Laparoscopic Cholecystectomy Malpractice Cases in Los Angeles
One of the more common operations that take place is a gall bladder removal. This procedure has advanced over the years and is now performed by laparoscopic surgery. This type of surgery is less invasive and patients recover more quickly with a small incision. There are cases in which this surgery was done incorrectly and the patient later suffered severe medical problems or even loss of life. In such cases, it is crucial that you contact a medical malpractice lawyer from Steven J. Weinberg, Trial Lawyer to evaluate the case and help you move forward with a legal action against the negligent surgeon, facility or other negligent party. We offer free case evaluations to all new potential clients.
Complications and Injuries in Laparoscopic Cholecystectomy
Some of the serious complications that could be the result of negligent medical care include infections, pain, inability to drink liquids, high fevers, and swelling. When standards of care and hygiene are not carefully maintained in a surgical facility, you can increase the risk of serious or fatal infections. Surgical errors frequently damage the bile duct, leading to severe problems. This type of surgery has serious dangers and in fact has more problems than the former procedures.
Bile duct injury is one of the most common and serious medical errors in Laparoscopic Cholecystectomy. The three ducts that are part of the surgery are the bile duct, the cystic duct and hepatic duct. These ducts perform vital body functions, and in laparoscopic surgery are identified by the surgeon by viewing the procedure on a screen as they move through the surgery. In some cases of injury, the surgeon misidentified one of the ducts, creating a serious physical condition for the patient. In such cases, you should consult with Los Angeles medical malpractice attorney Mr. Weinberg to discuss the situation and how to seek compensation after this doctor mistake