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Can a bowel perforation during a colonoscopy be considered an accident. I don't want to sue or anything like that, I just want to know for my hospital stay insurance to be covered. Thank you!!

Doctor's Assistant: Have you seen a doctor about this yet? What medications are you taking?

I had a colostomy bag for 7 months, then that was taken down with complication inside and a ilestomy bag was attached to other side of belly. Wore that for 2 months and now everything is back to order.

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Can't think of anything.

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A colon perforation can happen with colonoscopy but it isn't usually considered an accident or a malpractice situation

You should be fully covered for all this with your insurance policy

Please let me know if you need any more information

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