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Cut Bile Duct Malpractice

During gallbladder surgery, an error is a normal source of claims for medical malpractice, chiefly because this type of surgery is common.

Granted in most types of surgery, mistakes in the medical field can occur. However, that doesn’t mean that a patient who sustained injuries don’t have rights; physicians, surgeons, nurses, and other medical professionals can be held liable for medical cut bile duct malpractice.

Most claims for medical malpractice from gallbladder surgery happen when a surgeon is not sure where the biliary ducts on a patient are located, and cuts in the wrong area.

The Bile Duct and Gallbladder Surgery

Removing the gallbladder of a patient is the most definitive way to remove gallstones.

The gallbladder, like the spleen, has some function in the human body. However, the organ is not necessary.

A storage tank in the human body is the gallbladder.

It can be considered as a big storage tank similar to what you see for fuel along the highway.

The gallbladder, in your body, can help store bile, which is made, to digest food, by the liver.

The gallbladder can help in the process of digesting food, when you consume food that’s hard to digest, into the digestive track by squirting a little bile.

Through a tube referred to as cystic duct, the bile is transmitted, directly over to common bile duct. However, gallbladders can be fragile.

Clumps of stuff, called stones, are among the typical problems that form inside a gallbladder.

From the gallbladder into the small intestine, the stone passes; it can be vastly painful if it lodges in the biliary duct.

With a brief recovery duration, the surgery is basically an outpatient procedure, because you do not really need the gallbladder in your body.

Usually, it is a simple procedure to take out the gallbladder. Many individuals go through this procedure without sustaining injuries during cut bile duct surgery.

Laparoscopic cholecystectomy, accordingly, has become a procedure that is relatively standard in dealing with gallstones.

Technology entailed in laparoscopic cholecystectomy is highly sophisticated.

A camera used by the surgeon can provide a clear view of the abdomen of the patient.

The surgeon, in taking out the gallbladder, has to dissect the cystic duct.

The surgeon, prior to doing this, seals with a clip the cystic duct, so that bile doesn’t operate loose within the stomach.

It is crucial, however, to safeguard the common bile duct. Anything less can result in a cut bile duct malpractice.

Lawsuits filed for medical malpractice in these cases occur when a physician cuts the bile duct due to confusion with the cystic duct.

You don’t have to go through this all alone. Professional legal experts can assist you in receiving financial compensation, regaining your self respect, and if you have lost a loved one due to medical cut bile duct malpractice, you know you’ll be able to recover entitled damages.

Contact us for a free consultation or call Anzalone Law Firm PLLC, at: 603.548.3797

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