Rochester, NY Bowel Perforation Claim Lawyer

Bowel perforation — cutting or nicking the intestine/bowel — is a known potential risk of any abdominal operation. It can occur in both open and laparoscopic abdominal or pelvic surgeries, including: gallbladder removal; bowel/intestine resection; hernia repair; hysterectomies; and removal of ovarian cysts.

While it is a known risk of any abdominal surgery, bowel perforation can constitute medical malpractice/negligence if it is not promptly identified/diagnosed and repaired and treated. For example, if a patient suffers an injury to their bowel during the surgery and the surgeon concluded the surgery without identifying the perforation, it could constitute malpractice. Also, failing to diagnose a perforation after the surgery is over can also be malpractice. A patient with an undiagnosed perforation may suffer from sepsis, peritonitis and other infections that can require major emergency surgery, and cause brain damage or even death.

Trusted Representation in Bowel Perforation Claims

If you or a loved one suffered a bowel perforation injury due to medical malpractice/negligence, we at Kammholz Law can help determine the exact cause of your injury and pursue financial compensation for any past, present, and even future losses and damages relating to your injury.

We are a Rochester-based medical malpractice/negligence law firm that is knowledgeable, experienced, compassionate and dedicated to helping people just like you. We will put our nearly 35 years of experience to work, determining who is responsible and hold them accountable to ensure your highest level of compensation for your injuries while also delivering you peace of mind. You are not a number, you are a highly valued client, who is seeking financial and oftentimes, emotional recovery from the serious injuries you have suffered.

Was a Bowel Perforation Left Undetected, Leading to Sepsis or Another Life-Threatening Condition?

Failure to detect a bowel perforation and provide the necessary medical intervention to prevent or treat the potential life-threatening infection almost always justifies a malpractice claim. Cases often involve patients and their families who complained of severe abdominal pain and other symptoms, only to have doctors fail to order abdominal X-rays or CT scans that would reveal this catastrophic condition.

If you have suffered serious complications from a surgical bowel perforation, or you tragically lost a family member due to botched surgery or other medical negligence, it is essential to speak with a qualified New York medical malpractice attorney. At Kammholz Law, you can work closely and directly with our team that has decades of experience handling such claims. Most importantly, you’ll be working with a firm where you’ll feel confident that everything’s going to be alright.

Statute of Limitations for Bowel Perforation Claim

It is in your best interest to immediately start the investigation into whether you have a valid personal injury claim after an accident.

In addition, there are time limits called “statutes of limitations” on how long you have to file a personal injury lawsuit in New York. You must bring a formal lawsuit before the statute of limitations expires or you will be forever barred from doing so.

The statute of limitations for your claim depends on who the negligent party is. The statute of limitations can be as short as one (1) year from the date of the accident or as long as three (3) years from the date of accident. You may also be required to file a “Notice of Claim” with the municipality within ninety (90) days of the incident.

Contact Kammholz Law to determine whether you have a claim and the applicable statute of limitations. We are here to help!

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Paying For Your Personal Injury Case

We Get Paid Only When You Get Paid

There is no cost to find out whether you have a valid claim. There is also no cost to actually pursuing a claim, should you have one. If there is a successful outcome, we receive our costs and a percentage of what you receive called a contingency fee.

New York’s Judiciary Law Section 474-A, sets the amount of the contingency fee for medical malpractice based upon a “sliding scale” starting at 30% and reducing to as little as 10% depending upon the amount of the recovery. Specifically, the attorney’s fee is 30% on the first $250,000 of the sum recovered. On the next $250,000 recovered, the fee is 25%. On the next $500,000 recovered the fee is 20%. On the next $250,000 recovered the fee is 15%. After that, on any amount recovered over $1,250,000, the fee is 10%. Percentages are calculated on the net amount after expenses and disbursements are deducted. Expenses are costs such as medical expert reviews/testimony, court filing fees, medical records and other costs to properly pursue the claim.