The gall bladder is a small sac located under the liver. It stores and concentrates the bile produced in the liver, which aids in the digestion of fats. Bile is released from the gall bladder to help with the digestion of food, especially fats in the upper small intestine.
If the flow of bile out of the gall bladder slows or is completely obstructed, the gall bladder can develop a disease. The most common of those diseases is gall stones.
If you and your doctor decide that your gall bladder needs to be removed, it can be done through several small incisions in the abdomen. This is known as a laparoscopic cholecystectomy. The doctor who performs this surgery must be skilled in identifying the correct anatomy of your gall bladder and liver. If he or she misidentifies your anatomy and cuts the wrong structure, this can result in severe medical problems.
If a doctor makes this mistake, he or she is probably guilty of medical malpractice and the victim of this medical error should hire a medical malpractice attorney.
Our law firm has successfully litigated gall bladder surgery injuries in Virginia (VA), North Carolina (NC), Kentucky (KY) and West Virginia (WV). Our medical malpractice attorneys are skilled and experienced in prosecuting botched gall bladder surgery cases and have obtained a $425,000 settlement for a gallbladder surgery error victim.
If you, or someone you know, has suffered a bad gall bladder operation, feel free to inecontact our law firm to discuss the situation at no cost to the caller.