In most cases, laparoscopic cholecystectomy — more commonly known as gall bladder removal surgery — is an extremely basic operation that easily improves the health of patients dealing with the symptoms of gall bladder disease. Like any surgery, however, risks of mistakes and complications are always present.

The Law Offices of Charles N. Rock in Newburgh and the Bronx helps patients and families pursue compensation for medical malpractice in gall bladder surgery cases. To schedule a free consultation with medical malpractice lawyer Charles Rock, contact us today. You will not pay a fee unless we help you obtain restitution.

The Procedure

The ability for a surgeon to visualize the organs and ducts during the laparoscopic surgery is critical in order to avoid dangerous mistakes. During the surgery, a small camera and many clamps are inserted into the abdomen during the surgery. The surgeon must make precise cuts using small surgical instruments such as graspers, scissors, hooks, dissectors and clips. With so many tools and steps involved, surgeons must remain focused to avoid preventable errors.

Gall Bladder Surgery Errors

Complications during gall bladder surgery can have long-lasting consequences; among the most dangerous is the bile duct being injured during a laparoscopic gall bladder removal surgery. This usually happens in one of two ways: a surgeon erroneously cutting the common bile duct, believing it to be the cystic duct or a surgeon damaging the anatomy as a result of a medical error.

Contact the Law Offices of Charles N. Rock

Regardless of the reason for the harm, suffering an avoidable injury during surgery is often a result of medical malpractice. To discuss your possible claim with medical malpractice lawyer Charles Rock, contact us today for a free consultation. Serving Newburgh, New Paltz, Kingston, Middletown, New Windsor, Poughkeepsie and surrounding communities.