Advocating for Victims of Laparoscopic Surgery Errors
In the United States, the medical profession is an extraordinary one. The doctors and staff of our hospitals perform life-saving operations and treatments every day. However, complicated surgical procedures can increase the chance that medical malpractice, laparoscopic surgical errors, or negligence may occur. When this happens, it is important to take action, because the only way to improve our healthcare system is for victims to call attention to the mistakes or carelessness of the professionals in whom we place our trust.
There is no such thing as a risk free surgical procedure. Even advanced operative methods, like surgeries performed laparoscopically, present a number of risks. In particular, this sophisticated surgical technique can do more harm than good if carried out by undertrained or careless staff. When this is the case, experienced medical malpractice and laparoscopic surgery lawyer Greg Garland can help. Serving residents in Nebraska, Iowa, and throughout the United States, Greg Garland can make sense of complicated medical cases and get his clients the compensation they deserve.
Laparoscopic Surgery Lawyer – Attorney Greg Garland Helps Victims in Nebraska and Iowa
Laparoscopic surgery is a procedure used to examine and treat medical conditions occurring in the interior of the abdomen. The procedure is popular with patients and doctors because recovery time is often shorter than with traditional invasive surgical methods, and scaring is also minimized. As a result, more than one million people each year undergo a laparoscopic surgery procedure. When negligence causes an error during the laparoscopic surgery, a lawyer can help. Attorney Greg Garland has assisted victims in Nebraska, Iowa, and elsewhere harmed by laparoscopic surgery errors.
What is laparoscopic surgery?
Laparoscopic surgery is performed by a trained surgeon or doctor, usually on an outpatient basis under general anesthesia. During laparoscopic surgery, the medical professional makes one or more small incisions in the patient’s abdomen. The incisions are used to pass medical instruments such as viewing scopes and scissors into the abdominal area. Depending on why the patient is undergoing the laparoscopic surgery procedure, the medical professional may look for abnormalities in the abdominal cavity, remove tissue samples for further testing, repair damage, or drain cysts. Laparoscopic surgery can be used in place of more invasive surgical procedures and is often used to repair hernias and perform tubal ligations. When the laparoscopic surgery is finished, the medical profession will close the incision(s) with stitches.
Laparoscopic surgery is a complex procedure. Often the patient may not realize that medical negligence was the cause of his or her laparoscopic surgery complications. If these complications lead to the death of the patient, the patient’s loved ones may be too burdened with grief and financial matters to realize that the laparoscopic surgery was the cause of the loved one’s death. However, one of the most important steps to take in this situation is consulting an experienced laparoscopic surgery lawyer. Attorney Greg Garland can help victims in Nebraska and Iowa determine if negligence caused their injuries.
A word about medical waivers
Before your laparoscopic surgery procedure you probably signed a medical waiver. If you were harmed during your laparoscopic surgery procedure and signed a medical waiver you may still have the right to recover damages under the law. Signing a waiver does not give the medical professional the legal right to negligently cause you harm. The medical professional may still be liable for damages, regardless of the existence of a signed waiver.
Even if you signed a waiver, if you suspect you were harmed during laparoscopic surgery, please contact attorney Greg Garland’s Nebraska office to discuss your situation.