Our Michigan medical malpractice lawyers handle cases involving perforated colons. The failure to timely diagnose a perforated colon can have devastating consequences. A perforated colon can allow the intestinal contents to leak into the abdominal cavity and cause significant peritonitis. In cases involving death, the patient’s family may be entitled to file a wrongful death lawsuit.
Perforated Colon Causes
A perforated colon can naturally occur for a number of different reasons. These include:
Perforated colon from diverticulitis
Perforated colon from appendicitis
Perforated colon from Crohn’s Disease
Perforated colon from ulcerative colitis
Additionally, a colon can be perforated during a medical procedure like a colonoscopy or hysterectomy. In those circumstances, the actual perforation may not be caused by a medical mistake and is often a risk of the procedure. However, despite being a risk, the physician must promptly identify the perforated colon and treat it before injury or harm occurs to the patient.
The major symptoms of a perforated colon can include high fever, chills, inability to pass gas or have a bowel movement, nausea and extreme abdominal pain that will become worse when one moves or attempts to move. Without prompt treatment or surgery, the patient can become septic and suffer serious injuries and even death.
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Contact Our Michigan Perforated Colon Lawyers
If you or a loved one has been a victim of perforated colon medical malpractice , you may be able to file a lawsuit seeking compensation for your injuries. Call our award winning legal team today at (800) 606-1717. We will listen to your story and determine if you are eligible to file a claim. There are strict time deadlines so it is important that you call us today.
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