Who Does Bowel Obstruction Effect?
More than 200,000 US Citizens per year.
What is Bowel Obstruction?
A blockage in the small or large intestine.
What are the effects of bowel obstruction?
Severe pain, vomiting, bloating, constipation, and diarrhea.
What happens if bowel obstruction is not treated?
An untreated bowel obstruction can lead to any number of conditions, including gastric ulcers, bowel ischemia, Crohn’s disease, ulcerative colitis, infection, and perforation.
What is Bowel Perforation? Is Bowel Perforation a result of medical malpractice?
Bowel perforation is more often than not a result of trauma, a suture, or a wound. A Bowel perforation can ultimately result in a very severe medical condition if left untreated. The perforation may cause breakage in intestine walls, which permits human waste to flow into the blood stream. Once the waste enters the blood stream there is potential for infection and sepsis. Treatment varies, but in some cases results in limb amputation.
Bowel obstruction and Medical Malpractice:
Patients suffering from bowel obstruction are susceptible to developing serious infections. It is the duty of medical personnel to properly diagnose and treat the obstruction, and a failure to do so could be a result of medical negligence and/or medical malpractice.