Failure To Diagnose Bowel Obstruction or Bowel Perforation
As a result of trauma, diet, surgery, or digestive disease, the bowel can become obstructed or blocked. When that happens, food stops traveling through the digestive tract and can cause a bowel perforation. The failure to diagnose a bowel obstruction or treat a bowel perforation can lead to sepsis and without corrective surgery and intravenous antibiotics, eventually, death.
Common signs and symptoms of a bowel obstruction include:
- abdominal pain;
- inability to pass gas;
- bloating; and
- high fever;
- intense vomiting; and
- intense abdominal pain (worse with movement).
The trial lawyers at Bottar Law, PLLC, have decades of experience investigating, prosecuting and trying to verdict medical malpractice cases due to or arising out of the failure to diagnose a bowel obstruction or perforation. If you have been diagnosed with a bowel perforation, you and your family may be entitled to compensation for lifelong health care, medical expenses, medical bills, loss of income, and pain and suffering.
To discuss your case or concerns with an experienced Central New York medical malpractice and birth injury attorney, contact us now at (315) 422-3466, (800) 336-LAWS, or by e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org.