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Bowel Surgery Complications

We understand how it can be distressing to learn that something has gone wrong with your operation or surgery. This is why Russell Worth are here to listen to your surgical negligence complaint. If you have suffered after an operation or surgery or if a loved one has died following the actions of a negligent surgeon, then speak to our clinical negligence team on 0800 028 2060. They will be able to give you clear legal advice on your right to claim compensation.

Many cases of bowel surgery are carried out successfully and the surgery can provide a very effective solution to many serious diseases such as inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) and cancer. People suffering with a particular disease may need to have parts of their bowel removed and bowel surgery is the name given to this type of procedure.

Although in the majority of cases bowel surgery is hugely successful, sadly mistakes can and do happen. Excessive bleeding, developing an unexpected reaction to the anaesthetic or deep vein thrombosis are complications which can occur during any operation, but we have outlined some complications specific to bowel surgery below.

  • Infection of the wound – it might become swollen, red and tender to touch. Should you develop these symptoms, it is important to seek medical help straight away.
  • Bands of scar tissue – Otherwise known as adhesions, these can develop in your abdomen after bowel surgery and might cause your tissues or organs to stick together. Adhesions can cause abdominal pain and occasionally can obstruct your bowel.
  • Bleeding/leaking of the new join in the bowel – Otherwise known as an anastomatic leak, this can also cause significant pain in your abdomen. Should an abscess form, you might need to have it drained, or you might need another operation to repair the leak.
  • Nerve damage – You could suffer a loss of sensation should your nerves be damaged during surgery, and you should see a doctor if you think you have been affected.

If you or your loved one has suffered as a result of bowel surgery complications and you want to discuss your legal options, we can help you. To discuss your individual case, please call our experienced team of clinical negligence solicitors on 0800 028 2060 or contact us online.

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