Keyhole Surgery and Laparoscopy Negligence Claims
Keyhole surgery is carried out using a laparoscope and involves the insertion of a tiny camera into a patient’s body, typically through the stomach. Such procedures are not without risk, however, and mistakes made by those involved in the surgery can have very serious consequences.
If you, or a loved one, have been injured during keyhole surgery, and you suspect your injury occurred as the result of negligence on the part of your doctor or nurse, speak to our team of experienced solicitors. We offer free initial consultations and, should you choose to pursue a keyhole surgery negligence claim, we will do so on a no win, no fee basis.
What is Keyhole Surgery and Laparoscopy?
Keyhole surgery requires use of a laparoscope, which provides the surgeon with video images. This enables keyhole surgery to be carried out on vital internal organs, such as the gall bladder, the bowel and the reproductive organs.
Over recent years the number of keyhole surgery and laparoscopic procedures carried out has substantially increased, however there has also been a dramatic rise in serious complications and fatalities.
Common mistakes made
Keyhole surgery is an incredibly intricate process, and mistakes do happen. For example, the first incisions must be made blind, without the benefit of the camera, and at this point there is a risk of unintended physical damage.
Other common errors include:
- Mistakes during gall bladder surgery
- Damage to the bile duct
- Unintended nerve or blood vessel damage
- Damage to the bowel or bladder
It is also possible for surgeons to damage organs, nerves and blood vessels during surgery and not notice their error, which can lead to serious complications during recovery.
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We employ members of The Law Society’s panel of medical negligence experts, and will be happy to provide a free initial assessment of your case. Simply complete our online claim form or call us free on 0800 014 7481.