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Bowel injury is rare during cesarean section, but not unheard of. A bowel injury at the time of cesarean is not in itself evidence of malpractice or performance below the standard of care. Malpractice often occurs during the post-operative period. This can include the surgeon’s failure to realize something is going wrong, and/or their failure to react to the patient’s condition appropriately, including providing appropriate consultation.
The perforation itself is rarely a basis for a medical malpractice claim because it is a recognized risk of the surgery. Unfortunately, a perforation is not always identified during the surgery, and the mother’s abdomen is closed without a repair being done. Over the days that follow an infection develops to the point that the mother becomes obviously unwell.
Medical malpractice occurs when a physician deviates from the established and accepted protocols of the medical community. This causes him or her to treat the patient incorrectly or to fail to treat the patient at all. Doctors, nurses, pharmacists, and diagnostic imaging technicians are just some of the many parties who could potentially commit medical malpractice.
– sudden and severe abdominal pain;
– nausea and vomiting;
– swelling and bloating of the abdomen.
A perforation causes the contents of your bowel to spill into your abdominal cavity. This causes a highly toxic and dangerous situation for you. The longer the situation goes unresolved, the greater the chances are that you could develop sepsis. Your life could be in danger if not diagnosed and rectified quickly.
How Can a New York and New Jersey Bowel Perforation Injury Attorney Help?
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