New York Gallbladder Malpractice, also know as Laparoscopic Cholecystectomy Malpractice, is so prevalent because Surgery for gallbladder disease (Laparoscopic Cholecystectomy) is the most common surgical procedure performed in the United States. More than 95% of these surgeries are done using a minimally invasive technique called Laparoscopic Cholecystectomy or Lap Choly. This surgery is done with small instruments and a television camera. There is the potential for a New York Gallbladder Malpractice case.
When performed by inexperienced or careless surgeons who have difficulty applying this technique to surgery on the gall bladder and other organs, cutting and damaging the common bile duct, or hepatic ducts, can occur. This surgical injury can then lead to bile leaks, infection, bile peritonitis, abscess and death. This would be considered Laparoscopic Cholecystectomy Malpractice.
Laparoscopic Cholecystectomy Malpractice common signs:
- Your doctor failed to immediately respond to your complaints after surgery.
- You had leaking that resulted in infection.
- You required additional or corrective surgery following the initial procedure.
- You needed to have your common bile duct dilated after surgery.
- You experienced excessive pain after surgery.
- Your doctor did not monitor your post-operative recovery.
It is also crucial that the surgeon take the time to educate the patient and family on the symptoms that might be due to a bile leak. Failure by healthcare providers to take the patient’s complaints seriously and to act quickly is a prime example of malpractice.
We advise patients to never hesitate to return to the emergency room if the surgeon is not taking their complaints seriously or if they can’t get in touch with him or her. Time is of the essence so that irreversible bile peritonitis and infection leading to organ failure and possibly death doesn’t occur. The presence of a leak can often be confirmed by common x-ray imaging studies.
If your laparoscopic cholecystectomy surgery has taken a turn for the worse and has compromised your health, you should contact attorney Paul Simonson immediately. Mr. Simonson is a partner of our law firm, and he is one of the country’s leading experts on the subject of laparoscopic cholecystectomy surgery malpractice. He has been representing victims of laparoscopic cholecystectomy surgery since the time the procedure was first introduced. Simonson has recovered money for clients in 98% of the medical malpractice cases he has handled. He has consistently been recognized as a “Best Lawyer in America” and as a Super Lawyer in the field of medical malpractice.
To talk with an expert New York Gallbladder Malpractice attorney, call 1.800.405.7783.