Tubal ligations are very common medical procedures which are performed all across America each day. Before these procedures are done doctors have to take the time to explain the risks which are associated with the procedure. One of the risks almost always mentioned is the risk of infection.
However, with that said, more must be said about the issue of infection. In some instances the doctor may perforate the bowel. When this occurs one of the main questions which must be answered is what did the doctor do after the perforation? Did the doctor notice the perforation and repair it? If the doctor doing the initial procedure could not get the repair done, was another doctor called in to immediately help with the repair?
Where serious issues can occur is when the doctor perforates the bowel and does not notice the error. The procedure is completed and the patient is released. After release, the patient suffers from massive infection which can lead to serious injuries and or death.
If you have suffered a serious injury as a result of your doctor not noticing and repairing your bowel injury during a tubal ligation, and you would like to speak to someone further about this, we invite you to give us a call. We can be reached at 301-850-4832. We answer Maryland medical malpractice questions like yours all the time and would be glad to listen to your story.