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, laparoscopy has risks and can result in a botched surgery or other surgical error. When that happens, the Philadelphia medical malpractice lawyers of Lowenthal & Abrams, Injury Attorneys 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 mistakes in Philadelphia, contact the attorneys of Lowenthal & Abrams, Injury Attorneys for help.
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 After a Laparoscopic Surgery Error in Philadelphia?
If you have been seriously harmed as a result of a laparoscopic surgery mistake in Philadelphia, contact a medical malpractice lawyer at Lowenthal & Abrams, Injury Attorneys. The call is free and we will give you our honest opinion of your case.