Laparoscopic Gallbladder Surgery, medically known as a Laparoscopic Cholecystectomy and often abbreviated as Lap Choli, is a surgical procedure that is performed through several small incisions in the abdomen and using surgical probes (laparoscopes) to perform the surgery to remove a problem or diseased gallbladder. Gallbladder Removal Surgery Details.
Unfortunately, some doctors performing these procedures are not proficient in the laparoscopic techniques, they may do many surgeries without any major complications or medical negligence, however, eventually their lack of skill and risky approach will result in a serious personal injury complication or wrongful death constituting medical malpractice in Missouri and under the medical standard of care.
Biliary injury is the most common reason for medical malpractice in gallbladder removal surgery. This is caused by the surgeons lack of knowledge or attention to the varying anatomy of the gallbladder and the surrounding arteries and ducts.
Prevention of gallbladder removal surgery malpractice from biliary injuries (injury to the bile ducts) requires the doctor to perform meticulous dissection so that only the ducts, arteries,and other structures that have been unequivocally and conclusively identified are divided, clamped, and cut. In my experience as a medical malpractice lawyer in St. Louis Missouri, this would prevent most serious complications, injuries, and deaths related to gallbladder removals / lap cholis.
It is well known in the medical community that it is fairly common that different patients arterial and ductal anatomy will vary, and thus a doctor cannot “shoot from the hip” and do a simple quick dissection and cut the first duct that appears to by the cystic duct. It is medical malpractice when this approach leads to the cutting or serious injury of the common bile duct or hepatic artery, which can lead to the wrongful death or serious personal injury of the patient.
Currently our St. Louis Personal Injury / Medical Malpractice Law Office is handling Gallbladder Removal Malpractice and Wrongful Death Cases – If you need a Personal Injury Lawyer in St. Louis Missouri please call Personal Injury Lawyer Ben Sansone (314) 726-1817.