Pennsylvania Laparoscopic Surgery Errors Attorneys
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Laparoscopic surgery allows doctors to use smaller incisions than used to be required for may kinds of surgery. The surgeon cuts small slits in the body and inserts a tiny camera so he can see what he is doing. Laparoscopic surgery is often performed to remove the gallbladder and spleen or to check for damage/issues in certain areas of the body. When performed correctly laparoscopic surgery allows for faster recovery and less pain than traditional surgery. But like all medical procedures, laporoscopy has risks and can result in a botched surgery. When that happens, the Philadelphia medical malpractice lawyers of Lowenthal & Abrams can often step in and help you to obtain the compensation to which you might be entitled.
If you were seriously injured as a result of laparoscopic surgery errors contact the Pennsylvania medical malpractice attorneys of Lowenthal & Abrams at 888-979-7298.
Common Types of Laparoscopic Surgery Errors
Gallbladders are often removed through laparoscopy. A common error when a gallbladders is removed is a nicked or cut the bile duct. If the doctor fails to note that he has cut the bile duct, complications can result. Signs of problematic gallbladder removal or laparoscopies can include:
- Severe Pain
- Digestive Problems
- Puncturing the aorta
- Electrical burns
- Perforation of bowels or intestines
When Does Malpractice Occur?
Generally, medical malpractice in laparoscopy occurs when:
- The doctor fails to notice and repair an injury
- The doctor performs surgery when he lacks appropriate experience
- The hospital doesn’t properly watch the patient after the procedure
- The hospital fails to protect against infection
When Should You Consult with a Lawyer?
If you have been seriously harmed as a result of a doctor or hospital’s negligence during laparoscopic surgery, contact the Philadelphia medical malpractice lawyers of Lowenthal & Abrams at 888-979-7298. The call is free and we will give you our honest opinion of your case.