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Malpractice Liability for Bariatric Surgery Errors

An estimated 440,000 people in the United States are killed every year by hospital, physician, or nurse errors. Medical errors rank third among the most common causes of death in the country. According to the US Bureau of Justice Statistics, approximately 50% of all the medical malpractice cases that are pursued by patients are against their surgeons.

Proving Medical Malpractice in Bowel Perforation Incidents

Generally, a perforated bowel will cause the intestinal matters to flow into the abdominal cavity and result in widespread blood infections. Bowel perforation incidents happen during certain surgical procedures such as appendectomy, laparoscopy, hysterectomy, or colonoscopy.