Yes, you may be able to file a medical malpractice lawsuit for a nicked bowel during surgery. Some surgical procedures do carry a risk of having your bowel nicked, however with preventable measures and proper surgical technique bowel perforation should not happen.
When a patient suffers from a torn bowel and it is not detected, the doctor or surgeon may be found negligent and the resulting outcomes to the patient may be poor. Injuries such as infection, including sepsis, the requirement for additional surgeries such as a colonoscopy, requirement to wear a colostomy bag, or even death can result. Therefore, patients suffering serious harm after their bowel was nicked during a surgical procedure do have legal rights and may be able to pursue a medical malpractice lawsuit against the negligent doctor, surgeon or medical care provider.
For more information on your legal rights and to get help filing a claim for injuries caused by a torn bowel, call our top rated Buckfire & Buckfire, P.C law firm today at (800) 606-1717. You will speak directly with one of our experienced attorneys who will be able to answer any questions that you may have and advise you on whether or not you are eligible to file a medical malpractice claim.