You are suffering from a lot of medical issues since your colectomy and you are now wondering whether your doctor committed medical malpractice. You know what here are some risks associated with performing surgery but you are just not sure if the infection that you are now suffering with is malpractice.
In these types of cases, especially when there is infection and even possibly sepsis, an analysis will be made to determine whether the source of the infection can be tied back to the colectomy procedure. If the doctor injured an organ during the procedure, failed to notice the injury, and then failed to repair the injury, this can possibly be a breach of the standard of care in your situation. The fact that a cut happened during the colectomy may not be medical malpractice in and of itself. The issue will turn on the notification of the cut and the immediate repair.
If you would like to speak with someone about your condition, pick up the phone and give us a call. We can be reached at 301-850-4832. We answer questions like yours all the time and we would be glad to hear your story.