Lots of people suffer from gallstones and need their gallbladder removing. This operation is often done by way of keyhole surgery and is called a laparoscopic cholecystectomy.
Gallbladder compensation claims normally arise as a result of a surgeon making mistakes in identifying the gallbladder and the ducts and arteries leading from it. The surgeon may have cut the common bile duct or common hepatic duct, which leads to the patient suffering some nasty complications. As a result, most patients subjected to this type of negligence then require very complicated reconstructive surgery known as a Roux-en-Y-jejunostomy. They can then suffer from ongoing problems such as:
- inability to work
- strictures / blockages of the bile duct
- liver problems
- reduced life expectancy.
If you would like to discuss making a claim for compensation as a result of problems following gallbladder surgery please call a member of our Clinical and Medical Negligence team on Freephone: 0808 164 0808 for a FREE, no-obligation chat or complete the request a call back form form and we will call you back.