Yes, it is malpractice if your surgeon cuts the bile duct during gallbladder surgery. Unfortunately this is a very common error among surgeons when performing this surgery. This is because during gallbladder surgery surgeons often mistake the bile duct for a cystic duct (both ducts are near the gallbladder and near to each other). A cystic duct should be severed during gallbladder surgery. A bile duct should not. Therefore when a surgeon cuts the bile duct out of error they have committed malpractice and they do have the legal rights to sue.
If you or someone you know has undergone a gallbladder surgery and your surgeon cut the bile duct, you do have legal rights and may be able to file a medical malpractice lawsuit. For more information on whether or not you have a possible claim against the surgeon and if malpractice has been committed, call our top rated Michigan medical malpractice lawyers now at (800) 606-1717. We have significant experience in representing patients injured due to bile duct injuries and have a track record of obtaining sizeable settlements for our clients. Call today and we will start working on your case immediately gathering all the evidence and medical records to prove and win your case.