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.
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 that 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 and that may determine the type of surgery that is most appropriate for you, and would carry the least 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.