Ruptured Bowels
Ruptured Bowel Medical Negligence Claims

Ruptured Bowel Symptoms

A ruptured bowel is a nick, tear or hole in the bowel. It is extremely painful and needs immediate medical attention. Surgical intervention will be necessary to both repair the bowel itself and to make sure the individual's abdomen is clear of any debris that will have leaked from the bowel.

Symptoms Of A Ruptured Bowel

The pain related to a ruptured bowel has some specific characteristics that should be watched out for. These are as follows:-

  • Non-localised pain: pain is likely to occur across the whole abdomen
  • Pain with a rapid onset
  • Usually severe pain
  • Pain which worsens with movement
  • Abdominal tenderness in any area
  • Abdominal swelling although the pain from the abdomen may also affect your back

Other symptoms other than pain include:-

  • Dizziness
  • Vomiting
  • Fever
  • Faintness/fainting
  • Fatigue
  • Heightened heart rate
  • Difficulty breathing

Ruptured Bowel Negligence

Medical negligence can occur due to a few different errors with regards to ruptured bowels. Firstly, a ruptured bowel may be due to surgical negligence. If you had abdominal surgery and the surgeon accidently cut your bowel during surgery and failed to repair this problem, or did not notice their error, this constitutes surgical negligence. Secondly, if your doctor failed to diagnose your ruptured bowel when you were presenting symptoms which are strongly related with the issue, you may also be able to claim. Your claim will be successful if it is ruled that a reasonable body of medical professionals would have diagnosed and treated your illness where your doctor did not. Thirdly, if a ruptured bowel was diagnosed by your doctor but the appropriate treatment was not commenced in due course and this led to complications, you may also be able to make a claim and you should contact a specialist medical negligence solicitor today.

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