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Colonoscopy Errors

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A colonoscopy is an important diagnostic procedure that can detect and remove dangerous polyps and cancerous lesions from your body. Each year, over 14 million people in the United States are screened for colon cancer. Of this number, a reported 70,000 are killed or seriously harmed by side-effects and injuries related to this standard procedure. Medical studies have revealed that many specialists fail to meet the national standards when it comes to performing colonoscopies on patients. These negligent medical professionals not only injure their patients, they also routinely miss cancerous polyps and tumors.

If you’ve been injured by the careless actions of a medical professional, contact the Maryland medical malpractice lawyers at the Law Office of Robert Castro, P.A. We can investigate your case and develop a customized litigation strategy that proves your doctor failed to provide you with reasonable medical care and is ultimately responsible for your condition. With our guidance, you can secure damages that facilitate your physical and financial recovery.

Contact our Maryland medical malpractice lawyers at (301) 870-1200 if you’re ready to pursue justice and compensation.

Understanding Colonoscopy Errors

Unfortunately, not all injuries are grounds for medical malpractice. For this reason, it’s important to discuss your case with an experienced legal professional before filing a medical malpractice claim. At the Law Office of Robert Castro, P.A., our legal team has a comprehensive understanding of medical malpractice laws and can build a strong case that maximizes your claim.

Common colonoscopy errors include:

  • Not recommending a colonoscopy
  • Performing the colonoscopy without proper bowel preparation
  • Using colonoscopy instruments inappropriately or inadequately
  • Failing to clean and maintain colonoscopy equipment
  • Not sampling enough tissue
  • Overlooking signs of cancer
  • Failure to treat bowel perforation

During a colonoscopy, a doctor uses a colonoscope to examine the inside of a person’s large intestine. This long instrument has a light and video camera at the tip so that the doctor can examine the lining of a patient’s colon. While it’s only a 20-30-minute procedure, each stage of the process can lead to dangerous medical complications.

Common colonoscopy complications include, but are not limited to:

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

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At the Law Office of Robert Castro, P.A., our experienced Maryland medical malpractice attorneys are committed to helping victims of colonoscopy errors secure justice and compensation. We understand how difficult it is to pursue legal action when you’re recovering from a painful medical error. Fortunately, you can rely on our firm to confidently handle every legal detail and contingency associated with your case.

We offer weekend and evening appointments. Contact the Law Office of Robert Castro, P.A. at (301) 870-1200 to schedule a free consultation.

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