been harmed during complications arising from surgery, it is vital to discuss your situation with an experienced medical malpractice lawyer. For years, the Surgical errors attorneys of Dankner Milstein, P.C., have fought for the victims of Surgical errors and medical negligence. If your injuries were a result of malpractice, or if you lost a loved one due to malpractice, our law firm will take decisive action geared to maximizing your compensation for these injuries.
Perforating a Bowel Is Not Necessarily Malpractice. Failing to Treat a Perforated Bowel Most Likely Is.
Simply cutting a bowel during surgery does not always constitute malpractice. It may be one of the risks associated with your surgery. When a surgeon does not take action to treat a perforated or punctured bowel, however, that may well be malpractice. Before completing surgery, the surgeon should make certain to see that he or she has not made an incision on the bowel. The failure to do so can lead to a number of severe complications.
Our law firm will examine the facts of your case. If there is evidence to suggest that your harm was caused by a surgeon’s negligence, we work diligently to give your case every chance of success in litigation.