Determining Whether a Perforated Bowel Is the Result of Medical Malpractice
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Some illnesses and treatments increase a patient’s risk of a bowel perforation. A delayed diagnosis can cause a patient to become severely ill, and in some cases it could be fatal. At Crandall & Pera Law, we help people throughout Kentucky whose negligent healthcare providers failed to diagnose a bowel perforation in a timely manner. Our in-depth understanding of medical malpractice law and medical knowledge regarding these types of injuries make us the right choice.
Complications associated with leaking bowels
Patients with perforated bowels usually experience extreme pain and flu-like symptoms, such as chills, fever and nausea. With the help of an x-ray or a CT scan, a doctor can see if the bowel has been perforated. If the diagnosis is made early, a surgeon may fix the perforation fairly easily. The more serious cases involve undiagnosed perforations, usually a result of:
- Crohn’s disease
- Gallbladder disease
- C. diff infections
- Surgical errors
An undiagnosed bowel tear may need a more complex surgery and could require a patient to use a colostomy bag on a temporary or even permanent basis. Perforations can also lead to food, bacteria and fecal matter leaking out of the bowel and into the bloodstream, which can lead to infections such as sepsis. Delaying treatment of an infection can be fatal, so a timely diagnosis and treatment is crucial.
The medical malpractice attorneys of Crandall & Pera Law have successfully represented clients throughout Kentucky whose bowel leaks were the result of a surgical error, undiagnosed condition or misdiagnosed illness. Our team of skilled attorneys and registered nurses examines your claim as well as the evidence to determine whether or not your bowel tear was the result of medical negligence. Crandall & Pera Law clients are kept up to date about their cases throughout the process,and are in contact with the firm partner handling the claim.
Let us know if you fear you are a victim of medical negligence
A leaking bowel can have long-term effects on both your health and your lifestyle. At Crandall & Pera Law, we advocate for our clients in the courtroom and in settlement negotiations. To reserve a free consultation time at one of our multiple locations throughout Kentucky, please call 877-686-8879 or fill out our contact form.