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Upper Gastrointestinal Bleeding

If an individual enters into the hospital with an upper gastrointestinal bleed, also commonly called an upper GI bleed, the treating physicians need to act quickly. These injuries may develop from a range of different sources, and must be treated as an emergency to prevent them from developing into further complications. Failure to quickly and accurately diagnose an upper GI bleed may result in significant loss of blood as well as subsequent deterioration of health in the digestive system.

If you have suffered a worsening of your health due to the failure of a medical professional to timely and correctly treat an upper gastrointestinal bleed, a civil lawsuit may be appropriate. To discuss your legal options with a knowledgeable advisor, contact the Racine medical malpractice lawyers of Habush Habush & Rottier S.C. ®, at 800-242-2874.

Treatment Methods

As with most medical procedures, treating an upper GI bleed requires a physician to understand their options in addition to knowing how each of those options might actually further harm the patient. In certain situations, a surgery may push an already at-risk patient into a more dire health situation. Moreover, certain pharmaceutical choices may not mix well with other drugs or an ill patient’s weakened body. The following are the different options a physician may have at their disposal to treat an upper GI bleed:

  • Electrocautery to close the wound
  • endoscopic clipping
  • injecting adrenaline
  • pharmaceuticals that reduce gastric acid production
  • pharmaceuticals that keeps blood out of the digestive system
  • sewing the wound together

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For more information regarding your rights as a patient who has been harmed by a physician, nurse, or other healthcare professional’s negligence, contact the Racine medical malpractice attorneys of Habush Habush & Rottier S.C. ®, today by calling 800-242-2874.