Legal Help for People Injured by Medical Malpractice

Gastrointestinal illnesses and conditions are becoming more common, as is gastrointestinal surgery, particularly gastric bypass, gastric banding and colonoscopy procedures. One result is an increase in the annual number of malpractice claims that involve this medical specialty. At The McLeod Firm, we have been committed to helping Florida victims of medical malpractice for more than 25 years. Our practice is statewide. Our goal in every case is to obtain full and fair financial compensation for our clients.

To put our experience and resources to work for you, call or contact our attorneys in St. Augustine, Florida. Call us today at 904-471-5007.

Gastrointestinal Surgery Cases

Every surgery, particularly those that involve general anesthesia, has risks, and gastrointestinal surgery is no different. But not all bad outcomes are unavoidable. In malpractice cases involving gastrointestinal injuries, there are usually two failures that have taken place.

It could start when an internal organ is accidentally perforated or injured during surgery. This is sometimes one of the risks you accept when you agree to have an operation. It can happen easily; it is not necessarily malpractice. The initial failure occurs when the surgeon doesn’t notice what they’ve done. The second failure occurs when patients are not monitored closely after surgery — uncontrolled bleeding and severe infections can result. When both occur, the consequences can be deadly.

Injuries Resulting From Routine Tests

Gastrointestinal surgery is not the only way to suffer a serious internal injury. Each year, in fact, thousands of Americans have routine and diagnostic tests done at their primary care clinics to detect conditions such as colorectal cancer, ulcerative colitis, Crohn’s disease or irritable bowel syndrome. When doctor’s fail to exercise proper care when performing, for example, a colonoscopy or endoscopy — the lining of the colon or internal organs such as the spleen can be perforated, or otherwise injured, which can be disastrous.

Contact Our St. Augustine, Florida, Medical Injury Lawyers

You don’t have to know the doctor or surgeon did something wrong before you call. You may just suspect that there is a problem. Rely on our experience to find those answers for you and tell us about your concerns today. While we are selective about the cases we accept, we are happy to listen and can provide you with an honest assessment of your potential claims.

The consultation is free. You pay no attorney’s fees unless we recover money for you. There is nothing to lose by contacting our law office. You can call us at 904-471-5007 or send an e-mail.