Mark F., a Virginia medical malpractice injury lawyer explains how a patient might wind up suffering a cut or nicked colon, ureter or bowel. Today, many surgicla procedures are done laparoscopically. This is where a doctor performs a procedure while viewing your insides via a television screen. Perforations (i.e. a cut) may occur in the areas where the doctor does not have good visuals on the screen. To learn more, watch the video.