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Common Surgery, Inexcusable Injuries
Gallbladder removal surgery with a laparoscope, or "laparoscopic cholecystectomy" is the most common surgery done in the United States. Over the last 30 years, surgeons have perfected both the equipment and techniques for doing gallbladder removal surgery.
As a result, injuries which used to be excusable and fairly common are both extremely rare and inexcusable. When surgeons follow well established safety rules, injuries to the bile ducts and hepatic arteries become virtually impossible.
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 common bile duct or the common hepatic 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--major surgeries requiring huge incisions and weeks in the hospital.
These injuries should never happen. All surgeons are trained how to avoid injuring the bile and hepatic ducts, how to avoid injury to the bowel, and how to prevent injury to the arteries. There are rules about how to do gallbladder surgery safely. Injuries happen when surgeons break these safety rules – and that is medical malpractice.
Polewski & Associates Can Help
Our medical malpractice team has extensive experience with gallbladder surgery medical malpractice cases. We know how surgeons will try to defend gallbladder surgery malpractice, and we know how to beat those defenses. Your case, and your family, needs experienced medical malpractice attorneys on your side--because the surgeon who hurt you will definitely have a medical malpractice specialist on his side.
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