Bile Duct Injuries From Gallbladder Surgery May Be Medical Malpractice
Botched gallbladder surgeries are a leading cause of malpractice claims and are more likely to be settled in favor of plantiffs. On average, half of all surgeons performing these operations will mistakenly cut the bile duct at least once in their career. The bile duct is cut so often because surgeons mistake it for the nearby cystic duct which must be severed to remove the gallbladder. When the bile duct is cut, bile leaks into the abdomin causing an infection. Repairing the bile duct requires major reconstructive surgery and an extended hospital stay.
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