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Bowel Perforation

Representing Individuals Injured by Bowel Perforations

When you undergo a surgical procedure, you trust the surgery will be successful and your life will be improved as a result. But unfortunately, sometimes things do go wrong.

A hysterectomy or abdominal surgery often carries with it the risk of a colon or bowel perforation. In most cases, the risk is preventable with proper surgical technique. But when proper practices are not followed, a patient's bowel or colon can be torn, perforated or nicked. Bowel or colon perforations can have serious, lifelong consequences, including extended hospitalization or even death.

At Trolman, Glaser & Lichtman, P.C., in New York City, our surgical error lawyers represent individuals who were injured by a bowel perforation during surgery or the families of those who died because of surgical negligence. If you suspect that you or a loved one was injured because of your doctor's negligence, talk to a medical malpractice attorney you can trust.

Perforated Bowel and Nicked Colon Injuries

Torn, nicked or perforated bowels or colons usually lead to severe infections (peritonitis), which can result in sepsis if the infections spread into the bloodstream. To treat this, infected patients usually must have a colostomy — which essentially reroutes a portion of the colon above the tear. A colostomy not only impacts a person's normal body functions, but also can take an emotional toll.

Symptoms of a colon or bowel perforation include:

  • Abdominal pain
  • Fever or chills
  • Nausea and vomiting
  • Bleeding or hemorrhaging
  • Pain in the hip or groin

If you or a loved one is experiencing any of these symptoms and have recently had surgery, you may be a victim of an organ puncture or perforation. Seek medical treatment immediately. In cases of bowel or colon perforation, the earlier a tear or hole is repaired, the better.

If your bowel was perforated during surgery, follow up with our office to learn if you could have a claim for medical bills or other compensation. With trained medical professionals on staff and access to an established network of medical experts, we will fully investigate any injuries you or a loved one has incurred as a result of a surgical error.

Call for a Free Consultation With an Experienced New York Surgical Error Lawyer

In more than 40 years of practice, we have recovered millions of dollars in successful verdicts and settlements for our medical malpractice clients. We fight, you win. If your bowel or colon was negligently perforated during surgery, call 212-750-1200 or 1.888.4.TGLLAW or send us an e-mail to learn how Trolman, Glaser & Lichtman, P.C., can help you.

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