A bladder biopsy happens when abnormal cells have been found in a urine sample and it is used as a way of diagnosing bladder cancer. You may have been through several other tests before getting to the bladder biopsy stage. But what happens if something goes wrong? Sometimes your bowel could be perforated (punctured) during the surgery.
We do understand how difficult it must be to be able to understand what has happened and how it happened. What is an already extremely difficult situation has been made more difficult by you sustaining a bowel perforation after biopsy. We can talk to you and help you to decide if you would like to make a claim for compensation.
What problems are caused by a bowel perforation after biopsy?
If you have undergone a bladder biopsy and your bowel has been perforated, there are many complications that will happen as a result. Some of them are:
• Surgical treatment needed to repair perforation
• All the faecal matter needs to be removed, that has leaked from the tear into your abdomen
• There is the potential of very serious infection due to the faecal matter (peritonitis)
• You may need to have a colostomy or ileostomy (bag fitted outside your body connected to either your large or small bowel) to allow your bowel to heal properly
There are some very serious repercussions from a perforated bowel and this is on top of your possible diagnosis of cancer of the bladder. You may also suffer from emotional distress on top of the physical problems and pain you will have gone through.
How can we help?
We have years of experience in the medical negligence field and our team will treat you as we treat all of our clients, as an individual. We’ll discuss how you feel and what has happened to you and help you to understand the position you are in and whether you are able to make a claim for compensation.
We do understand how traumatic an experience you have been through but we can advise you clearly and compassionately about your claim. We will ensure we do this in a clear and easy to understand way, without using legal jargon.
What will it cost to make a claim?
Your first consultation with us is always free. This will give us a chance to review your situation and discuss with you the possibility of making a claim. It also gives you a chance to make sure you are happy for us to represent you.
During this consultation we will explain the funding options available to you for making your claim. We promise to do this without legal jargon in a way that you will understand exactly what is involved.