Botched Hemorrhoid Surgery | Hemorrhoid Malpractice
Hemorrhoid surgery can be a painful and often times sensitive procedure. Many patients who suffer complications from hemorrhoid surgeries fail to consult with their doctor or lawyer because of the social stigma. However, it is important to understand your rights and timelines and the longer you wait may jeopardize your case.
Filing a Medical Malpractice Lawsuit for Hemrrhoid Surgery Error
Doctor Malpractice with Hemorrhoid Surgery: When the treating physician fails to properly perform the surgery, serious complications can result. While each patient suffers different impacts it is likely that any such complications can be life-long and require consistent medical treatment and care.
In instances where the procedure is improperly performed the doctor fails to bypass the muscles that help the patient control bowel movements. When those muscles are negligently removed the patient if forever scarred. They are no longer to properly control any type of bowel movements. This condition is referred to as Fecal Incontinence. Essentially the patient losses any control over their ability to perform once routine tasks.
Insurance companies have been notorious for denying and fighting victims with regards to their recovery. They have long avoided having to pay for these injuries through long term litigation and the hope that those injured would not want to disclose such intimate details of their life through litigation or discovery. It is no uncommon for insurance companies to delay settlement awards and often times it will require expert testimony and pathology reports to show that the doctor was in fact negligent.
If you have been injured during a hemorrhoid surgery and are now suffering adverse medical complications you should consult with an attorney regarding your rights.
Statute of Limitations for Filing a Medical Malpractice Case
Statute of limitations for medical malpractice claims can vary. Generally you have one year from the date of the injury to bring your cause of action. It is important that all medical history, records, files and other information be timely accessed. Your attorney with proper authorization can obtain these records for you.
It is important to remember that the statute of limitations can differ for minors and often times notice plays a part in when the clock begins to go against you. If you would like to know more information about your rights and what can be done contact our offices today for a free case evaluation.