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Perforation of the Colon or Bowel

The colon or bowel can become perforated for any of various reasons includng trauma, surgical error, diverticulitis, inflammatory disease, ulcerative colitis, Crohn's disease, cancer, and any cause of toxic megacolon. If the perforation is not diagnosed and treated in a timely fashion, the perforation could result in the leakage of bile leading to sepsis, peritonitis, and other life treatening conditions. A delay in the diagnosis can increase mortality rate by up to thirty-three percent.

If you or someone you love have suffered from complications due to

  • a surgical error resulting in a perforated colon or
  • the delayed diagnosis of a perforated colon
you should immediately contact a competent attorney. The attorney will work with you to determine the legal options that may be available.

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