Colonoscopy Malpractice Lawsuit – Perforation Infection Attorney

Every year millions of colonoscopies are performed in the United States for the timely diagnosis of colorectal cancer. Thousands of lives are saved each year due to these endoscopic procedures. However in some instances these procedures are performed improperly resulting in serious injuries to patients.  In fact according to recent data complications from these procedures is ten times higher than most other forms of cancer screenings.

Common Injuries associated with such procedures include, perforation, internal bleeding, heart attack, tear or ruptures, infections including sepsis, irritable bowel syndrome, intestinal flora disruption, and death. In many studies repeated colonoscopies can  increase the rate of strokes, heart attack and pulmonary embolism.

Our law firm is proud to represent individuals who have suffered harm due to the negligent or wrongful acts of practicing physicians and other medical professionals.

Wining Your Case in the Court of Law – Medical Malpractice Laws Explained

The vast majority of medical malpractice claims are predicated on a negligence based cause of action. There are four elements which need to be proven in order to establish a basis for negligence in such cases; Was there a duty of care, was the duty of care breached by the defendant, did the breach of the duty of care cause the harm suffered by the victim, did the victim suffer from discernible injuries.

Victims Right to Compensation Under the Law

Patients rights in medical negligence claims include recovery for all damages sustained. Some categories of damages compensable in such cases include the following.

  • All medical and health related costs.
  • All future medical and rehabilitation expenses.
  • Economic Damages – including loss of earning and future loss or reduction of income.
  • Non-economic damages – including pain and suffering, and punitive damages.
  • Note: In the certain states including California compensation for non-economic damages may be capped at a specific monetary amount. In California the cap is placed at $250,000.00.

Cost of Legal Representation: In many instance victims of personal injury may feel hesitant to contact an attorney to learn more about their rights because of the perceived high costs associated with legal representation. Our law firm works on most cases on a contingency fee basis; this means that you don’t have to pay for any legal fees or expenses incurred out of pocket until the cases us resolved in a successful manner.

Attorney Consultation Available: If you have any further legal questions feel free to contact our law offices. All legal consultation are free of charge. Our attorneys are able to take on cases across the state including San Diego, San Francisco bay Area, and the San Joaquin Valley.


» Gary Weiss said: { Mar 22, 2017 - 08:03:01 }

I am contraction you regarding a colonoscopy perforation of my 83 year old mother. Actually the pathology report shows perforation (s) of the small intestine. Additionally the prep was incomplete as noted by the doctors but they pushed forward. I had an attorney looking at the case but he has declined due to my moms age and the overall circumstance. We are pushing hard up against the statute, and because of the loss of time, he has agreed to put in notices to toll the extra 90 days. Moreover, this perforation, led to an 8 month hospital stay with multiple errors in several surgeries. I understand the difficulty of malpractice, negligence especially given age and in CA, but given several perceived errors, even with doctors already admitting mistakes, perhaps this is still a possible case I would be very interested in speaking with someone, as well as forwarding to you a letter that explain the many issues and details involved in the issues. I look forward to hearing back.
Thank you.
Gary Weiss

» mauro Cendejas said: { Mar 29, 2017 - 03:03:24 }

just has a colonoscopy,well its been 2 days and its abcessed was not sent home with any antibiotics or pain meds.Now am hospitalized again,have undergone about 10 catscans in less than a year,i feel like i was never properly hospitalized and i was misdiagnosed during my colonoscopy.I should not be inside of a hospital room with an abcess 2-3 days after colonoscopy,Doctor told me i was alittle inflammed and thats all.I have contionuously had diverticulitis nonstop not ever healed for atleast 8-9 months.I believe i am injured for good now.

» Rosalind C. Dixon said: { Apr 12, 2017 - 04:04:10 }

I had a colonoscopy on April 11, 2017 and it was very painful. They gave me valume pill and was told if I felt anything to let them know. I keep agonizing and saying ouch ouch and nothing was done.
Rosalind Dixon

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