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Dedicated Medical Malpractice Attorneys in Rockville, Maryland

At the Law Office of Robert Castro, our experienced medical malpractice attorneys in Rockville, Maryland understand the importance of scheduled healthcare appointments, and how they can improve our livelihoods and overall longevity.

After all, preventive medicine helps detect illnesses and diseases early, to improve our over 67,5000 Rockville residents’ overall health, so they can keep enjoying life to the fullest.

Unfortunately, our Montgomery County medical malpractice lawyers also know that even when our residents do everything right, and attend regular preventive healthcare appointments, the medical staff and facilities can cause more harm than good when negligence is a factor.

One of the more common types of medical malpractice that is surfacing throughout Maryland is colonoscopy errors that are leaving our residents significantly injured, or worse, with an undiagnosed or misdiagnosed disease.

If you have been hurt while seeking medical care in Maryland – or have lost a loved one to negligence – contact our experienced medical malpractice attorneys in Rockville, Maryland today to schedule a free consultation to discuss your case.

Are Colonoscopy Errors Common in Rockville, Maryland?

According to the American Cancer Society, people at average risk of colorectal cancer should start regular screenings at the age of 45.

Of our city’s just over 67,500 residents, the median age is 38.7 years old, with just over 31% falling between the range of 25 to 44, which means cancer screenings like these are not too far away. Another just over 26% are ages ranging from 45 to 64; and another 14% are 65 years of age or older, which means if they have not already, they should schedule their appointments for these and other important health screenings soon.

Unfortunately, like other medical malpractice circumstances, colonoscopy errors can occur without notice, leaving our residents injured, which requires even more medical care to treat.

Common colonoscopy errors include:

  • Failing to clean and maintain colonoscopy equipment
  • Delaying or overlooking making a colonoscopy recommendation
  • Failing to treat bowel perforation
  • Improperly using colonoscopy instruments
  • Not sampling enough tissue
  • Overlooking signs of cancer
  • Performing the colonoscopy without proper preparation

Because colonoscopies are designed to detect colon cancer, failing to provide adequate screenings or delaying or misdiagnosing the results can quickly lead to wrongful death, sending families reeling from the fallout.

If you have been hurt during a colonoscopy or have lost a loved one to medical negligence, contact our experienced medical malpractice lawyers in Rockville, Maryland today to learn how we can help you hold the medical professionals or facility liable for your financial recovery.

What are the Most Common Injuries Associated with Colonoscopy Errors in Rockville, Maryland?

Colonoscopies are notoriously invasive, which is why so many people wait to get them.

While the early screenings can lead to the early detection of many health issues, including colon cancer, when the test is performed negligently, patients are going to get hurt.

Some of the most common colonoscopy complications include, but are not limited to:

  • Anesthesia errors
  • Colonic perforation
  • Deferred complications from colon prep
  • Intestinal obstruction
  • Kidney failure
  • Pulmonary embolism
  • Severe abdominal pain
  • Stroke

If you have been injured during any type of medical screening, while seeking care, or undergoing a procedure in Maryland, contact our experienced medical malpractice attorneys in Rockville, Maryland at the Law Office of Robert Castro by calling 301.870.1200 or contact us online to schedule a free consultation to discuss your case today.