Yes, if your surgeon cut your bile duct during your gallbladder surgery, and as a result you suffer serious damages or have to undergone a reconstructive surgery, you can sue for medical malpractice. Surgeons should be properly trained to perform gallbladder surgery, which includes not cutting the bile duct.
Unfortunately, this happens more often than one thinks. This is because many surgeons mistake the bile duct for the cystic duct, a duct that is to be cut during the gallbladder procedure and is near the bile duct. In fact, on average, half of all surgeons performing these operations make this mistake. When the bile duct is cut, bile leaks into the abdomen causing an infection. Repairing the bile duct requires major reconstructive surgery and an extended hospital stay.
If you or your loved one had a surgeon cut bile duct during gallbladder surgery, call our top rated medical malpractice lawyers at (800) 606-1717 to discuss your case. This may give rise to file a lawsuit and sue for medical malpractice. For more information on filing a claim and to learn your legal rights, call today for your free, no obligation consultation. We will represent you under our No Win, No Fee Promise which means no legal fees whatsoever until we win or settle your case. You owe us nothing until we win.