New York Lawyers Handling Misdiagnosed Bowel Perforation Cases
Bowel obstructions and perforations are a known complication of several medical procedures and can cause serious medical injury when inflicted by doctor or surgical error or if not properly diagnosed and treated. At Queller, Fisher, Washor, Fuchs & Kool, L.L.P.,, our New York medical malpractice lawyers and personal injury and wrongful death attorneys use decades of medical malpractice experience and have the medical and legal knowledge and access to medical experts who can help determine the cause of your injuries and ensure that you get the compensation you deserve.
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Information About Bowel Obstructions and Perforations
A bowel obstruction is a partial or complete blockage in the intestines. Obstructions usually require hospital treatment and can require emergency surgery. Perforations, necrotic (dead) tissue and infections can also result from an obstruction that is misdiagnosed or left untreated.
Causes of bowel obstructions include tumors, bowel cancer, hernias, scar tissue, tuberculosis, diverticulitis, Crohn’s disease or other inflammatory bowel disease, Down syndrome, colorectal cancer, gallstones, stomach cancer, cancer of the small intestine, femoral hernias and ovarian cancer.
Such serious medical conditions of the digestive system can be misdiagnosed as common digestive problems.
Untreated obstructions can lead to a perforated bowel, as can a number of medical and surgical complications.
A perforated bowel is a serious medical emergency resulting from a hole or tear in the bowel, which allows bowel contents to empty into the rest of the abdominal cavity.
Frequent consequences include peritonitis (a serious abdominal infection) and a blood infection (sepsis), which can lead to immediate death if left untreated.
Perforated bowel can be caused by a number of medical conditions as well as trauma resulting from a car accident or other traffic crash. Bowel perforation can also be caused by medical misdiagnosis of a bowel obstruction or other medical conditions or accidents during surgery or common medical procedures, including colonoscopies.
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Help is available. If you are dealing with injuries from a bowel obstruction or perforated bowel that you believe was caused by misdiagnosis or other medical malpractice, our New York medical malpractice attorneys offer free and confidential appointments to discuss your rights. You may call our office or contact us online to schedule an appointment.