An out-of-work chef was told he needed his gallbladder taken out. It was going to be done laparoscopically. It was "routine." The healing time was minimal and there was no need for an extended hospital stay. The doctors call this procedure a 'laparoscopic cholescystectomy'.
Shortly after the surgery my client started having significant abdominal pain. Calls to the surgeon's office brushed off the his complaints as 'normal post-operative pain'. After two weeks of unremitting belly pain, the patient was told to go to the closest emergency room. An MRI and CT scan revealed the patient needed emergency surgery right away to explore what was going on in his belly.
After surgery at a different hospital, the surgeon told the patient that his common bile duct had been clipped off during the original surgery. As a result, bile continued to back up causing significant pain. During the emergency surgery, the patient required a 12 inch massive abdominal incision so the doctors could explore his entire belly. He also required drains for more than six months sticking out of his abdomen.
The common bile duct should never have been clippped off during the gallbladder removal. The fact that the surgeon failed to recognize it, is a departure from good medical practice. If he had recognized the misplacement during surgery, the clip could have been removed and properly placed.
This surgeon's carelessness resulted in significant pain and the need for emergency surgery for this patient and almost a year of recuperation.
NY Medical Malpractice & Personal Injury Trial Lawyer
2 Comments to "Botched Gallbladder Surgery"
my daughter went in for gallbladder surgery in vincennes in.they clipped both bile ducts then she was bleeding to death he then took a staple gun and started stapling her insides to stop the bleeding.in his final report he put she had one staple only.in three weeks she was sent to iu medical center and they saved her life.in indiana we have a cap for what we get in a lawsuit.so the question i have do the lawmakers have children and if so what value do they put on there life.
Posted by eric kolehouse
on January 12, 2012 at 02:13 PM
As a natural health expert, I get numerous e-mails asking, "Is gallbladder surgery absolutely necessary?" I usually respond with the answer, "sometimes." I then explain that most gallstones can be naturally dissolved and flushed (around 85%) but the other 15% should usually opt for an alternative treatment or as a last resort, gallbladder surgery. I always, always, always recommend to try gallstones remedies and avoid gallbladder surgery at all cost!
Posted by emmy
on March 1, 2011 at 06:17 AM
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