Failure to Diagnose Abdominal Injuries

Failure to Diagnose Abdominal Injuries

Medical Malpractice Involving Abdominal Injuries

Medical malpractice cases involving abdominal injuries can take several possible forms. A physician may misdiagnose or fail to diagnose an abdominal injury, leading to further complications and suffering. A surgical error during abdominal surgery may result in nerve damage or damage to otherwise healthy tissues and structures, such as the ureters. Untreated abdominal infections can lead to septic shock and eventual death.

The medical malpractice attorneys of Proner & Proner have a history of success in handling cases involving the failure to diagnose, misdiagnosis, and surgical errors. If medical negligence resulted in or worsened your abdominal injury, our personal injury lawyers have the experience and resources to help you.

Types of Abdominal Injuries

An abdominal injury includes injury to any of the abdominal organs, including the stomach, the gall bladder, the intestines, the appendix, the pancreas, and the duodenum, as well as to the abdominal muscles.

Medical malpractice cases can arise from surgical errors during:

  • Appendectomy
  • Colectomy
  • Pancreatic surgery
  • Small bowel surgery
  • Hysterectomy
  • Gall bladder removal
  • Gastrectomy
  • Bariatric surgery
  • Cosmetic surgery, such as abdominoplasty (or “tummy tuck” surgery)
  • Any other surgery of the abdominal organs or abdominal wall

Misdiagnosis of or Failure to Diagnose Abdominal Injury

The misdiagnosis of or failure to diagnose, address, or treat the following conditions can result in further injury or death:

  • Perforation of abdominal organs
  • Cancer of abdominal organs
  • Abdominal infections
  • Abdominal ulcers
  • Appendicitis
  • Abdominal distention
  • Ruptured duodenum
  • Intestinal tears
  • Traumatic abdominal injuries caused by an accident

The medical malpractice attorneys of Proner & Proner are experts in medical malpractice law, having helped countless victims and their families obtain the compensation to which they are entitled. Our law firm is able to handle any case arising from the misdiagnosis of or failure to diagnose abdominal injury, no matter how complex. You may be entitled to damages for lost wages, pain and suffering, medical bills, rehabilitation expenses, and other losses and expenses directly related to your injury. We can help.

Contact Proner & Proner to Discuss Your Abdominal Injury Case

If you or a member of your family has suffered an abdominal injury due to the negligence of a medical professional, please contact Proner & Proner to discuss your case. Our law firm serves injured victims and their families in the full range of medical malpractice claims, including failure to diagnose, misdiagnosis, hospital errors, and pharmaceutical malpractice.


Last year we recovered over $15 million for our clients. With that money, our clients are able to pay their medical bills. They are getting their lives back on track after serious injuries and they are holding to account the people who wrongfully injured them.


$1,100,000.00 - Female, 35: Motorcyclist hit by oncoming traffic

Our client was riding on the back of a motorcycle going south when the defendant heading north made a left hand turn in front of the client, causing the accident.
Injuries: Fractured left leg which required surgery

We understand motorcyclists because we ride


$5,100,000.00 - Female, 43: Cyclist hit by truck

Our client was riding her bicycle when a truck was turning and came up onto the sidewalk. Our client went to back up and the truck struck her.
Injuries: Catastrophic injuries to entire right side of body below the waist resulting in amputation of the right leg and hind quarter; bladder rupture; multiple rib and spinal fractures.

$3,500,000.00 - Female, 33: Serious personal injury

Our client fell down the stairs and was knocked unconscious at a New York City
subway station.
Injuries: Fractured skull, subsequent seizure disorder.

$4,300,000.00 - Male, 63: Pedestrian hit by bus

Our client was crossing a street when a bus hit a car and the car spun and hit him.
Injuries: Traumatic brain injury; fractured shoulder.

$750,000.00 - Male, 35: Workers' compensation

Our client was changing a pump strainer on a hot air furnace when he stepped on a board and fell through the ceiling.
Injuries: Herniated disc which required surgery.