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Did You Develop Gastrointestinal Issues Because Of A Work Injury?

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For any job-related injury or illness, you can turn to the Law Office of Leslie S. Shaw, A.P.C., for skilled and aggressive advocacy. This includes medical complications from work injuries as well as side effects of medical treatments for work injuries.

Our workers’ compensation lawyer has helped clients secure benefits for serious stomach and intestinal problems that developed from being treated for a work-related injury. Find out how we can help. Call our San Diego office for a free initial consultation at 619-894-8543.

Gastrointestinal Disorders From Pain Medication

Sometimes you just can’t win. If you suffer from sharp or chronic pain after a work injury, you may need medications for pain management. But those pain meds can trigger other health problems:

  • Opioid painkillers such as OxyContin and hydrocodone are known to cause serious bowel dysfunction, including nausea, vomiting, acid reflux, constipation and abdominal pain. Sometimes these symptoms can be quite debilitating.
  • Many physicians are reluctant these days to prescribe opioids because of the potential for addiction. So, they prescribe nonopioid pain medications instead, such as nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) like ibuprofen and naproxen. But those alternative pain relievers can also have gastrointestinal (GI) side effects, including stomach ulcers, irritable bowel syndrome and intestinal bleeding.

Yes, Workers’ Comp Covers GI Complications

If these side effects are severe enough to prevent you from working or require medical intervention, you can add it to your workers’ compensation claim. Attorney Leslie S. Shaw has 30+ years of focused experience in California workers’ compensation law. She knows how to document the causal connection between your original injury claim and the treatment that led to your GI issues. Our legal team will advocate for you in claims and appeals to make sure that you are getting proper medical care and your rightful disability benefits.

Tell Us About Your Injury And The Aftermath

The Law Office of Leslie S. Shaw, A.P.C., is ready to fight for your work injury rights. If you are getting pushback from your employer or the insurance company, contact us today to schedule a free initial consultation. Call us at 619-894-8543 or use our online form. Se habla español.