Laparoscopic gallbladder surgery is one of the most common procedures performed in the United States. Despite the frequency of these operations, doctors still make mistakes and sadly, the patients are the ones who suffer.
The majority of gallbladder surgeries are now done with a laparoscope, which means a camera and instruments are used. This procedure is less invasive than other types of surgery, since the incision is relatively small. Yet, complications do arise and many times medical malpractice is to blame.
Mistakes made during gallbladder surgery are nothing to take lightly. These errors can lead to serious injury, even death.
Some of the common problems associated with laparoscopic gallbladder surgery include:
- Bile leak
- Bile peritonitis
- Bile duct becomes too narrow
- Damaged bile duct
If you have had gallbladder surgery and one of these complications occurred, you might want to talk with a Fairfax medical malpractice attorney. However, keep in mind that not every complication of gallbladder surgery is considered medical malpractice in Virginia.
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