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Did You Suffer An Injury In A Bowel Surgery?

Bowel surgery and other abdominal surgeries carry inherent risks, and even with stellar medical care, complications may arise. However, when a surgeon acts negligently or carelessly, the victim has the right to pursue a medical malpractice lawsuit.

Hixson & Brown, P.C., is an Iowa medical malpractice law firm dedicated to representing the victims of surgical errors and other types of negligence. With more than six decades of combined experience, our Iowa bowel surgery lawyers will aggressively pursue justice for you and your family.

We utilize respected medical experts and other professionals to thoroughly evaluate the case and determine whether the surgeon or hospital may be held liable for malpractice. If so, we will help you seek the financial compensation you deserve for your injuries.

Common Signs And Symptoms Of A Perforated Bowel

A punctured bowel, nicked colon or other internal organ injury requires immediate medical attention. If you recently underwent bowel surgery and find yourself experiencing any of the following symptoms, consult a doctor right away:

  • Significant bleeding or hemorrhaging
  • Continuing pain in the abdominal area
  • Fever or chills
  • Nausea and vomiting

Left untreated, a perforated or torn bowel can lead to a serious infection called peritonitis. If this infection enters the bloodstream, it is quickly transported throughout the body. This condition of mass infection throughout the body is known as sepsis and is frequently life-threatening.

Call Our Iowa Bowel Surgery And Medical Malpractice Lawyers

If you believe you or a loved one may have been the victim of medical malpractice during bowel surgery in Iowa, learn more about your rights and options. Request a free case evaluation by calling the West Des Moines office of Hixson & Brown, P.C., at 515-644-6133. You can also reach our attorneys via our online contact form.