Our Michigan medical malpractice attorneys recently filed a lawsuit against a surgeon, hospitalist, and Ypsilanti surgical center for the failure to diagnose and treat a post-surgical bowel obstruction. The patient underwent laparoscopic roux n y bariatric surgery at the surgical facility and according to the surgery report was without complications. After the surgery, she was admitted into the surgery facility for her post-operative admission.
During her admission, she was followed by the treating surgeon and a hospitalist assigned to her by the surgery facility. The nursing staff attending to her was employed by the facility. Throughout her admission, she demonstrated signs and symptoms of a bowel obstruction. However, this serious medical condition was not diagnosed or treated during the admission. She was discharged home from the facility with the bowel obstruction.
After returning to her home, she continued to experience bowel obstruction symptoms and her condition began to worsen. Her husband then took her to William Beaumont Hospital in Royal Oak, Michigan where she was admitted to the hospital through the emergency department. She was evaluated by a general surgeon and immediately taken into the operating room for emergency surgery. Due to the bowel obstruction, she suffered significant illness and was in the intensive care unit for two months. She required numerous additional surgeries and medical procedures. After her discharge from the ICU, she was transferred to the rehabilitation unit for several months and has not fully recovered from her injuries.
The medical malpractice lawsuit alleges that the medical providers were negligent for failing to diagnose and treat the bowel obstruction before discharging the patient from the surgery facility. The lawsuit seeks damages for her pain and suffering, scars and disfigurement, and disability caused by this negligent care. The suit also seeks reimbursement of medical expenses and asserts claims for lost wages resulting from this malpractice. The lawsuit was filed in the Washtenaw County Circuit Court in Ann Arbor, Michigan. No trial date has been set by the court.
If you or a loved one suffers injuries from a bowel obstruction due to the negligence of a surgeon, hospitalist, or surgical center call our top rated medical malpractice attorneys today at (800) 606-1717. Victims of medical malpractice do have legal rights. Our experienced Michigan lawyers have significant experience in handling these types of cases and a track record of obtaining sizeable settlements for our injured clients. We can do the same for you. Call today!