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NHS Negligence - Gall Bladder Medical Negligence

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Cholecystectomy (removal of the gall bladder) is usually performed laparoscopically but may be by open surgery. Damage to the bile duct may occur and is often due to surgical error – failure to identify the structures. It is crucial that the structures have been correctly identified as there are anatomical variants. Damage to the bile duct results in biliary leak; this may be apparent at the time of operation or in the post-operative period. Negligence claims may concern the occurrence to the bile duct damage itself, failure to recognise such damage, and delay in diagnosis of the biliary leak in the post-operative period.

 

If you suffered an injury during, or complications after, a gall bladder operation you should contact MEDICAL NEGLIGENCE TEAM on 0800 246 11 22 or complete the form below and we will call you back.

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