Perforated Bowel Medical Malpractice
People trust their surgeons to perform work without error. But this couldn't be farther from the case. According to Harvard researchers, hundreds of thousands of people fall victim to medical malpractice each year in America. Fortunately, many of these people suffer only minor injuries.
Not everyone is so lucky. Many people who enter surgery find their lives permanently changed by the medical malpractice they encounter in the operating room. For example, when medical negligence leads to a perforated (or cut) bowel, patients can experience infection, sepsis and even wrongful death.
Was Your Bowel Cut/Ruptured During Surgery?
There are many ways that surgical errors can lead to a perforated bowel, including:
- Negligently performing laparoscopic surgery
- Negligently perforating the bowel or colon in a hysterectomy
- Failure to diagnose a ruptured bowel
- Failure to diagnose a bowel obstruction
- Negligently performing a colonoscopy
Do I Have a Medical Malpractice Case?
When the victim of a surgical error, like a perforated bowel, experiences a negative outcome, "Do I have a case?" is one of the most common questions we are asked. It can be difficult to tell whether or not you have a case without looking into the facts involved. The truth is that not every bad outcome is medical malpractice. Sometimes surgeries are simply not successful, or the side effects of a treatment are to be expected.
Medical malpractice occurs when a doctor's actions fall below the accepted standard of care — the level of care, skill and treatment that other, similar healthcare providers use under the same circumstances. If your doctor acted in a way that is worse than other doctors would have acted in the same situation, you may have a medical malpractice case.
Talk to Us About a Perforated Bowel Injury
But the best way to tell whether or not you have a case is to talk directly with an attorney at our main Columbus law office or one of our 6 satellite law offices throughout Ohio. At The Donahey Law Firm, we offer free initial consultations for prospective clients. Contact us by calling us toll free at 866-918-5886.
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