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What should you do when gallbladder surgery goes wrong?

If you have had gallbladder surgery, you likely went into the procedure with the expectation that you would receive quality care and good results. When you find yourself facing complications, pain and other issues after surgery, you may be unsure of where to turn or what to do next.

Laparoscopic gallbladder surgery is an extremely common procedure, but that does not mean that Florida patients do not often suffer from negative side effects that are preventable. If you are suffering from injuries or damage done to the bile duct or other organs, you may have valid grounds for a medical malpractice claim.

The symptoms and signs of surgery gone wrong

For many victims of a botched gallbladder surgery, the pain and symptoms do not present themselves for days or weeks after the initial surgery. Some of the most common complications associated with this type of medical procedure include:

  • Liver problems
  • Internal pain
  • Infection
  • Perforation of the bile duct
  • Recurrence of gallstones

Laparoscopic gallbladder surgery is less invasive than the more traditional procedure used to remove a gallbladder, but when errors occur, the consequences can be detrimental. Continued pain, emergency room visits and additional surgeries may be required before receiving a proper diagnosis and treatment.

Why should you consider a civil claim?

Many victims of medical malpractice do not realize that they have grounds for a civil claim. Proving that you are the victim of a medical mistake or negligence can be a complex process, but you may have a rightful claim to compensation if you know or suspect that any of the following played a role in your pain and suffering:

  • Untrained doctors or nurses
  • Improper treatment of the wound
  • No explanation of surgery risks or alternatives
  • Negligent post-operative care

In extreme cases, the complications associated with a medial mistake or error can be fatal or may permanently alter the quality of a victim's life. It is critical to work with an attorney who not only can appropriately identify the signs of medical malpractice, but one who can also guide you through the process of seeking restitution. When you file a civil claim against the liable party or parties, which may include the surgeon, emergency room doctors, nurses, care facilities and more, you can seek damages related to:

  • Prolonged recovery expenses
  • Lost wages from time off work
  • Extra surgeries
  • Hospital bills
  • Emotional trauma

You should not have to suffer the aftermath of a botched gallbladder surgery alone. If you suspect that you are a victim of a medical mistake or other preventable factor, you should take quick action to protect your rights and interests.

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