Gall bladder surgery is one of the most common surgical procedures in the UK. Also known as a cholecystectomy, it is one of the most common operations performed on the NHS and is considered a fairly low-risk and ‘routine’ procedure. Many people have gall bladder surgery due to gallstones that are causing abdominal pain. However, there are still instances of gall bladder negligence that happen before, during and after procedures that you may be able to make a claim for.

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Gall Bladder Negligence

Unfortunately, gall bladder surgery does not always go as planned. The most common form of gall bladder negligence after having surgery is injury to the bile duct. This can cause infection which can spread to the liver and cause further infection.

Some other examples of things that patients can suffer from include:

  • Not noting pre-operative blood tests results which indicate that there are gallstones in the bile duct
  • Misidentification of the anatomy by the surgeon leading to injury to the bile duct, intestine, bowel, blood vessels or liver
  • Not identifying an injury to the bile duct, intestines, bowel, blood vessels or liver during the operation and repairing it straight away
  • Delay in identifying an injury to the bile duct, intestines, bowel, blood vessels or liver and repairing it
  • Incorrect placement of clips leading to bile leakage and delay in identifying and repairing this
  • Not giving medication, if needed, to reduce the risk of thrombo-embolism (blood clots)

These can all cause further problems, as well as adding to recovery time.

Claiming for Gall Bladder Negligence

If a patient suffers from any of these examples of gall bladder negligence, then they may be able to make a medical negligence claim.

We know that when you are injured, the last thing you may be thinking about is making a claim. However, the solicitors we work with can help with the financial aspects that come with medical negligence. You may have to take extra time off work or give up working altogether. You may need to have a carer for a time, or you may need to make adjustments to your home or lifestyle. The solicitors we work with can help you claim for these things.

The majority of claims handled by the solicitors we work with at The Medical Negligence are under a No Win No Fee* agreement. This agreement makes accessing top-quality legal advice and representation affordable for everyone. We can also match you with a solicitor who has the best experience to handle your claim successfully.

How We Can Help

Here at The Medical Negligence Experts we work with solicitors who have years of experience dealing with medical negligence. This includes gall bladder negligence. Contact us today by filling in our contact form. Or call us on 01614138761 to speak to one of our friendly knowledgeable advisors.