The digestive system processes food into energy for the body. It consists of the mouth and throat, esophagus, stomach, small and large intestines, rectum, anus, and the organs related to digestive function (liver, pancreas, and gallbladder). Serious disease or disorder in one area of the digestive system disrupts the entire system and, by extension, the body at large.
Causes of Digestive Disorders
Some possible causes of digestive disorders include:
- Medical malpractice (failure to diagnose, etc.)
- Drugs / Medication side effects
- Food Poisoning
- Cancer (colorectal, pancreatic, gastric)
- Liver Disease (hepatitis, cirrhosis, liver failure)
Types of Digestive Disorders
Some common types of digestive disorders include:
Digestive Disorder Lawyers
Many serious digestive disorders such as appendicitis and ruptured esophagus are medical emergencies that need to be immediately recognized and treated by medical professionals. If a doctor fails to respond appropriately during such emergencies, severe infection, hemorrhaging, and death can result. If you or someone you love is suffering from a digestive disorder as a result of negligence you may be entitled to financial compensation for your injuries. Contact an experienced personal injury attorney to learn more about your legal rights.