Anyone who has had surgery knows the feeling of being totally vulnerable. When we need surgery, we rely upon the skill of our surgeon to get us through the experience, so we can heal. But sometimes, even surgeons make mistakes. If you've received injuries from surgery in New Jersey; it's important to hire a surgical malpractice attorney like the law firm of Maran & Maran, PC.
With more than thirty years of experience, Maran & Maran, PC can evaluate your surgical malpractice case to determine whether negligence has occurred and is a cause of your injury. Our expertise with these complex cases can ensure that you will have the best chance of getting the compensation to which you are entitled.
A cholecystectomy is the surgical removal of the gallbladder, which is a small organ located beneath the liver that stores bile, which aids in the digestion of food. It is not an essential organ, and sometimes it becomes infected or impacted and needs to be removed surgically. This procedure can go wrong when there is cholecystectomy malpractice, and since it is such a common operation, this happens fairly often.
A cholecystectomy can be done with an open procedure that requires an abdominal incision and surgical drains, but more commonly it is done laparoscopically, with only several small incisions that make it possible for the patient to go home within a day or so.
Things can go wrong and there can be extensive damage if a surgeon does the laparoscopic procedure improperly or fails to convert to an open procedure when one is necessary. During the procedure, it is possible to cut the common bile duct by mistake which allows bile to spill into the peritoneum which can cause infection or liver damage. Even the repair can cause lifetime issues.
The law firm of Maran & Maran, PC of Newark, New Jersey has worked on many cholecystectomy malpractice cases and understands the complications that can occur when this type of surgery is done wrong. If you've been harmed in a gallbladder operation, we can help.
It has been estimated that more than 4,000 preventable surgical errors occur during surgeries every year. If you've been harmed during surgery, you need to consult with a surgical error attorney. If a surgical sponge used during the procedure is left inside the body, it can lead to infection or other organ damage, cause pain, add expense, and inconvenience the patient. There are still cases where the wrong body site or body part is operated upon, or in which the wrong procedure is performed on the wrong patient.
If you have surgical injuries that were caused by the negligence of a surgeon, you are entitled to compensation. The law firm of Maran & Maran, PC of Newark, New Jersey can pinpoint the negligence that occurred and fight for the maximum amount of compensation for your surgical injuries.
If you've been harmed during surgery, you need the help of legal experts. Call to schedule a no-cost consultation with a surgical malpractice attorney in Newark, New Jersey today. The law firm of Maran & Maran, PC is based in Newark but also serves all of Newark and Essex, Union, Bergen, Middlesex counties and all of Northern New Jersey. Call us at 973-622-5303 and let us be your advocate.