A colonoscopy is an examination of the large bowel and some parts of the small bowel. The examination is done through the use of a camera or fiber optic device mounted on flexible tube, inserted through the rectum. The procedure is done in order to help early detection of certain conditions, such as inflammatory bowel diseases, intestinal polyps, ulcers, and various types of cancer. Colonoscopies are often common for older patients and for those experiencing bowel-related symptoms.
Colonoscopies are considered standard procedure for certain medical conditions. However, they can often be associated with various side effects and injuries, including:
Colonoscopy injuries are often similar to other types of scope-related procedures, including duodenoscope and sigmoidoscopy examinations.
Colonoscopy injuries may sometimes require legal action so that the injured party can obtain a legal remedy. This usually involves some sort of damages award, which is intended to compensate for losses such as additional medical bills. Colonoscopy lawsuits can be brought for a number of reasons, including:
The amount of recovery available in a colonoscopy lawsuit may vary from state to state. Some states enforce caps or limits on medical malpractice awards.
Colonoscopy injuries can often be serious and may lead to additional complications with other bodily systems. You may need to hire a personal injury lawyer in your area if you need any legal advice, assistance, or guidance with an injury claim. Your attorney can provide you with legal research and representation for your particular case. Also, if you need to appear in court, your lawyer can be on hand to guide you through that process as well.
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