Chicago Laparoscopic cholecystectomy Lawyer

The surgical removal of the gallbladder, or cholecystectomy, is the common treatment for gallstones or problems with the gallbladder.  Laparoscopic cholecystectomy has become the customary method of removing the gallbladder.  Small incisions are made in the abdomen for the surgeon to insert surgical instruments and the video camera to see inside the abdominal cavity and perform the operation.  A laparoscopic cholecystectomy does not require that abdominal muscles are cut, thus there is less pain and a quicker recovery time.

Unfortunately, sometimes complications occur and sometimes those complications are the result of negligent surgery.  The most frequent injury is a bile duct that has been clipped, transected, punctured, or otherwise injured.  An injured bile duct can leak bile and potentially cause serious problems.

If you have had a serious complication from a laparoscopic cholecystectomy, you should consult with a medical malpractice attorney.  An experienced attorney will be able to determine whether the complication you suffered was the result of a surgical error, or negligence.  If it was, you would be entitled to compensation.

Call 312-580-0650 or contact me by e-mail to schedule your free consultation on a medical malpractice claim.