If you’ve been injured due to surgical mistakes made immediately before, during or after a gallbladder surgery, you should seek the advice and guidance of a trusted Rochester medical malpractice attorney. These cases are complicated, but with years of experience on our side we will work diligently to uncover the cause of your harm. We know that dealing with a health problem and thinking about a legal claim can be incredibly draining, which is why we will try to resolve you legal matter in the most effective and efficient way possible.
What is the Gallbladder?
The gallbladder is a little hollow organ located under your liver in the upper-right side of the abdomen. The gallbladder houses bile and a mixture of fluids, fats and cholesterol. Bile assists in the breaking down of fat from food in your intestine. In other words, the gallbladder is responsible for storing extra bile produced by the liver, which is used for the breakdown of fats in the digestive process.
Gallbladder Surgery Malpractice
Gallbladder removal is one of the most frequent medical procedures in the United States. This is because gallbladder disease impacts 12 percent of adults and every year more than 700,000 Americans have their gallbladders removed. Many people choose to have their gallbladders removed after they develop gallstones, which cause ongoing painful symptoms. The American College of Surgeons reports that one out of every 1,000 patients die during gallbladder removal.
Individuals undergoing gallbladder surgery can opt for the traditional procedure or choose to have the laparoscopic cholecystectomy. Sadly, surgeons can make mistakes in both types of procedures leading to serious, even deadly harm. If you have been injured due to a surgeon’s mistake, you can likely recover compensation through a medical malpractice claim.
Medical malpractice takes place when a medical professional causes harm by failing to use the level of care that a reasonably prudent medical professional in the same specialty would have used in the same situation. In the context of gallbladder surgery, the relevant question when evaluating malpractice would be: did the surgeon use the level of care that a reasonably prudent surgeon performing gallbladder surgery would have used? If the answer is no, the surgeon will likely be liable for malpractice.
Damages for Gallbladder Malpractice
The value of a gallbladder surgery malpractice case will depend on a number of factors including the nature and extent of harm suffered. Typical damages in such a case, however, include but are not limited to medical expenses, long-term care, impairment, permanent disability, lost wages and more.
Hiring Skilled Rochester Surgery Error Attorneys
If you or someone close to you has suffered complications or side effects after gallbladder surgery, you may be entitled to compensation for you harm. At DeFrancisco & Falgiatano Personal Injury Lawyers, our diligent and reputable Rochester surgical malpractice attorneys will work hard to protect your rights throughout each and every stage of the legal process. We have helped countless New York clients resolve their malpractice claims and we can help you as well. For a confidential consultation, please call us at 315-479-9000 or contact us online.
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