New York Laparoscopic Surgery Complications Lawyers
People who suffer gallstone attacks and the severe pain that come with them often undergo gallbladder removal surgery, a procedure medical professionals call cholecystectomy. Today, laparoscopic surgery — involving small incisions for insertion of a scope and surgical tools — is by far the most common method of gallbladder removal, although the presence of certain complications sometimes calls for open surgery.
Gallbladder surgery is performed on hundreds of thousands of patients in the U.S. each year, and the rate of success without serious complications is high. However, in a small number of cases, surgical errors and resulting complications are severe and life threatening. Some such procedures are performed by doctors without the necessary qualifications, or in rural hospitals without the proper equipment and facilities to best ensure surgical patient safety.
Did a Doctor Cut the Common Bile Duct or Fail to Address Serious Complications?
Gallbladder removal requires cutting of the cystic duct — but also proper sealing of that duct and protection of the common bile duct. Potentially catastrophic mistakes that may constitute medical malpractice include:
- Mistakenly cutting or nicking the common bile duct, which is the tube connecting the liver and gallbladder to the small intestine, leading to bile being released into the abdomen
- Failure to recognize that the common bile duct has been cut or nicked and perform all necessary procedures to repair the damage and prevent life-threatening complications
- Bowel perforation, a less common but serious complication of this and other laparoscopic procedures
Skilled, longstanding medical malpractice attorneys at Kammholz Messina, LLP, have direct, successful experience handling gallbladder removal malpractice cases. In concert with qualified medical experts, we are well equipped to determine whether transection of the common bile duct or a failure to address complications justifies a medical malpractice claim. Further, we are adept at valuing all damages suffered by the victim and family, and at aggressively pursuing maximum compensation.
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