Laparoscopic Gallbladder Surgery Malpractice Lawyer in New York City


What is Laparoscopic Gallbladder Surgery?

Laparoscopy comes from the combination of the Greek words, “lapara,” meaning flank, and “skopein,” meaning view. In essence, laparoscopy is the utilization of medical tools to either gain visualization of or to operate on the internal portion(s) of the abdomen of a patient. This technique can be employed to conduct exploratory surgery, or to address a medical condition inside the patient, such as the need to remove a diseased or injured organ. For example, laparoscopy is utilized in gallbladder removal (a/k/a/ Cholecystectomy) to remove the gallbladder from the body of the patient, without requiring incisions greater than a few centimeters.

How does Laparoscopic Gallbladder Surgery Work?

Laparoscopic Gallbladder Surgery is performed by using the trocar (from French, literally meaning “three sides” because of its triangular blade, which they originally employed) making small incisions and, inserting the laparoscopic tool, the tocar to lead the way, to proceed to the surgical site. Once the trocar has created the path, the surgeon cannulas (hollow tubes) are utilize to pass the visualization, and surgical tools to the surgical site for the removal of, for instance, the gallbladder of the patient.

What are the Complications Associated with Laparoscopic Gallbladder Surgery?

The complications associated with Laparoscopic Gallbladder Surgery include:

  • Hemorrhaging;
  • Exsanguination;
  • Perforation of internal organs;
  • Injury to small intestines;
  • Infection;
  • Peritonitis;
  • Sepsis;
  • Septic shock;
  • Necrosis;
  • Injury to common bile duct;
  • Pancreatitis (inflammation of the pancreas);
  • Organ failure; and, even,
  • Death.

Legal Help for Laparoscopic Gallbladder Surgery Injury Victims in New York City

If you believe that a loved one has suffered due to medical malpractice from a negligently performed Laparoscopic Gallbladder Surgery, contact a Laparoscopic Gallbladder Surgery malpractice lawyer at Finz & Finz, P.C., now toll free at (855) TOP-FIRM or complete the Free Case Evaluation form to find out how Finz & Finz, P.C., can help you.