The human digestive system includes interconnected tubular structures called intestines, bowels, and colons. Together they total about 25 ft. in length. Since any prolonged disruption to the normal flow of foods through this system can mean the difference between life and death, good medical care requires nothing less than keeping the system unobstructed and intact at all times. Unfortunately, substandard medical attention to the digestive system can seriously harm patients in several ways, such as causing and failing to fix bowel or colon perforation during different types of surgery, or failing to deal quickly with bowel or colon perforation being threatened or done by different types of disease. When perforation of the bowel or colon occurs, infectious bacteria from fecal matter can leak into the abdominal cavity and cause peritonitis, an inflammation of the abdominal walls, and sepsis, a life-threaning bacterial infection of the bloodstream. Examples of New Jersey bowel and colon obstruction and perforation medical malpractice cases include the unsuccessful prevent or delayed treatment of obstructions and perforations arising from colo-rectal cancer, Crohn’s disease, diverticulitis, inflammatory bowel disease, ulcerative colitis, Caesaerean section (C-section) surgery, colonoscopy procedures, colo-rectal surgery, D and C procedures, hysterectomy procedures and bladder repairs.
Bowel Perforation Malpractice Lawyers NJ: Signs and Symptoms
Symptoms of bowel perforation can include severe abdominal pain, fever, chills, nausea, vomiting, and rectal bleeding. The perforation is usually diagnosed based on a history which includes these symptoms, a physical examination of the patient, CT scans or x-rays of the abdomominal cavity, and exploratory surgery if necessary.
If you or someone you love has suffered such misfortune, contact Bowel Perforation Malpractice Lawyers NJ Patrick Amoresano for a free and confidential consultation at 201-704-2280. Mr. Amoresano will be happy to explain the elements of a medical malpractice matter, and the first steps necessary to investigate the merits of every case.