Experienced Colonoscopy Injury Lawyers in St. Louis, Missouri
At The Gogel Law Firm, our St. Louis medical malpractice attorney knows that the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force recommends that adults age 45 to 75 be screened for colorectal cancer. Regular screening, beginning at age 45, is the key to preventing colorectal cancer and finding it early.
When the colonoscopy does not return any abnormal results, and the individual is deemed healthy, with no symptoms or family history of colorectal cancer, then they should continue to have a colonoscopy every 7-10 years.
Although colonoscopies are meant to be used as part of preventative screening, our Missouri personal injury attorneys know that the invasive procedure can lead to significant complications that cause serious injuries.
What Type of Injuries Can Occur During a Colonoscopy?
Complications related to colonoscopy may include, but are not limited to:
- Continued bleeding after the biopsy or polyp removal.
- Nausea, vomiting, bloating, or rectal irritation caused by the procedure or by the preparatory bowel cleansing.
- A bad reaction to pain medicine or the sedative used during the procedure.
- A perforation, or hole, in the intestinal wall.
Some of the most common signs that you may have suffered an injury during a colonoscopy may include, but are not limited to:
- A hardened belly.
- Fever or chills.
- Frequent or severely bloody bowel movements.
- Rectal bleeding that will not stop.
- Severe pain, cramping, or swelling in your belly.
- Trouble passing gas or having a bowel movement.
Contact Our Colonoscopy Injury Lawyer in St. Louis, Missouri at The Gogel Law Firm.
If you or someone you love has undergone a colonoscopy procedure and have suffered significant medical problems as a result, contact our St. Louis medical malpractice attorney today to review your case by calling (314) 370-8173 or online to schedule a free consultation to learn more about your legal rights and options to pursue the liable party for your full financial recovery needs.