This specialist field of medicine deals with surgical and non-surgical treatment of diseases of the colon, rectum and anus. The Colon is also known as the large bowel or large intestine and forms part of the digestive system.
Common examples of diseases and conditions of the colon include Crohn’s disease, ulcerative colitis, inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) and colorectal cancer.
Such conditions can often be very embarrassing for individuals and the surgical techniques and treatments involved often very complex.
We have successfully recovered damages for individuals who have suffered injury as a result of negligent colorectal surgery. Some examples of our successful cases include:
- An award of £1.3 million for the negligent reversal of a colostomy, during which, the surgeon mistook an end colostomy for a loop colostomy causing the Claimant to develop serious complications, including a large bowel obstruction, faecal peritonitis and a marked permanent increase in his pre-existing bowel problems.
- An award of £44,000.00 for the negligent discharge of the Claimant from hospital resulting in a delay in surgical treatment of Crohn’s disease.
- An award of £50,000.00 for the perforated colon sustained during a colonoscopy procedure to remove polyps which was not recognised at the time. The Claimant suffered from peritonitis and underwent emergency surgery and was left with a colostomy.
If you believe that you have suffered injury as a result of substandard colorectal surgery, please contact our experienced Medical Negligence team today on 033 3344 9600 or complete our online contact form.