Complications of Colonoscopy Procedure

Doctors can be held financially liable for injuries that result from improperly or negligently performed colonoscopies. In most cases, patients are sedated or put under an anesthetic. While vital signs are monitored, internal injuries that result in bleeding or a perforated bowel can still occur. At The Donahey Law Firm, our Ohio medical malpractice lawyers work closely with medical experts in evaluating the actions and decisions of doctors and nurses in cases involving colonoscopy injuries. We identify departures from standard treatment protocols in reviewing a patient's medical history, how he or she was prepared before the procedure, the actions of nurses and attending staff, and what happened post-procedure.

If you've been injured or suffered health complications due to a colonoscopy procedure, contact the Ohio colonoscopy injury attorneys at The Donahey Law Firm today to schedule a free consultation and discuss your case.

Injuries due to Colonoscopies

Our office represents people suffering from the following kinds of side-effects/injuries due to a negligently performed colonoscopy:

  • Torn lining of the colon
  • Internal bleeding
  • Perforated bowel
  • Sepsis / infection
  • Aggravation of underlying condition - colitis, Crohn's Disease, etc.
  • Splenic rupture/spleen injury

For a list of results we have achieved, on behalf of our clients, visit our verdicts and settlements page. For additional malpractice information, please visit our medical malpractice information center.

Determining the Cost of Your Injuries

In order to ensure our clients recover damages proportional to the financial impact of their injuries, our attorneys consult medical economists and life care planners. We consider costs associated with hospitalization, surgery, prescription drugs, lost wages, and pain and suffering. We provide cost-data analyses based on known costs associated with different medical procedures and services as maintained by HMOs and the insurance industry. In terms of lost wages, we look at how much vacation time our client uses, whether he or she has to go on FMLA, and whether their injuries lead to chronic conditions that interfere with their ability to maintain steady work.

Contact Colonoscopy Injury Attorneys at the Donahey Law Firm Today

Most doctors or HMOs will deny responsibility for an injury, claiming there are certain risks involved in any medical procedure. Our attorneys can review your case and determine if you have grounds to proceed with legal action against your doctor. To schedule a free consultation and discuss your case, contact The Donahey Law Firm today.