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Colonoscopy Malpractice Lawyers in Cleveland

Assisting Victims of Misdiagnosis & Delayed Diagnosis of Colon Cancer

Colorectal cancer affects the colon or the rectum. It is typically highly treatable—if it is diagnosed early. Unfortunately, doctors often dismiss symptoms as something else. In fact, misdiagnosis and delayed diagnosis of colon cancer are fairly frequent and issues with follow-up testing have led to colon cancer ranking as the fifth most common type of medical malpractice lawsuit, according to rightdiagnosis.com.

If you have questions about a colon cancer misdiagnosis, we encourage you to contact our Cleveland colonoscopy malpractice lawyers for a free consultation. You may also download or request our free, easy-to-read guide to filing a medical malpractice claim in Ohio.

Contact us online or by calling (440) 276-3535 to schedule a no-cost case evaluation today.

Common Colonoscopy Complications

Delayed colon cancer diagnoses aren’t the only type of medical malpractice issue involving colonoscopies. Colonoscopy complications are very rare—less than 1 percent of all colonoscopy patients will suffer some type of complication—but they can and do still occur.

Some of the most common complications arising from colonoscopies include:

  • Perforation
  • Hemorrhage
  • Gastrointestinal bleeding
  • Sedation problems

Additionally, elderly patients are at a particularly high risk of colonoscopy complications, as well as individuals who are at a higher risk of stroke, heart failure, atrial fibrillation, and diabetes.

Choose a Trusted Legal Team

When medical practitioners rush through exams, fail to notice signs of colon cancer, or simply make avoidable mistakes, patients can suffer serious consequences. According to a NYtimes.com blog from May 2011, one Medicare patient in 1,000 is hospitalized for a colonoscopy complication. One patient in 10,000 dies from one.

At The Mellino Law Firm, we believe that no one should have to suffer the life-altering aftermath of medical malpractice on their own. Our Cleveland colonoscopy malpractice attorneys work tirelessly to determine how your injuries or complications occurred, whether or not they could have and should have been prevented, and who is liable for your damages. We work with medical experts and rely on over three decades of legal experience in order to build solid cases for our clients. Because medical malpractice claims are time-consuming and labor-intensive, we’re selective about the cases we accept. By limiting the number of cases we accept, we’re able to give each claim the attention it deserves.

If you suffered severe injuries or serious complications following a colonoscopy procedure, contact The Mellino Law Firm at (440) 276-3535 to discuss your legal rights and options.

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