Kansas City Abdominal Compartment Syndrome Attorney

Abdominal compartment syndrome (ACS) is a condition that occurs when pressure builds up inside the abdomen. Often, this pressure occurs due to fluid buildup inside of the abdominal cavity or blunt trauma to the stomach. Many medical professionals fail to recognize symptoms of ACS, leading to organ failure and other serious complications.

If you developed ACS and your doctor failed to diagnose or treat your condition, you may be eligible for financial compensation. The attorneys at Fowler Pickert Eisenmenger Norfleet can represent your claim and advocate aggressively for your right to recovery. 

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ACS Complications and Risks

ACS occurs most often in patients who are seriously ill or hurt. Blunt force trauma and massive internal bleeding are some of the most common causes of this condition. Tumors in the abdomen, pancreatitis, and certain surgeries may also lead to the development of ACS. Without prompt treatment, ACS can easily result in life-threatening complications.

When your abdominal cavity experiences an increase in pressure, your major organ systems can fail. The pressure compresses the blood vessels, decreasing the flow of oxygen to the organs in your abdomen. When your organs do not receive enough blood, they will shut down.

The kidneys are the most vulnerable to this type of damage, and you may notice a decrease in urination as a result of your injuries. You may also experience difficulty breathing, and massive blood loss from internal injuries can result in death.

Failure to Treat and Diagnose Abdominal Compartment Syndrome

Emergency surgery is necessary to relieve ACS-related pressure and prevent further organ damage. The longer a medical professional waits to perform this surgery, the more likely permanent organ damage or death can occur. Although reasonable doctors know to closely monitor patients who are at risk for ACS development, others can neglect this responsibility — leading to serious injuries and additional complications.

If you developed ACS and did not receive immediate treatment, you can require ongoing medical treatment, develop a permanent disability, and experience serious physical pain and psychological harm. Because the doctor responsible for your misdiagnosis failed to uphold his or her standard of care and you suffered additional injuries as a result, you may have grounds for a medical malpractice lawsuit.

Filing a successful malpractice lawsuit will require an intensive investigation into your injuries, as well as expert testimony to confirm medical evidence. The attorneys at Fowler Pickert Eisenmenger Norfleet can provide these resources; we understand the evidence necessary to prove an ACS lawsuit, and we have developed relationships with medical experts throughout Kansas City who can help your case.

Are You the Victim of Medical Malpractice?

Realizing that you experienced medical malpractice can be a difficult process. However, if your doctor’s negligence led to abdominal compartment syndrome and its resulting complications, you deserve justice. The attorneys at Fowler Pickert Eisenmenger Norfleet are here to advocate for your rights.

We represent victims of medical malpractice throughout Kansas City. Contact us today to schedule your free consultation and learn more about your legal options.