Is a Bowel Perforation During Surgery a Risk of the Procedure or Medical Malpractice?

Patients that had a colonoscopy, appendectomy (removal of the appendix), cholecystectomy (removal of the gall bladder), hysterectomy (removal of the uterus), laparoscopic procedures, or other abdominal surgeries often develop abdominal pain after the surgery or procedure. Is the stomach pain normal or is the stomach pain due to a nick, tear or perforation of the intestine, bowel or colon?

For over 50 years, the experienced legal and medical teams here at the Beasley medical negligence law firm have reviewed thousands of cases where a patient suffered an injury to the bowel during surgery. Many times, the injured victim is under the impression that the injury to the bowel or colon was a risk of the procedure. Sometimes it is in the absence of any medical negligence, but the investigation into what happened should not end just because you signed a consent form.

Many lawyers or law firms, after seeing that you signed a consent form for the surgery, fail to investigate further into the reasons why there was a bowel perforation, or even worse, that there was a delay in diagnosing a bowel or colon perforation. Yes, you may have signed a consent form that listed a bowel perforation as a risk of the procedure, but was it really a risk of the procedure or was it negligence? After your procedure, did you complain of abdominal pain and were told, "It is normal," after abdominal surgery? Sometimes it is and sometimes it is not.

If you or a loved one suffered from a bowel, intestine or colon perforation during a surgical procedure and had to undergo another surgery or developed sepsis, a peritoneal infection or wrongful death, it may not have been due to a "risk of the procedure."

Our experienced physicians and nurses on staff here at the Beasley wrongful death law firm are all too familiar with all of the different scenarios that present after a patient underwent abdominal surgery and suffered due to a bowel perforation. It is not always a "risk of the procedure."

For decades, our medical negligence attorneys in Philadelphia have had the real medical knowledge to look past the signed surgical consent and have had billions awarded on behalf of our injured clients. Our highly specialized medical and legal teams really do understand what happens and are here to help you. Please feel free to call us toll-free at 1.888.823.5291 to speak to one of our doctors or nurses for a free, strictly confidential, consultation. We have the real medical and legal knowledge others do not and we have used that knowledge with proven results.


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