When a woman undergoes abdominal surgery there are a myriad of possible complications that can occur. One of the potential complications is a cut ureter. This type of injury is a serious medical error. Injuries to the ureter occur because they are positioned in close proximity to many other organs in the abdomen, such as the uterus. As a result, surgeons may make the mistake of cutting the ureter during a procedure. There are two ureters located in the abdomen and they travel from the bladder allowing the discharge of urine.
The operating surgeon who injures their patient’s ureter may very well be liable for medical malpractice. Certainly, the operating surgeon who perforates the ureter and fails to realize that they did so could be found liable for surgical negligence.
Undiscovered ureter injuries create severe and serious medical problems for the patient such as sepsis. In addition, there may be a need for additional surgical procedures and permanent problems for the patient down the road.
Click below for more information on ureter injuries that may occur during a hysterectomy procedure:
- Ureter Injury From Laparoscopic Surgery Can Have Serious Side Effects
- VA Ureter Injury During Hysterectomy Leads to $400,000 Settlement
- Virginia Medical Malpractice Attorney: Cut Ureter Symptoms