Laparoscopic gallbladder surgery — a procedure that removes the gallbladder using less invasive surgical techniques than standard gallbladder surgery — is one of the most common surgeries in the United States. Unfortunately, laparoscopic surgery also has a high occurrence of bile duct injuries or perforation of other organs — more than twice as high as more traditional open cholecystectomy, according to some reports.
The consequences of these types of surgical errors can include extended hospitalization and additional surgery to repair the bile duct. In extreme cases, the damage cannot be repaired and tubes must be permanently inserted into the patient to drain the bile into an external bag.
We Know How To Present These Malpractice Cases
The medical malpractice attorneys at Staples, Ellis + Associates, P.A., in Pensacola have extensive experience and success representing patients who suffered injuries during laparoscopic gallbladder surgery, which is frequently called laparoscopic cholecystectomy.
We work with highly regarded medical professionals who have a thorough understanding of this procedure and the common mistakes that occur. We build strong cases that withstand intense scrutiny from insurance companies and malpractice defense attorneys.
Our attorneys are noted for properly valuing medical malpractice cases and pursuing the full amount our clients deserve. Attorney Thomas C. Staples is a lifetime member of the Million Dollar Advocates Forum and the Multimillion Dollar Advocates Forum, which is limited to attorneys who have won million and multimillion-dollar verdicts and settlements.
Contact Us Even If You Are Uncertain Whether Medical Negligence Occurred
If you or someone you love suffered injuries and further medical complications during laparoscopic gallbladder surgery, it is wise to contact us immediately. The initial consultation with a lawyer is free. We will review the facts of your case to help you determine whether moving forward with a malpractice lawsuit is warranted.
We accept all medical malpractice cases on a contingency fee basis, which means you will only pay an attorney fee if we obtain a recovery for you.