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Knowing the dangers of colostomy

Posted on Tuesday, April 29th, 2014 at 1:17 pm by Williams Hart    

Colostomy is a major surgical procedure wherein one end of the bowel is brought out through an opening in the abdominal wall, in which a fecal collector is attached. Usually, babies with congenital defects such as imperforate anus require this procedure to prevent further health complications such as infection and sepsis.

But just like any other surgery, colostomy poses health risks that can potentially be life-threatening for babies. These dangers include:

  • Bowel cuts and perforation that might lead to bleeding
  • Infection
  • Damage to other nearby organs
  • Allergic reactions to anesthesia
  • Adhesion due to scar tissues

Unfortunately, exposure to the selective serotonin reuptake inhibitor (SSRI) antidepressant Zoloft in utero has been associated with cases of congenital defects that would require babies to undergo such invasive surgical procedure.

If you believe your baby and your family have suffered adversely because of the drug, a lawyer from Williams Hart might be able to help you seek much-needed financial compensation. Call us today at (713) 352-7071 and know your legal options today.

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