When Bowel Resection Negligence Results in Injury, Experienced Medical Malpractice Attorneys Pursue Justice for Victims
Bowel resection is a surgical procedure in which part of the bowel is removed. Also referred to as colectomy, it is routinely performed on patients with colon cancer, intestinal blockage or diverticular disease. When patients undergo a bowel resection, they trust that their surgeon and medical staff will provide the highest level of medical care. When professionals fail to meet this duty, retain skilled Baltimore, Maryland and Washington DC medical malpractice attorneys to advocate for the compensation your injuries deserve. At Schochor, Staton, Goldberg and Cardea, P.A., we aggressively fight for patients injured during a bowel resection procedure.
Bowel Resection Complications
Abdominal surgery always carries a significant risk, but the risk is exacerbated by negligence on the part of the surgeon or medical staff. During a bowel resection, the surgeon may cause damage by mistakenly injuring an adjacent structure or failing to properly inspect the bowel for complications prior to completing the surgery. Other common surgical errors related to bowel surgery include:
- Failure to resect all unhealthy portions of bowel
- A missed diagnosis of bowel perforation
- Unnecessarily resecting healthy parts of the bowel
- Failure to ensure a patent anastomosis (connection)
Not all bowel resection injuries result from medical malpractice, but when physicians fail to meet adequate standards of care, they may be liable for the resulting physical, mental and financial injuries.