A small organ that is part of our digestive system, the gall bladder is responsible for storing bile, an enzyme that breaks down fats in the food that we eat. The gall bladder can fail to work properly when gallstones form in the bile. When gallstones are present and symptomatic (biliary colic), doctors often recommend that the gall bladder be removed before any further complications develop.
While laparoscopic gall bladder surgery is considered to be a safe, simple procedure, surgical errors and other complications can lead to significant injury and even death. Many errors and complications are avoidable and are a result of negligence by surgeons, physicians, nurses and other medical professionals.
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Why Gall Bladder Removal Is Often Necessary
While the potential for medical errors and malpractice always exists when surgery is performed, the removal of the gall bladder is often the best option for staying healthy. When gallstones are allowed to pass from the gall bladder, they can become lodged in the common duct, causing bile from the liver to back up into the bloodstream, which causes jaundice. When stones in the common duct lodge below the pancreatic duct, pancreatic enzymes back up, often causing an extremely dangerous condition called pancreatitis.
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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 our medical malpractice attorney to discuss your options. Serving gall bladder malpractice clients in Newburgh, New Paltz, Kingston, Middletown, New Windsor, Poughkeepsie and surrounding communities.