Medical Malpractice and Gallbladder Surgery

Patients suffering from complications after a gallbladder surgery may be entitled to compensation for medical malpractice.

st louis gallbladder malpracticeThe gallbladder is a small organ that is attached to the liver. It is considered a non-essential organ, like the tonsils and the appendix, which is often removed if it is giving a patient trouble. The purpose of the gallbladder is to carry bile to the small intestine through a bile duct. Some people are susceptible to the growth of small and painful deposits, called gallstones, that grow increasingly uncomfortable to live with.

Gallbladder Surgery Is a Common Surgery

Since the removal of gallstones will only lead to the growth of more, and the organ is considered to be an unnecessary one, the removal of the gallbladder is seen as a viable solution. While gallbladder removal is considered to be a common surgery, it does pose risks to the patient. If not cared for properly during or after the surgery, the patient may suffer from severe complications. If you are in worse physical condition after your gallbladder surgery, you should speak with a St. Louis medical malpractice attorney. After investigating your case they can help determine if medical negligence was involved and if you are entitled to compensation for your injury.

Risks of Gallbladder Surgery

The mismanagement of after-care following gallbladder surgery is a common cause of serious infection. If the bile duct is inadvertently nicked during the surgery without the surgeon noticing, serious infection, liver damage, and pancreas problems may develop. The after-care staff of a gallbladder removal patient needs to be aware of these risks and report any signs of complications immediately to the attending physician. For an open gallbladder removal procedure, the standard of care requires that the surgeon do a thorough check of the surrounding anatomy before closing the patient. Special care is needed for the bile duct. If the bile duct was cut and not discovered immediately, serious complications may occur. Medical negligence can be avoided if the recovery suite staff monitors the patient’s condition consistently and reports any sign of infection immediately to the surgeon, who must than react aggressively before further damage is done.

St. Louis Medical Malpractice Attorney

If you or a family member have suffered a major infection following gallbladder surgery, contact a St. Louis medical malpractice attorney immediately. This type of injury can be avoided, and if you are now suffering further injury as a result, you may be entitled to monetary compensation. Call Zevan and Davidson Law Firm at (314) 588-7200 for a free case evaluation.

 

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