Laparoscopic Surgery Malpractice
A laparoscopic surgery is one in which the surgeon uses miniature cameras in order to do the procedure. Because the surgeon is able to use the miniature cameras in order to see inside the body, the body typically does not need to be “opened up” as in a typical procedure. As such, a laparoscopic procedure is typically much less invasive than a standard operation. Additionally, because the body typically doesn’t need to be opened up as in a standard procedure, laparoscopic procedures may result in only small incisions in the skin (and small resulting scars) rather than large incisions and scars.
Although this can allow the procedure to be safer, laparoscopic procedures can also be extremely dangerous. Part of the reason that laparoscopic procedures are so dangerous is that they are relatively new. That is, surgeons have only been doing laparoscopic surgeries in the modern age. Older surgeons didn’t learn to do laparoscopic operations in medical school. Rather, many of them are learning to do the procedures in the latter stages of their careers, and this can be dangerous.
Hazards from a laparoscopic operation can result from multiple different factors. For example, because surgeons doing laparoscopic procedures are using miniature cameras in order to see inside the body, they might not be able to see as well as they could if they were using the naked eye. This can result in incisions being made to wrong body parts. Surgeons may accidentally puncture or lacerate organs other than the organs intended to be operated on.
When this occurs, heavy internal bleeding (or hemorrhaging) may result. Such internal bleeding can potentially cause infection, sepsis/septic shock, or even death. When an internal organ is punctured or lacerated, organ failure may also result. This may require emergency surgery in order to save the patient’s life.
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If your loved one tragically passed away as a result of a laparoscopic procedure, then you may be able to pursue a medical malpractice wrongful death case on your loved one’s behalf. In this situation, a personal representative of your loved one’s estate (typically a family member or relative) will be appointed. Your loved one’s survivors will typically be the beneficiaries of the estate.
Errors from laparoscopic procedures may also result when surgeons fail to notice damage caused after the procedure. For example, if an incorrect body part was punctured during a laparoscopic procedure, a surgeon should notice it. If the surgeon fails to properly monitor the patient after the procedure and the patient develops a severe condition (for example, internal bleeding), the surgeon can be held responsible for the damage.Strong Representation Provided by this South Florida Laparoscopic Surgery Negligence Attorney
Additionally, if the surgeon does notice a dangerous condition after the laparoscopic surgeon (such as internal bleeding), he or she may be required to administer antibiotics to treat the condition and prevent infection. If the surgeon doesn’t do this, then he or she can be held liable for any resulting damage.
In many laparoscopic procedures, a specialist is brought in to observe the work of the actual operating surgeon. If a specialist is not consulted for whatever reason and a dangerous condition develops as a result, the operating surgeon who failed to call in the specialist can be held responsible for the damage.
Oftentimes, the decision to do a laparoscopic surgery (as opposed to a more traditional procedure) was not a correct one. That is, laparoscopic surgery may not always be the best option. If your surgeon decided upon a laparoscopic procedure rather than a standard procedure and this resulted in catastrophic consequences, then you may be able to pursue a laparoscopic surgery medical malpractice case against the surgeon who operated on you.To Talk to this Broward County Laparoscopic Surgery Error Law Firm, Call Mr. Quackenbush at 786-294-7711
Once you’ve hired Mr. Quackenbush to represent you, he will work on a contingency basis. This indicates that Mr. Quackenbush won’t get paid a dime until you’ve made a recovery in your case, so there is no risk to you.
In order to obtain a free, no commitment consultation, call Mr. Quackenbush at 786-294-7711. He will happily discuss with you all aspects of your case at no charge to you.