Cholecystectomy is one of the most common operations carried out in the NHS, with over 60,000 procedures performed each year. Laparoscopic cholecystectomy (also known as keyhole surgery) is by-far the more common of the two types of procedure. It is usually a very safe procedure, but if any associated risks are encountered and not dealt with properly, it can leave patients with painful and distressing long-term symptoms, which impact on almost all areas of their lives.
This is why many people seek to file a common bile duct injury lawsuit. With Longden Walker & Renney’s expert clinical negligence solicitors, you can do the same by calling 0191 5666 500 or completing our online, no obligation enquiry form.
We may be able to offer you a No Win No Fee agreement, which means you will incur no financial liability should your claim end up not being successful.
Laparoscopic cholecystectomy is usually a very safe procedure, but as with all operations, there can be some risks. These include:
- Complications with anaesthesia;
- Bleeding or injury to major blood vessels;
- Injury to the bile duct;
- Leakage of bile;
- Injury to the bowel or surrounding structures; and
- Deep vein thrombosis.
It is important that when such risks are discovered, they should be properly identified, treated and repaired as soon as possible. Ideally, they should be dealt with during the actual procedure, as prompt action will often result in a better outcome for the patient.
However, our clinical negligence solicitors have experience with a successful common bile duct injury lawsuit occurring whether injuries are identified during or following surgery.
In some cases, the injury can be repaired straight away, but sometimes additional, complex surgery will be required to repair the damage. This can include being under the care of specialist hepatobiliary surgeons.
While the majority of medical experts consider that a major bile duct injury is a recognised complication, it is not an acceptable one and is likely to represent a breach of care, and could be labelled as keyhole surgery negligence.
If you believe you have suffered keyhole surgery negligence and seek to start a major or common bile duct injury lawsuit, contact Longden Walker & Renney today on 0191 5666 500.
Our expert clinical negligence solicitors have years of experience in dealing with keyhole surgery claims. Thanks to this, we can guide and support you through the whole legal process and upon initially assessing your claim, let you know from the outset if it has a chance of being successful.
So if you, a family member or somebody you know has suffered due to keyhole surgery negligence, contact Longden Walker & Renney’s clinical negligence solicitors today on 0191 5666 500 or fill out our online enquiry form. You will be under no obligation and you will not be charged for your initial advice session.