Patients who suffer from a nicked bowel during surgical procedure do have legal rights. A nicked bowel is a serious life-threatening complication that can cause prolonged hospitalization and in some cases even death. Potentially, victims suffering serious injuries can file a medical malpractice lawsuit against the negligent doctor, surgeon, or hospital that cut the bowel.
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. In surgeries, where a nicked bowel is discovered during a procedure, the patient’s care providers should be alert and repair the colon right then and there in the operating room. 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.
Symptoms of a Nicked Bowel
A patient who has had their bowel cut during surgery may experience one of the following common symptoms:
- Severe abdominal pain
- Rectal bleeding
Filing a Medical Malpractice Lawsuit For Nicked Bowel During Surgery
Patients who have suffered or continue to suffer for a nicked, cut, or torn bowel do have legal rights and should contact an experienced medical malpractice attorney who handles cases involving surgical errors. At the law firm of Buckfire & Buckfire, P.c. our expert lawyers will collect all of your medical records, review them with a board certified physician and determine whether the doctor or surgeon violated the standard of care and acted negligently causing you harm. If it is determined that medical negligence has taken place and was a direct result of your injuries, we then file a medical malpractice lawsuit on your behalf. Often times, these lawsuits result in significant settlements and collect compensation for your pain and suffering damages, lost wages from time missed from work, medical bill expenses, and more.
There are strict statutes of limitations in Michigan for filing such claims so it is important that you contact our top rated attorneys immediately to discuss your case. Every case is different and the specific facts about your case will determine whether or not you have a viable claim and the time limitations in which your lawsuit must be filed in order to not be barred forever.
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For more information about your legal rights and to determine what a fair settlement is for your case, call our award winning law firm today at (800) 606-1717. You will speak directly with one of our qualified and expert medical malpractice attorneys who can answer all of your questions and explain your rights to you. We offer a free, no obligation case review and will represent you under our No Fee Promise, which means no legal fees or costs until we win or settle your claim.