Laparoscopic Surgery Is Less Invasive, but Still Risky
At the Cleveland law firm of The Lancione Law Firm, you will find an attorney with extensive experience and a proven record of success in obtaining substantial verdicts and settlements for clients who have suffered needlessly due to errors during surgery, such as:
- Laparoscopic cholecystectomy (surgery to remove the gallbladder)
- Laparoscopic hysterectomy
- Laparoscopic liver, pancreas or bile duct
- Laparoscopic weight-loss surgery (also known as bariatric surgery)
Laparoscopic surgery errors are often recognized intraoperatively (during surgery). Standard procedure generally requires the surgeon to call in a specialist to repair the damage caused by a mistake such as a punctured bladder, bowel or artery. Failure to notice and correct common complications, failure to call in a specialist and failure to monitor a patient’s condition after surgery may all constitute medical negligence.
Postoperative infection — whether from unsterile implements or operating room conditions or from a nicked bowel — is one of the most common causes of serious injury or death following a laparoscopic procedure. Failure to administer prophylactic antibiotics after laparoscopic surgery is a serious error and may also form the basis of a medical malpractice claim.
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We believe one of the only ways to improve the safety and quality of medical care in Ohio is to hold negligent doctors, nurses, surgeons and hospitals to account when preventable medical errors cause serious injury or untimely death.
If you or a loved one suffered due to a laparoscopic surgery error in Cleveland, Columbus, Cincinnati or Akron or anywhere in Ohio, we invite you to call our offices at (440) 220-4439 or contact us online at any time to schedule a free and informative consultation with an experienced lawyer dedicated to fighting medical malpractice.