Bowel Injury

Bowel Injuries Caused by Medical Malpractice

A bowel injury occurs when a doctor perforates, cuts, or burns a hole in the lining of the colon during surgery or a procedure like a colonoscopy.  Contents of the colon then leak into the abdominal cavity causing inflammation and infection.  This can lead to severe complications, and even death.

A doctor’s failure to timely recognize and treat the injury, either during the procedure or when the patient first complains of the tell-tale signs, puts the patient’s life in danger and may be medical malpractice.

Bowel Injury FAQs

I think my doctor made a mistake. What next?

If you believe that you or a loved one suffered injury and damages due to negligence at the hands of medical professionals, contact Hoffer & Sheremet. The next steps would typically include the following:

  • Gather and review medical records;
  • Retain expert witnesses;
  • Speak to treatment providers about your prognosis;
  • Interview you and close loved ones regarding the impact the injury has had on your life;
  • Calculate your medical expenses, out of pocket expenses, lost wages, loss of future earnings and other economic damages;
  • Send a demand letter to the hospital and medical providers to attempt pre-suit settlement;
  • Serve a Notice of Intent on the hospital and medical providers;
  • At the expiration of the Notice of Intent waiting period, file the Complaint and Affidavit of Merit to initiate litigation;
  • Conduct discovery;
  • Handle motions, court proceedings, and facilitation;
  • Try the case if there is no settlement.

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If you believe that you or a loved one suffered injury and damages due to negligence at the hands of medical professionals, contact Hoffer & Sheremet today for a free consultation.

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