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Common Surgery, Inexcusable Injuries
Gallbladder removal surgery with a laparoscope, or "laparoscopic cholecystectomy" is one of the most common surgeries in the world, and surgeons have been doing these surgeries for decades. After all this time, surgeons have developed safety rules that make unintended injuries nearly impossible. When surgeons follow these rules, patients can go home the day after surgery and be back to work in a week.
But gallbladder removal surgery is still dangerous, and if doctors don’t follow the rules--when they don't pay attention, or when they cut corners, patients get badly hurt. Like our client who died because the blood supply to his liver was ruined. Or our clients who needed multiple additional surgeries because the surgeon cut or clipped the wrong duct. Or the clients who sustained injuries to their hepatic arteries or bowels. Many of our gallbladder removal malpractice clients have had to have surgeries to re-route the passage of bile into the digestive system in operations called "roux-n-Y" or "hepaticojejunostomy" surgeries.