Undergoing a surgical procedure makes many people uneasy, but they trust their surgeon to do the procedure and help them solve their medical issue. When surgeons are negligent or when a medical device fails to do its job correctly, internal organs like the bowel and bladder can be perforated. This damage can be fatal if not treated immediately. If you’ve had a procedure and an organ was punctured, a Baltimore bowel and bladder perforation lawyer from Belsky, Weinberg & Horowitz, LLC can help you with your claim.
We represent victims of medical malpractice in Maryland and will fight for your right to get compensation for your injuries. Our firm is prepared to take the case to court if it needs to, so you get the justice you deserve. We have years of experience in helping families overcome the obstacles of medical malpractice injuries and will make sure the medical professionals responsible for the injury will be held accountable for the pain and suffering they’ve caused you.
What Causes Bowel and Bladder Perforation?
Bowel or bladder perforation are caused by trauma during a medical procedure. Abdominal surgeries can lead to bowel perforation, but there are more procedures where perforation is still a risk. These procedures include the following:
- Vaginal Mesh Implant Surgery.
- Bladder Surgery.
During a procedure, surgeons need to be alert, present, and focused on the task at hand. Negligence or carelessness can result in the following actions that will cause bowel and bladder perforations:
- Misuse of Surgical Tools.
- Prolonged Pressure.
But there are risks after a medical procedure, too. If there are complications with the patient’s recovery, bowel and bladder perforation may occur from:
- Vaginal Mesh Erosion.
- Chronic Inflammation.
- Severe Intestinal Blockage (Constipation).
Your lawyer will look into your case and find the cause of your injury. It could be because the surgeon was negligent and their malpractice injured you, or the medical device that was implanted for your surgery was defective.
How Serious Are Surgical Injuries?
Surgical mistakes like leaving medical tools or sanitary sponges inside the patient can cause pain, infection, and will require another surgery to fix. But when a surgeon injures one of your internal organs, the injuries are more painful, life-threatening, and the window to act is much smaller.
- Peritonitis. Also known as sepsis, this blood poisoning infection happens due to a perforation. When bile, stomach acid, or stool gets into the abdominal cavity, you need medical attention immediately.
- Internal Bleeding. Organ trauma can cause internal bleeding and needs to be treated as soon a possible.
Gastrointestinal peroration has several general symptoms people should watch out for after a procedure. Extreme stomach pain, fever, fatigue, shortness of breath, nausea, or dizziness could indicate a perforation.
There’s also a chance that these injuries could cause death. If your loved one has passed away due to a perforation injury, you can still get them justice with a wrongful death claim. Belsky, Weinberg & Horowitz, LLC understands that a wrongful death claim won’t bring your loved one back, but it can help ease the financial burden of losing someone in your family. You could recover damages for medical bills, lost earnings, and the cost of funeral and burial expenses.
How Can a Baltimore Bowel and Bladder Perforation Lawyer Help You?
A bowel or bladder perforation is a painful and traumatic experience. When someone’s negligence causes you to have a life-threatening injury, it’s not fair for you to shoulder the financial responsibility. Manufacturers who sell defective medical products shouldn’t be able to continue to have their products on the market. Hospitals shouldn’t confuse your medical records and make a mistake in your treatment. Surgeons shouldn’t cause more harm when they’re supposed to be helping you. Belsky, Weinberg & Horowitz, LLC will hold the right people accountable for not giving you the duty of care that you were owed.
We understand what kind of stress a major injury can cause. But you need to be able to let yourself recover without worrying about the hassle of how you’re going to pay the hospital bill or how long you’re going to be out of work. We’re here to bring you peace of mind that someone is looking out for your best interests. We won’t settle for less than you deserve.
Call our office today at (800) 895-5333 so you can schedule a consultation with one of our bowel and bladder perforation lawyers—free of charge. We can discuss your case and how you should proceed with your claim.