Miami Medical Malpractice: Surgical Errors Can Cause Serious Laparoscopic Injuries
Laparoscopic surgery is a common procedure used to perform hysterectomies, hernia repair, gynecological surgery, gallbladder removal, and certain intestinal surgeries, including those for treating rectal prolapse, ulcerative colitis, serious constipation, diverticulitis, and Crohn’s disease. Considered a “minimally invasive” procedure that involves small incisions, the insertion of ports, a video camera, and thin instruments, laparoscopic procedures are said to result in less post operative discomfort, faster recovery time, smaller scars, and not as much internal scarring. Unfortunately, as with any kind of surgical procedure, medical mistakes can happen, which can lead to serious laparoscopic injuries. Also, laparoscopic surgery has been known to significantly up the risk of surgeon-induced injuries. If you believe that your injuries are a result of mistakes made during your laparoscopic surgery, our Miami medical malpractice law firm would like to hear from you. Medical errors during laparoscopic procedures can lead to: • Bile duct injuries • Liver damage • Gall bladder injury • Infection • Trocar injuries • Kidney injuries • Ureteral injuries • Electrocautery injuries • Hepatic duct injuries • Bile Peritonitis Unfortunately, not all doctors that perform laparoscopic procedures are properly trained or even have the skills and experience to safely perform this type of surgery. When West Palm Beach medical malpractice happens it is the patient that suffers. For example, injury to the bile duct can leave someone a biliary cripple and he/she may require medical monitoring, additional surgeries, and possibly a new liver. Often this type injury can occur when a surgeon accidentally cuts the common bile duct because he/she thinks that it is the cystic duct. Compromising the blood supply that the duct receives during the dissection process and pinching the bile duct with the improper use of clips to the cystic duct can also cause injury. There are steps that a surgeon can take to prevent injuries during a laparoscopic procedure. However, even the most experienced doctor can make mistakes unless he/she is careful. Your Hollywood, Florida surgical malpractice lawyer should be familiar with laparoscopic procedures and know what evidence he/she should obtain to help build your case. Injuries from a laparoscopic procedure usually ends up costing the patient more in terms of medical bills, time off work, and the physical and emotional toll they can take. By filing a Florida laparoscopic surgery malpractice claim, you may be able to recover compensation from the responsible parties. More Blog Posts: Broward County Medical Malpractice Lawsuit Filed in Woman’s Liposuction Death, Florida Injury Lawyer Blog, November 9, 2011 Miami Medical Malpractice: Wrong Site Surgeries Can Lead to Catastrophic Consequences, Florida Injury Lawyer Blog, October 6, 2011 $9M Palm Beach Medical Malpractice Lawsuit Seeks Damages from Obstetrician and Ultrasound Clinics, Florida Injury Lawyer Blog, September 1, 2011 Many patients don’t realize that their complications are a result of medical negligence during surgery. Determining this is also where an experienced Palm Beach laparoscopic surgery attorney can help you. Please contact Trop and Ameen, PA today. We have law offices in Hollywood, Miami, Naples, Boca Raton, Coral Springs, and West Palm Beach.