Injuries to the bowel can be caused in various ways. Claims are often made against GPs, hospitals and healthcare professionals where they have negligently caused damage to a patient’s bowel. Bowel injuries can have very serious long-term consequences.
Bowel injury is a risk or complication of many surgeries, particularly gynaecological or abdominal surgery. Damage can occur during the surgery or afterwards.
Injury to the bowel is often missed so clients may end up seriously ill, as bowel damage can cause leaking which leads to septicaemia. A blocked or twisted bowel requires emergency surgery. Examples of clinical negligence in this area include:
- Bowel cancer misdiagnosis;
- Damage to bowel during caesarean sections / child birth;
- Failure to diagnose tumours / nodes / cancer;
- Damage during operations to other body parts;
- Bowel damage during radiotherapy.
Consequences of Bowel Injuries
Bowel injury can lead to permanent colostomy or ileostomy, long-term bowel problems, significant ongoing pain or even death.
For further information please see Frequently Asked Questions about Clinical Negligence Claims. We do not charge for dealing with initial enquiries even if we do not take the claim on. This way you can be safe in the knowledge that you can receive expert legal advice about your complaint without committing to any obligations regarding fees. If we consider that you have a claim which is likely to be successful then we can offer you a “no win no fee” agreement.
If you would like to discuss a potential bowel negligence claim please contact us on 01273 249200 for a free, no obligation discussion. We are happy to visit clients at home or in hospital if necessary.
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