A laparoscopic surgery isn’t meant to be a serious surgery. In many cases, these surgeries are minimally invasive and shouldn’t put patients at high risk.
Laparoscopic surgeries are used to remove the gallbladder, to perform some kinds of knee surgeries, to perform hysterectomies and even for bariatric surgery. Although every patient is different, the benefit of this kind of surgery is the fact that the incisions are minimal, so patients’ bodies are under less stress during the operation.
The normal procedure does require anesthesia, and if an error takes place or the injury is worse than expected, changes may need to be made. For instance, if the bowel is nicked, a specialist may need to come to surgery to repair it. If the operation is more complicated than expected, larger incisions may need to be made.
The failure to take the right steps to help a patient and to prevent errors from affecting him or her in the future can be found to be negligence. Medical negligence is a crime, and medical professionals who don’t do their due diligence in protecting a patient’s life can be held accountable.
If you’ve been through a surgery and suffered an infection afterward, particularly if it was from unsterile equipment being used, then you can make a claim against the medical team responsible. In some cases, you may need additional medications or surgeries to repair the damage, and that can cause you further pain and suffering. Our website has information on what you can do if you find yourself in this situation, so you can focus on your health and recovery.