Bowel and Bile Duct Injuries

About Bowel Injuries

Any time someone sustains an internal or external injury to their abdomen, they may also experience a bowel injury. These injuries can be painful and cause serious digestion complications including bloating, fever, and infection, as well as high levels of toxins and waste exposed in their body. This generally can occur because of blunt force trauma such as a car accident or due to a penetrating incident, such as a knife or gunshot wound.

Most people will seek medical attention immediately for penetrating wounds or the pain that is commonly associated with blunt force trauma. If your doctor fails to properly diagnose or treat a bowel injury, you may face complications with bowel movements and stools as well as risk fluid or toxins building up in your system. It is imperative that your doctor check for any complications you may have if you have been injured in your abdomen so as not to overlook the possibility of a bowel injury.

Bile Duct Injuries

Most bile duct injuries occur from complications with laparoscopic cholecystectomy, or gallbladder surgery. In this operation, the gallbladder is removed through incisions in the abdomen that are usually made between the ribs and the hip. In the event that these incisions are made incorrectly or that there is a misdiagnosis of the case at hand, you may experience serious and painful bile duct injuries.

Work with a Medical Malpractice Attorney in Baltimore

It is important to know that these injuries are preventable and, with the assistance of a medical malpractice attorney from The Law Offices of Daniel J. Miller, LLC, you may be able to receive compensation for your injuries. If you are suffering from a bowel injury or bile duct complication that you should not have had to sustain, then you need to contact our firm. Medical staff members may have had good intentions when removing these organs or treating other complications but may have acted in a negligent manner by overlooking the injuries in your abdomen. Contact The Law Offices of Daniel J. Miller, LLC today to speak with a Baltimore medical malpractice attorney and to schedule a free case evaluation immediately.