Maryland medical malpractice attorney Marcus Boston talks about what to do if your bile duct (or bowel) was cut during gallbladder removal or your colon was perforated during your colonoscopy, or other surgery, and you don’t want to hire an attorney right away.
Just recently I was contacted by a person who had their gallbladder removed and the surgeon cut the bile duct. This cut was not discovered during the procedure and the patient was closed up and sent home. About a week or so later the patient was back in the ER complaining of severe abdominal pain. It was then discovered that the patient’s bile duct had been injured during the initial gallbladder surgery and that the patient had suffered from renal damage.
Even though all of this had happened, this person was not ready to go all out with a medical malpractice case. This person wanted to know some of their options going forward. If you are watching this video right now and just recently had a doctor injure your colon or bile duct, but do not want to get a Maryland medical malpractice attorney involved right away, there is something you can do on your own.
And what is that? You can start to request your medical records from the procedure. This includes your surgical notes, any discharge summaries, etc…This is important because if you do decide to speak with a Maryland medical malpractice attorney in the future you will have a good starting point in the analysis of your case. Oh, one more thing, do not tell the hospital or doctor that he or she will be hearing from your attorney. At this point you do not want to make things unnecessarily challenging for yourself.
In addition, be sure to watch all of this video because at the end it will show you how you, if you are a Maryland resident, can get the free book we wrote on understanding Maryland medical malpractice cases.
If you would like to speak to someone regarding your situation, pick up the phone and give me a call at 301-850-4832. Or if you would like, send me an email at medicalinjury “at” bostonlawllc.com (Remember to replace the “at” with @. We have to write the email address like this to bypass spammers). We answer questions like yours all the time regarding Maryland medical malpractice issues and we would be glad to hear your story.