Hysterctomy Malpractice Lawyer
A hysterectomy is a common type of gynecological surgery that is done by making an incision in the abdominal wall, just above the pubic bone or by reaching the uterine area by means of the vagina. While both of these methods are considered to be effective, both do come with a certain amount of risk. Reaching the uterine area by entering through the vagina places the patient at an increased risk for developing injuries of the urinary tract due to medical malpractice, since the bladder is located in close proximity to the uterus and the vaginal wall.
Hysterectomy Medical Malpractice Lawyers
Our team of gynecological surgery negligence lawyers handle many different types of cases where women have sustained urinary tract injuries because of negligence while undergoing a hysterectomy. As is the case with every type of surgery, there are certain risks and complications that can occur, and in some cases, these issues could have or should have been avoided. If you or someone you know has been harmed from a gynecological surgical procedure, a personal injury lawyer may be able to help. Our team of medical malpractice lawyers handles a variety of personal injury cases, of which, many relate to complications from gynaecological surgery. If you would like a free, no obligation consultation, please contact us today for more information. A hysterectomy medical malpractice lawyer will handle personal injury compensation claim settlements that deal with the issues of gynecology and obstetrics arising when a physician has not administered proper care or treatment. If you would like to talk to one of our medical malpractice lawyers who deals with negligent surgery, please use the contact form on this website or email our offices. We offer free advice with no further obligation in order to protect your legal right to claim compensation for personal injury caused by negligence. There are time limits to medical malpractice lawsuits and you should take legal advice from a specialist medical malpractice lawyer as soon as possible after the negligent event that caused your injury.
Hysterectomy and Urinary Tract Injuries
There is approximately a 4.3 percent rate of injury to the urinary tract for patients who undergo a hysterectomy procedure. Bladder injury rates come in at 2.9 percent, while urethral injury rates come in at about 1.8 percent. The most common reasons for these injuries include transection and kinking of the tubes.
If the ureters become transected, they can back up the flow of urine into the kidneys because they are blocked. The increased amount of pressure that is placed on the kidneys may cause the ureters to unkink, thus resolving itself, however in more severe cases of transection, urine will continue to leak and fill the cavity of the abdomen. Since this complication is often not found quickly, further damage can result.
Perhaps the most commonly occurring injury of the urinary tract resulting from a hysterectomy is bladder injuries. These occur because of slices, or punctures to the bladder, resulting in the leakage of urine into the pelvic region. This too may take time to be discovered, and may only be found when chronic incontinence is investigated and an inflammatory fistula, also known as vesico-vaginal fistula, is located. Follow up surgeries are typically required to repair this issue, although small fistulas may only require catheterization to help drain the urine.
A surgeon should always verify the procedure was completed successfully and there are no subsequent urethral or bladder injuries by ordering a cystoscopy. Cystoscopies allow the surgeon to gain a clear image of the bladder to determine if there is any type of damage, or if there are any leaks. If there are leaks, or evidence of damage, the surgeon needs to recognize it and repair it quickly.
If you would like a free, no obligation consultation with a member of our team of gynecological surgery negligence attorney, please contact us for more information. Since we have a strong background in these types of cases, as well as details involving hysterectomies, we can help with every potion of your case. Your case will always be taken seriously, and will be handled with a great deal of professionalism, care, and respect.
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If you would like help with any type of medical negligence case, including those having to do with ectopic pregnancies, please contact our firm today for more information. All consultations with our medical malpractice lawyers are free of charge and require no further obligation.