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Gallstone surgery claims, laparoscopic cholecystectomy compensation

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The technical name for keyhole gallstone surgery is Laparoscopic Cholecystectomy where a series of small cuts are made in the abdomen and fine surgical instruments are used to perform surgery.

Most Cholecystectomy operations are carried out by this method and is a preference to operating using open surgery as it is far less invasive, however the operation is not without risk. During the procedure the cystic artery and cystic duct need clipping while the gall bladder is peeled from the bed of the liver. This is where injury can occur causing serious problems to the main bile ducts.

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    Recognised surgical risk

    There is such a thing as “recognised risk” and the NHS will point out that the rate of injury averages at 0.3% but this does not mean that a negligence case cannot be brought about. When major vessels have been damaged such as major arteries sadly this can end up being fatal and of course there is a strong likelihood of a successful claim.

    If you have suffered from physical or even psychological harm from substandard treatment by the NHS it is possible you can claim against the NHS for medical negligence compensation. Call our claims helpline for free advice on 0333 987 4161

    There is a procedure to be followed when making a complaint. Check that your medical issues are grounds for negligence, and not a simple complaint procedure. Complaints about procedure dissatisfaction, or seeking an apology / admission for lack of care / treatment should go to PALS.

    Negligence or malpractice can occur in a wide range of situations, including botched operations, the failure to diagnose a condition or disease, inappropriate treatment or the failure to properly monitor a patient during or after treatment. All can have devastating effects on the patient and his or her family. Read more here