Most people will seek medical attention immediately for penetrating wounds or the pain that is commonly associated with blunt force trauma. If your doctor fails to properly diagnose or treat a bowel injury, you may face complications with bowel movements and stools as well as risk fluid or toxins building up in your system. It is imperative that your doctor check for any complications you may have if you have been injured in your abdomen so as not to overlook the possibility of a bowel injury.
Bile Duct Injuries
Most bile duct injuries occur from complications with laparoscopic cholecystectomy, or gallbladder surgery. In this operation, the gallbladder is removed through incisions in the abdomen that are usually made between the ribs and the hip. In the event that these incisions are made incorrectly or that there is a misdiagnosis of the case at hand, you may experience serious and painful bile duct injuries.
Medical staff members may have had good intentions when removing these organs or treating other complications but may have acted in a negligent manner by overlooking the injuries in your abdomen. Contact Miller Stern Lawyers, LLC today to speak with a Baltimore medical malpractice attorney and to schedule a free case evaluation immediately.