New York Medical Malpractice Lawyers
Representing Injured Patients with Organ or Bowel Perforations Due to Surgical Mistakes
Abdominal surgeries, hysterectomies and other medical procedures are inherently risky, and even with outstanding surgical care, problems may arise. However, when a surgeon’s negligence leads to nicks, tears or punctures in a patient’s internal organs, the victim may have the right to pursue financial compensation.
Block O’Toole & Murphy is a premier New York personal injury law firm exclusively dedicated to representing the victims of serious accidents and injuries. Handling only personal injury cases enables us to fully channel our knowledge, experience and resources toward aggressively pursuing justice on your behalf.
Our New York attorneys for bowel perforations, organ punctures and other surgical errors work with medical experts and other professionals in order to diligently investigate each potential medical malpractice case and assign liability to the right party. With a stellar record of verdicts and settlements, we have obtained more than $1 billion* for our injured clients.
Common Symptoms of Perforated Bowels and Nicked Colons
If you recently underwent surgery and are now experiencing any of the symptoms below, obtain medical help as soon as possible, since you may possibly have a punctured or nicked bowel, colon or other internal organ. Symptoms may include:
- Fever or chills
- Nausea or vomiting
- Pain in the abdominal area, hip or groin
- Severe bleeding or hemorrhaging
A perforation, cut or tear in a bowel or colon can progress into a very serious infection called peritonitis. In turn, this infection can enter the bloodstream and quickly travel throughout the body. When this happens, it is called sepsis and can lead to death if untreated. To treat an infection of the colon before it leads to sepsis, a surgeon may have to perform an invasive colostomy.
Call an Attorney for Organ Puncture in New York
If you believe you or a loved one suffered a punctured bowel or perforated organ during surgery, do not hesitate to consult the experienced medical negligence lawyers at the New York City law firm of Block O’Toole & Murphy. You may be eligible to recover compensation for past and future medical bills, loss of earnings, pain and suffering or other damages.
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