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Laparoscopic Surgery Error Malpractices

Contemporary surgical technique has been revolutionized into the body with small cameras through tiny slits.

These can enable major operations to be achieved with a mere scar an inch or two in length as the only subsequent evidence.

However, this innovative technology beers a price: when surgeons misidentify and cut the wrong part of the anatomy, injuries can be sustained, or they do not identify a vital structure that has been damaged.

This can result in medical malpractice when the patient sustains a catastrophic injury that was preventable.

Among the most typical injuries from laparoscopic surgery can happen in the removal of a gallbladder. The technical term is cholecystectomy.

The bile duct transports vital fluids to the intestines from the liver, and can be severed or damaged in the process while being administered surgery.

This injury that is life-threatening needs expert and prompt repair to prevent extensive damage, or even fatality. It is necessary to know the risks involved before you receive laparoscopic surgery.

Sustained Injury from Laparoscopic Surgery

Injuries, however, are more commonplace when a surgeon begins to learn techniques that are laparoscopic.

Merely on the job, many older surgeons have learned laparoscopy, due to the fact it wasn’t in existence when formal training was completed.

The volume of cases of a surgeon, what was revealed beforehand to the patient, and complication rate are among issues in a lawsuit for laparoscopic surgery malpractice due to error.

During the operation, the laparoscopic surgeon is supposed to identify a sustained injury.

That is when a specialist is called into the operating room to repair the damage, whether it is to a blood vessel, bowel, nerve, or another structure.

A surgeon is liable for laparoscopic surgery malpractice when he or she neglects to do the following: fails to identify and rectify an injury, namely if it is a typical one like a bowel nick; if the surgeon lacks experience, fails to contact a specialist to repair this type of injury; fails to monitor the condition of a patient closely subsequent to surgery, and assertively move at the initial sign there may have been sustained injuries; and fails to use antibiotics correctly to safeguard against infection.

You may have had a family member who died due to complications either during or subsequent to having a laparoscopic surgery. You don’t have to work alone if you feel you are entitled to financial compensation due to sustained injuries, or in a case of wrongful death. An attorney can review your claim to see how he or she may assist you to receive compensation, and recover damages to pay for medical costs and other expenses in a medical malpractice lawsuit.

If you believe you or a loved one has been catastrophically injured from medical error, laparoscopic surgery malpractice, or negligence by a healthcare center, physician, nurse, nursing home, clinic, or other healthcare provider, immediately contact an attorney.

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

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