Have you suffered a perforated stomach, oesophagus or bowel following a medical procedure? Perhaps you’ve experienced the tragic loss of a loved one due to a medical professional failing to diagnose a perforated stomach, oesophagus or bowel? You may be able to make a claim for compensation.
Medical conditions and perforated stomachs, oesophagus or bowels
There are several medical conditions that may require surgery, such as an appendectomy, bowel surgery or gynaecological surgery which may carry a risk of a bowel or stomach perforation occurring. A perforation occurs when the lining of the intestine or stomach becomes torn, cut or ripped.
The risk of a perforation can increase with obesity, old age, and when there is a history of prior bowel or gynaecological surgeries or conditions. It is important that your doctor takes these things into consideration when determining the type of surgery that is most appropriate for you, and would carry the lowest risk of a bowel or stomach perforation occurring.
There are also several common bowel conditions such as prolapsed bowel, ulcerative colitis, diverticulitis, and crohns disease that may require further investigation of the intestines by exploratory surgery, such as by a colonoscopy, and common medical conditions affecting your digestion, such as acid reflux that may require further investigation of the oesophagus, such as by an endoscopy.
Both a colonoscopy and an endoscopy many carry a risk of perforation of the stomach, oesophagus or bowel.
Making a bowel or oesophageal perforation compensation claim
If you or a loved one has suffered a perforated stomach, oesophagus or bowel following a medical procedure, you may have a claim for medical neligence. Medical negligence is often a complex area of the law, requiring robust evidence that the standard of care or treatment was below the accepted standard of practice in the medical community. Before undertaking a claim, our medical negligence lawyers will work with you through the details of your situation to determine if you have a claim. For a general overview of the process for making a claim for compensation, see our step-by-step video below.
Contact Shine Lawyers
If you believe your perforated stomach, oesophagus or bowel was a result of medical negligence, get in touch with Shine via phone or the contact form below for an obligation-free consultation. We offer our bowel and oesophageal perforation claims services on a No Win, No Fee basis so you don't have to worry about out-of-pocket legal expenses.
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