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Staples, Ellis + Associates, P.A.
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Bile duct injury as a complication of gallbladder surgery

Whenever anyone goes under the knife, they have a right to expect surgeons and other surgical staff members to practice care when performing the procedure. We feel it is safe to say most surgeons do their best to take good care of their patients. As we all know, mistakes can happen even in the best surgical suites staffed by the finest surgeons. However, that does not mean the person who made the error should be held blameless.

Whether an error happens as a simple mistake or because of recklessness, it is medical malpractice and victims have legal options that can provide an effective remedy. Gallbladder surgery is one procedure in which an error could occur that seriously injures the patient. One of the most common mistakes surgeons make is injuring the bile duct. These injuries involve cutting, burning or pinching the duct when attempting to remove the gallbladder.

Sometimes, surgeons realize immediately that a mistake occurred. This is fortunate as it can be repaired right away. However, other times, no one may have noticed the error and patient complications can ensue. Symptoms of bile duct injury following surgery include:

  • Abdominal pain, nausea and vomiting
  • Fever and chills
  • Abdominal swelling and generalized discomfort
  • Jaundice, which can be detected if the eyes and/or skin begin to turn yellow

The fallout from a bile duct injury can be serious and life changing. It could mean additional surgeries and several months of recovery. We have helped many Florida residents pursue a medical malpractice lawsuit following a faulty gallbladder surgery. We want you to know that the law can help and urge you to browse our webpages for more information.

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