Our Michigan medical malpractice lawyers represent patients like you who have suffered injuries due to medical mistakes made by doctors, nurses, and hospitals. Many of these injuries are very serious, often requiring extensive medical treatment and the need for additional surgeries. When a medical error causes a death, it can give rise to a Michigan wrongful death lawsuit.
There are risks involved in every medical procedure and not all poor results are due to medical malpractice. A lawsuit can only be filed when there is a medical error or mistake that caused your injury. Our experience medical malpractice lawyers will review your medical chart and determine whether your injury was the result of negligent treatment or just a normal risk or complication of your procedure.
Colon Surgery Procedure
Colon surgery is the most common treatment for colon cancer. In ideal situations, where the cancer is found at a very early stage, a doctor can remove the tumor with a colonoscope. Most of the time however, colon surgery is required.
When cancer is identified at a later stage, treatment usually requires the kind of colon surgery you tend to think of when you hear the word "surgery."
The standard procedure is called a surgical resection. In a resection, a surgeon makes an incision in the abdomen, removes the tumor, then reconnects the colon so it's one piece again -- one long, healthy piece.
Risks of Colon Surgery Procedures
The most common risks of a Colon Surgery procedure are:
- Infection of the incision
- Intra-abdominal abscess
- Leakage from colon and possible colostomy
- Injury to other organs or blood vessels
- Diarrhea, sometimes permanent
- Formation of scar tissue causing intestinal blockage
- Hernia in incision
Contact a Michigan Colon Medical Malpractice Lawyer
If you suspect that you or a family member have been the victim of medical malpractice from a colon surgery, you should contact our office immediately to discuss your case. There are strict time limitations for filing medical malpractice cases in Michigan and if you wait too long, your case may be barred forever. Call us now at (800) 606-1717.
You should also request our FREE BOOK, "The Ultimate Michigan Medical Malpractice Handbook, " which explains the legal process in Michigan and what must be proven to win your case. We will send out the book immediately to you.