The Risks of Laparoscopic Surgery and Why You Could Be the Victim of Surgical Medical Malpractice
When people think about surgical medical malpractice, their minds will frequently go to a very intense procedure, like open heart surgery. However, with many advances in modern technology, a lot of doctors are opting to do laparoscopic surgery, which is also known as minimally invasive surgery.
Laparoscopic surgery involves performing a procedure with the assistance of a video camera and several thin instruments. Very small incisions are made and the camera is able to go inside the body and transmit images of the organs to a television monitor. There are many advantages to this type of minimally invasive surgery, including quicker recovery times, smaller scars, and less overall discomfort.
Although there are several advantages to laparoscopic surgery, there are still many opportunities for medical professionals to make negligent errors. Because the surgeons are relying on a camera to be their eyes, they can accidentally misidentify anatomy and damage otherwise healthy parts of the body. If they make a grave error like this and fail to correct it right away—even more problems can occur. Another problem with laparoscopic surgery is that since it is fairly new, older surgeons have never learned about it in school, they simply had to figure it out while already on the job. Without the proper training, medical errors are bound to happen.
When errors happen during laparoscopic surgery and injuries occur, it can be hard to determine if they were unavoidable or if they were the result of surgical medical malpractice. If you underwent laparoscopic surgery and were injured in the process, it may be in your best interest to speak with a medical malpractice attorney. At The Girards Law Firm your first consultation is completely free, so we will be able to evaluate your situation and help you determine if you have a viable medical malpractice case in Texas, Oklahoma, or Arkansas. Call us today at 888.333.9709.