Failure To Diagnose Peritonitis

During any type of gastrointestinal or abdominal surgery, there is the possibility of a leak in the bowel or bladder, or a leak in the digestive system. While these leaks may be the result of surgical errors, that is not always the case. If a leak occurs, it needs to be treated quickly to prevent peritonitis. If peritonitis occurs, it needs to be addressed immediately in order to prevent life-threatening complications. Unfortunately, sepsis that results from post-surgery digestive system leaks or other causes is frequently misdiagnosed.

People who suffer complications from misdiagnosed peritonitis can turn to the Law Offices of Raymond J. Slomski, P.C., in Phoenix, Arizona. Our attorneys will take action not only to see that the victim gets compensation, but also to make certain that the negligent health care professional is held accountable for the medical malpractice.

What Is Peritonitis?

The peritoneum is the membrane that lines a portion of the abdominal cavity. When the peritoneum becomes inflamed, it is referred to as peritonitis. This inflammation is frequently the result of infection that occurs because of the rupture of another organ. It can be the result of misdiagnosed appendicitis as well.

Symptoms Of Peritonitis

Pain and tenderness in the abdomen are symptoms of peritonitis. Other symptoms are similar to sepsis, including fever symptoms like body temperature changes and heart rate changes. Doctors must consider the possibility of peritonitis when these symptoms occur. When they fail to diagnose this condition, we will use our decades of experience and knowledge to take action.

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