What is a Laparoscopic Cholecystectomy?
The gall bladder produces bile, a fatty fluid required by the liver which helps break down fatty foods. When the substances which constitute bile are out of balance, small, hard stones called gall stones can form. In rare cases, gallbladder stones can become trapped in a duct, causing intense gallbladder pain, or move out of the gallbladder and into other parts of the body, which may cause jaundice and sickness.
When gall bladder symptoms are confirmed, doctors will recommend a Laparoscopic Cholecystectomy – a surgical procedure which removes the gall bladder entirely using a tiny camera, with surgical instruments inserted through small cuts (incisions) made in the abdomen.
Despite the routine nature of the gallbladder surgery, Laparoscopic Cholecystectomies can expose the patient to numerous risks – even when performed correctly. Surgeons are rigorously trained to perfect clinical techniques, which can improve recovery times and ensure patient safety. Nonetheless, errors are not uncommon and can cause severe complications, which may be grounds for a medical malpractice claim.
How Does this Happen?
During Laparoscopic Cholecystectomies, a broad range of complications may arise from surgical errors. Common examples might be surgeons mistakenly damaging organs surrounding the gallbladder, or anaesthetists administering the wrong level of anaesthetic.
If an injury is sustained during surgery, patients face numerous consequences. Some errors may result in painful symptoms which require further corrective surgery, whilst others lead to lifelong disability, or even death. Where errors are non-fatal, increased recovery times still mean the patient will need more time off work, resulting in financial – and opportunity – cost.
If you think you were injured due to clinical negligence, we can build a case for Laparoscopic Cholecystectomies Compensation.
Where a patient is adversely affected by sub-standard Laparoscopic Cholecystectomy, our Medical Negligence Solicitors are able to expertly investigate, documenting all medical activity and contacting the appropriate parties. All the evidence is then gathered to support your medical negligence claim.
Our Laparoscopic Cholecystectomy Claims Experience
Errors arising from medical negligence cases may have dire repercussions for patients. At Asons, we understand what surgical negligence is, and the detrimental effect it has on victims. The consequences may not just be physical – potential financial difficulties where time is taken off work must also be considered, and the ensuing stress may elicit negative psychological consequences.
We know that victims are often hesitant to come forward with their claims. As medical negligence solicitors, it’s our job to do everything within our means to make the process as straightforward as possible.
As with any claim, you may be worried about the potential costs of pursuing your clinical negligence case. To address this common concern, we have devised a variety of options to help you. We aid you in acquiring all the assistance that you are entitled to, whilst managing resulting compensation in the most beneficial way possible. We must remind you to be quick, however, as there are time limits in place for making claims of this kind.
We deal with medical negligence claims on a regular basis. If you are suffering as a result of substandard treatment, you may be eligible to make a claim. Our Medical Negligence Solicitors will work to gather all of the appropriate paperwork and documentation, whilst speaking to the parties involved, substantiating your claim.