Do I have a malpractice case?
4 attorney answers
Yes, bladder perforations can be risks of hysterectomies, but there still may be a possible medical malpractice claim. You should consult with a medical malpractice lawyer with experience in these types of actions and ask for a free consultation. If the first lawyer does not think you have a viable case, I would consult with at least one more lawyer. If the answer by the lawyers is "no" all around, you will have your answer about whether or not you have a malpractice case.
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Your research is accurate. Bladder laceration during hysterectomy is a recognized complication. That said, without reviewing records it would be difficult to render an opinion if the Dr deviated from prevailing standards of care. Medical malpractice attorneys generally do not charge a fee to evaluate a potential claim. I suggest you contact an attorney who specializes in medical malpractice to explore your rights.
I'm sorry to hear about this. Although without a permanent injury, the costs could exceed a recovery, assuming there was a breach of the standard of care, have a local malpractice lawyer order your records to investigate. Avvo has a great lawyer finder tool to locate a local attorney.
You should consult a medical malpractice attorney. They will get your medical records reviewed and then a determination can be made on whether to sue.
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