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Were you injured during a colonoscopy? If so, you could have the right to file a lawsuit and even recover compensation for the harm that you suffered. If you sustained injuries during what was supposed to be a routine colonoscopy or a member of your family died as a result of the negligence of your doctor, you could have the right to sue. For more information about the legal options available to you, please do not hesitate to reach out to the experts here at the Downtown L.A. Law Group.

Our team has decades of experience and is ready to provide you with the guidance that you need to fight for your rights and recover the highest compensation available for your claim. Our team is fully committed to handling these claims to the best of our abilities and getting our clients justice. If you are ready to explore the legal options available to you, contact us today.

What is a Colonoscopy?

A colonoscopy is a procedure in which a colonoscopy is inserted anally, through the rectum, to examine the colon. During the procedure, the patient lies on a table while the doctor inserts the colonoscope, which inflates the colon with air to allow the camera at the end of the colonoscope to get a better view. The camera sends video images to a monitor to allow the doctor to conduct the examination of the lining of the colon and the rectum. The procedure is a type of exam used to identify any changes in the colon and rectum; some examples of the changes that can be identified during this exam include swollen tissue, irritated tissue, polyps, or cancer, for instance. Biopsies, or tissue samples, can also be taken during this procedure to allow for further testing.

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The Risks Associated with Colonoscopies

Some of the known risks associated with colonoscopies can include perforations, bleeding, postpolypectomy syndrome, infections, allergic reactions to anesthetics, etc.

Harm Resulting from Doctor Error – Although every procedure has risks, the truth is that some of the harm suffered by patients during these procedures occurs because of the recklessness or negligence of the medical team. In fact, if the doctor performing the procedure uses too much force or uses the wrong tool, a perforation could occur. Symptoms of perforation could include sudden and severe abdominal pain, swelling/bloating in the abdomen, chills, fever, nausea, vomiting, etc.

It is also possible for the patient to fall off the table during the exam. If the patient falls with any medical instrument still in the body, internal injuries could occur. In addition, the patient could suffer head injuries, brain injuries, neck injuries, back injuries, hip injuries, broken ribs, fractures, lacerations, etc. The patient can fall off the table if the patient is not positioned correctly, is left unattended, is not properly sedated, or is placed on the wrong table, for example.

Can I Sue for Medical Malpractice?

Yes – if you sustained injuries because of the negligence of your doctor or medical team, you could sue. This is because doctors and medical team owe patients the highest duty of care. When treating patients, they must use the highest diligence and skill to ensure that they do not cause any harm. When doctors and their medical teams are reckless and patients are harmed, they can be liable and sued for medical malpractice. If you or a member of your family suffered harm because of medical negligence, please do not hesitate to take legal action to hold all negligent parties and entities accountable for the harm that you suffered. For more information about the legal options available to you, contact us today.

Can I Recover Compensation?

Victims of medical malpractice could be entitled to receive compensation. Some of the compensation available for recovery is listed below:

  • Medical expenses
  • Lost earnings
  • Pain and suffering
  • Funeral and burial costs
  • Loss of consortium
  • Punitive damages
  • Legal fees

How much compensation can I recover? This is a very common question, but it is a question that could be difficult to answer without a thorough case evaluation – as case value is completely based on the details surrounding the claim. In general, medical malpractice cases can be worth anywhere from $100,000 to $1,000,000 (although they can be worth more).

Here at our law firm, our colonoscopy medical malpractice lawsuit lawyers are fully committed to helping our clients secure the maximum recovery available for their claims. For more information about the compensation that you could be eligible to receive and the possible value of your claim, reach out to our legal team!

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How Long Do I Have to Sue?

Under California law, medical malpractice claims are subject to a three year statute of limitations. This means that claimants must file their claims within three years of the injury that occurred. In addition there is a one-year discovery rule, meaning that claimants can file their claims within one year of discovering the injury. Filing to file claims on time can result in losing the right to sue entirely; therefore, it is essential that claimants take action immediately. For more information about the total length of time that you have to file your colonoscopy injury lawsuit, contact us today.

Contact the Downtown L.A. Law Group Today

Here at our law firm, we are ready to guide you every step of the way. Our medical malpractice lawyers are ready to handle your colonoscopy injury claim and help you recover the compensation that you are owed. Our team has decades of experience and can help you get the justice that you are owed. Whether you suffered a perforation, fell off the table during the procedure, or suffered any other sort of harm, you could have the right to sue for medical malpractice. Contact us today to learn more about your rights.

Free Case Evaluations – we offer free consultations and free second opinions. During these free legal services, our experts will be available to provide you with all the information that you need to begin or continue your claim. Our medical malpractice lawyers will answer all your questions and address all your concerns. Best of all, you will not need to worry about paying any upfront legal fees to speak to our legal team.

Our law firm is proud to offer a Zero-Fee Guarantee, meaning that our clients will not be required to pay any upfront legal fees for any of our legal services. In addition, we work on contingency. Based on this contingency structure, our clients will not be required to pay anything if their claims are not successful.

If you are ready to talk about your legal options with our colonoscopy injury medical malpractice lawyers, contact us today.

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