Gall bladder surgery is one of the most common elective surgical procedures performed in hospitals, but even though doctors perform it every day, it still carries significant risks, especially when medical personnel fail to live up to the standard of care.
The Law Offices of Charles N. Rock helps patients and their families pursue fair compensation for surgical malpractice. To schedule a free consultation with New York Medical Malpractice Attorney Charles Rock, contact us today. You will not pay a fee unless we help you obtain restitution.
Understanding the Risks of Gall Bladder Surgery
Removal of the gall bladder — technically known as a cholecystectomy — can be done relatively safely by an experienced doctor following the correct procedures. However, a doctor who is not sufficiently familiar with the relevant anatomy, especially when the gall bladder is inflamed, may pierce other organs or cut and clamp the wrong ducts.
These types of errors can cause serious complications during and after gall bladder surgery and can, in some cases, even prove fatal to the patient.
The risks associated with gall bladder surgery can dramatically increase when a doctor who is not experienced at laparoscopic surgery — a type of surgery that requires special hand-eye coordination and recognition skills — attempts to perform the procedure laparoscopically.
Pursuing Fair Compensation for Surgical Errors
Attorney Charles Rock has long experience representing clients who have been seriously injured or who have lost loved ones as a result of medical negligence during gall bladder surgery. Our firm works closely with qualified experts to document our clients’ claims for restitution.
For more information on gall bladder surgery, see the following:
- Gall bladder disease
- Symptoms and diagnosis
- A step-by-step look at gall bladder surgery
- What went wrong?
- Inflammation and infection
- What happens now?
- Living without your gall bladder
Contact the Law Offices of Charles N. Rock
New York places strict time limits and expert-report requirements on medical malpractice claims, so if you’ve been injured during gall bladder surgery, don’t hesitate to contact us our medical malpractice attorney to discuss your options. Serving Newburgh, New Paltz, Kingston, Middletown, New Windsor, Poughkeepsie and surrounding communities.