Colonoscopies are important procedures used to detect any issues with the colon. Colonoscopy errors can have serious consequences for the patient. If you or someone you know has been injured by a colonoscopy error, it might be a result of medical malpractice. At Arfaa Law Group, our Baltimore medical negligence attorneys can assess the details of your situation and determine the strength of your claim. We understand that this is a stressful time for your family and you, which is why we will try to make the legal process as seamless as possible for you.
The American Cancer Society recommends that starting at age 50, both men and women should receive regular colonoscopies to prevent colorectal cancer. Screenings should continue until the age of 75. Possible complications that could arise from a colonoscopy include perforations, when a hole is punched in your bowel and causes fecal matter to leak into the abdominal cavity, which can lead to sepsis. They also include cardiopulmonary complications involving the heart and lungs, which are usually associated with sedation, as well as significant bleeding after a colonoscopy that requires surgery or transfusions, infections, gas explosions, and even death.