Colonoscopy Injury

Medical Malpractice Attorney in Baltimore

Is a colonoscopy be dangerous?

Colonoscopy is a routine procedure that is generally provided to patients who are experiencing complications or pain in their colon or rectum or as a preventive measure to catch early signs of colon cancer. Although this procedure is done on a regular basis by trained professionals, it still may result in serious complications. If you or a loved one was hurt or died because of problems resulting from a colonoscopy, then you may be entitled to receive compensation, and the team at The Law Offices of Daniel J. Miller, LLC can help. Talk to one of our Baltimore medical malpractice lawyers to learn how you can recover your damages from injuries incurred during a colonoscopy.

Dangers of a Colonoscopy

Some negative side effects of a colonoscopy procedure include pain and paralysis in the lower abdomen. Elderly patients usually fall victim to these complications, which are most often caused by improper positioning during the procedure. Over the years, there have been other criticisms of colonoscopies as well, including critics saying that the procedure causes more harm than good. Some reports of complications include:

  • Displaced bladders
  • Upset intestinal flora
  • Perforations of the intestines
  • Hemorrhaging and bleeding in the internal walls of the colon
  • Colorectal bleeding
  • Hemorrhoids, fissures, and constipation
  • Irritable bowel syndrome and colon obstructions

Take Your Next Step with a Baltimore Medical Malpractice Attorney

If you or a loved one is suffering from any complication following a colonoscopy, then it is important that you speak with an attorney from our firm. It is not only rectal and colon problems that individuals experience; due to preparations for the procedure, many individuals experience dehydration as well. Some reports of breathing complications and heart problems have been noted as well. When you work with our team at The Law Offices of Daniel J. Miller, LLC, we will ensure that you receive compensation for the wrongs inflicted on you by a negligent doctor. Contact our firm today to schedule a free case evaluation and to speak with a Baltimore medical malpractice attorney now.