The occurrence of a colonoscopy perforation by itself is usually not enough to establish a medical malpractice claim, as it is a generally accepted risk of the procedure. However, a doctor’s failure to promptly recognize and treat a perforated colon from a colonoscopy can give rise to liability for damages that occur as a result of any delay in treatment.
When a man checked into the hospital in July 2011, he expected a standard colonoscopy. Now he continues to suffer medical problems and is unable to return to work. Why? The doctor perforated his colon during the procedure.
The patient filed a lawsuit alleged that the doctor who performed the colonoscopy dramatically overinflated his colon, causing it to tear. It wasn’t until the man began experiencing severe pain and a CT scan was performed was the tear was detected. Follow-up surgery was required to repair it. The doctor argued that a colonoscopy carries a known risk of potential puncture, which is mentioned in the informed consent notice signed by patients. However, the jury disagreed and awarded the plaintiff $2 million.
This case shows what happens when doctors are negligent when it comes to patient care. It also shows how long medical malpractices case can take to settle. The emotional, mental and physical stress is enough to deal with; the last thing a patient needs is to worry about is how to keep up with the financial obligations. That’s where Lawsuit Financial comes in. We provide lawsuit funding to help plaintiffs withstand the litigation process and still be able to pay the bills. When the bills are paid, victims can focus on recovery and getting their life back as much as possible.
Eligibility for lawsuit funding is not contingent on credit status or the ability to work; we only care about the strength of the case. After completing an online application, one of our professional staff members will contact your attorney for case documentation. Once approved, you can receive the funds within 24-48 hours. If you happen to lose the case, nothing is owed; Lawsuit Financial assumes all the risk. If you are the victim of medical malpractice, have filed a lawsuit, and need assistance paying your bills, contact us today. We may have the mechanism you need to pay your bills, keep your credit standing, and fight for your rights.