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When it comes to gallbladder and other types of bowel and abdominal surgeries, doctors are required to “run the bowel,” or examine every part of the intestine to ensure that there are no tears, holes or perforations before closing you up. This is a normal part of procedure to prevent peritonitis, a serious and possibly fatal post-surgical infection.

And while sometimes a nicked bowel cannot be helped and may not be enough to demonstrate medical malpractice, surgeons are required to perform due diligence and look out for symptoms of infection. Failure to follow through on this and carefully monitor a patient’s recovery may result in injury or death from sepsis if nothing is done. The longer the condition goes untreated, the more hazardous the possible outcome.

If you have been injured as a result of bowel injury following surgery, we urge you to get in touch as soon as possible.

Call our offices toll-free at 877-202-0835 or contact us by email for a free consultation.


As one of the few firms in Texas focused on medical malpractice personal injury, we are ready to bring our decades of experience to obtain the accountability and compensation you deserve if you or a loved one has been injured in a post-surgical abdominal injury. We are prepared to work on cases involving:

  • Infection
  • Sepsis
  • Septic shock
  • Peritonitis
  • Organ damage

If you or a loved one has been injured due to surgical errors at a Texas hospital, call the Houston bowel injury attorneys at Davis & Davis at 713-364-0314 or toll-free at 877-202-0835 today for a free consultation.

You may also contact us by email now for a prompt response to any inquiry.

Davis & Davis proudly accepts referrals from Texas attorneys and law firms nationwide.