Gallbladder removal surgery, also known as laparoscopic cholecystectomy, is a very common procedure. Many people who undergo this surgery do so because of complications caused by gallstones, which cause intense abdominal pain.
Usually there won’t be any problems with your treatment but if there is, our medical negligence specialists are here to help. You can talk to someone who has the experience and knowledge to help you find out what has gone wrong and what you can do about it.
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Unfortunately, laparoscopic cholecystectomies do not always go as planned and patients can suffer from the following:
If you have suffered physical or psychological injuries as a result of medical negligence in gallbladder surgery, you may be able to make a compensation claim.
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The most common reason for removal of the gallbladder is because the patient has painful gallstones which have been a persistent problem and cannot be treated via a different method.
It is possible that some patients may find that gallstones do not cause any symptoms. However, occasionally the presence of gallstones can stop the flow of bile which causes significant pain for the patient (in the upper abdomen region). The severity of the pain may mean that surgery is necessary. It is also possible that some patients may be at risk of jaundice.
The majority of gallbladder operations are performed successful. However, mistakes can be made by the surgeon.
For example, a surgeon may make an error when trying to decipher the complicated anatomy surrounding the gall bladder. This can result in metal clips (used during the procedure) being placed on the incorrect ducts, which can lead to severe and permanent damage.
A further operation called a Roux-en-Y may then be necessary. This procedure creates a new pathway for bile to flow from the liver to the small intestine.
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