Houston Attorneys Dedicated to Representing Patients
Laparoscopic surgery is used to avoid more invasive procedures that require opening the abdominal area, cutting into muscle, or removing certain organs. While each kind of laparoscopic surgery is unique, the basic principle involves the use of cable-like instruments to enter into targeted areas and remove or clear tissue. While there are significant advantages associated with laparoscopic surgery, there are also risks that are often caused by surgical error, infection, and general negligence. At Hampton & King, we represent people who suffer significant injuries and medical complications due to laparoscopic surgery accidents. We consult medical experts who identify mistakes that result in serious injuries while developing compelling cases for our client.
Injuries Caused by Laparoscopic Surgery
The medical malpractice lawyers at our Houston firm represent clients who suffered:
- Cholecystectomy and gallbladder injury
- Liver damage involving hepatic duct procedures
- Kidney injuries
- Bile duct injuries
- Death due to sepsis or infection
Did a laparoscopic surgery procedure cause you an injury similar to the ones mentioned above? Do not hesitate to seek legal representation and counsel from our proven and dedicated Houston lawyers.
Laparoscopic Cholecystectomy – Negligence & Bile Duct Injuries
In order to successfully remove bile duct cysts, a surgeon must navigate through the "biliary tree" - the placement of bile ducts in and around the gallbladder, pancreas, and liver. Most laparoscopic cholecystectomy injuries occur when a surgeon cuts the common duct instead of the cystic duct. Doing so can result in complications that require delicate reconstructive surgery or even a liver transplant. In some cases, a patient's condition worsens, leading to death. Laparoscopic cholecystectomy mistakes cause untold suffering and pain for patients. And, as indicated by numerous articles published in established medical journals, a botched laparoscopic cholecystectomy is sometimes attributable to surgeon error.
Contact Our Laparoscopic Surgery Accident Firm
If you've suffered serious medical consequences or disfigurement due to laparoscopic surgery, contact a medical malpractice lawyer in Houston today to schedule a free consultation. Your case will be reviewed by a legal professional and a medical expert—Hampton & King is one of the only law firms in the region to employ full-time medical professionals on our staff, including an MD and a Ph.D. nurse. Their expertise will bolster and fortify your case from your initial call to your final ruling. As a result, you'll know upfront if and why your case is a valid malpractice claim. Don't assume your injuries couldn't have been avoided—call our office to learn how we can help you.
Reach out to (713) 489-0993 to set up a free consultation.