Gallbladder surgery is one of the most frequently performed in the United States. Around 90% of these procedures are done laparoscopically, allowing for a much smaller incision and reducing risks of surgical error. However, even in the world of modern medicine, errors are made during gallbladder surgery – and those errors can result in serious or even fatal injury.
Dallas gallbladder surgery error lawyer John Polewski and the legal team at our firm have decades of combined experience holding negligent doctors, nurses, and hospitals accountable for their actions. Call us at 972-230-6200 to schedule a free consultation and learn how we can help you get justice.
Gallbladder Surgery Errors
The most common error made during gallbladder surgery is perforation of the bile duct, allowing bile to drain into the abdominal cavity. This can cause infection, peritonitis (abdominal wall inflammation), abscess, and even death.
When fixing the problem is possible, additional surgeries and lengthy hospital stays are often needed. When closing the perforation is not possible, tubes that drain bile into an external bag may be needed and life-expectancy may be shortened. In extreme cases, sepsis and other complications may result in a loss of life.
In all cases, victims of gallbladder surgery malpractice have a duty to hold negligent healthcare providers accountable – both to recover damages and to ensure they are not allowed to harm again. The Dallas medical malpractice attorneys at Polewski & Associates are here to take your case and fight for justice, helping reduce the prevalence of medical negligence while securing for you every penny you are due.
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