Laparoscopic Surgery Errors

A Revolutionary Medical Advancement

The ability to perform laparoscopic surgery has revolutionized procedures such as gallbladder removal. By placing small cameras into the body through narrow slits, full operations can be performed through a one- or two-inch incision.

It sounds great for patients and surgeons alike, but the truth is a bit more complicated. While the less-invasive nature of laparoscopic surgery and smaller scars make it an appealing option, it is not without its risks and complications. No surgery is foolproof, and patients can suffer the consequences for the negligence of doctors, nurses, hospital staff and equipment manufacturers.

Fighting For The Victims Of Surgical Errors

At Chiariello & Chiariello in Forest Hills, New York, we stand behind the victims of laparoscopic surgery errors and fight to make sure they are fully compensated for surgery-related damages. If you or a loved one has suffered harm during or after a surgical procedure, contact us anytime for a free case evaluation.

Common Causes Of Laparoscopic Surgery Errors

The vast majority of errors occur during gallbladder removal (officially known as a cholecystectomy). Common causes of errors are:

  • "Nicking" - or slightly cutting - an adjacent organ or tissue, such as the bowel
  • Inexperienced surgeon or an experienced surgeon who lacks specific laparoscopic experience
  • Failure to incorporate a specialist into the procedure when complications or inexperience warrant it
  • Not using appropriate antibiotics after surgery to limit the risk of infection to the surgical site and incision
  • Failure to monitor the patient's condition during and after surgery
  • Delay in treatment caused by inattention or failure to monitor

While laparoscopic techniques make surgery simpler for the surgeon and support staff, vigilance is still required to protect patients and achieve a successful outcome. When vigilance is lacking and negligence is present, the injured and their loved ones have the right to pursue personal injury compensation for medical expenses, pain and suffering, and other damages.

Holding Them Accountable For Negligence

You should not be left to bear the burden alone. If you or a loved one has been harmed by a laparoscopic surgery error, you can turn to the proven lawyers at Chiariello & Chiariello for skilled, tough representation. Contact us today to request your free consultation.