Failure to Diagnose Bowel Obstruction

Arizona and San Diego Bowel Obstruction Misdiagnosis Lawyers

Any bowel obstruction is a medical emergency and must be treated immediately. Without accurate, timely diagnosis, it can be life-threatening. The failure to properly diagnosis and treat a bowel obstruction can lead to septic shock, peritonitis and death.

In Arizona and San Diego, the personal injury lawyers and skilled litigators who can help victims of failure to diagnose bowel obstruction are the Attorneys for the Mercaldo Law Firm,.

The Mercaldo Law Firm’s track record of success in a broad range of jury trials has won millions of dollars in damages for their personal injury and medical malpractice clients during their more than 30 years of experience. The Mercaldo Law Firm uses expert investigative findings and proven litigation skills to achieve maximum compensation for those it serves.

A bowel obstruction can go undiagnosed and untreated despite examinations by a number of lines of defense: an emergency room physician, a primary care physician and a surgeon. The result can be multi-system organ failure, final stage renal disease and the urgent need for a kidney transplant.

As in most cases of serious and potentially catastrophic injury, diagnosis and treatment of bowel obstruction must be performed in a timely manner in order to avoid serious injury and numerous complications.

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When the large or small intestine is blocked, symptoms can include vomiting, diarrhea, constipation, abdominal pain and bloating. A battery of tests are needed to confirm the diagnosis and treatment of small intestine obstruction.

A physician who suspects the presence of a bowel obstruction should conduct an abdominal X-ray and CT scan to determine the problem’s source and determine if the obstruction is partial or complete.

The attorneys you should speak with about your Arizona or San Diego doctor’s failure to diagnose bowel obstruction is The Mercaldo Law Firm. Call or e-mail our medical malpractice law office for a free consultation.