Case Conclusion Date: 11.01.1999
Practice Area: Medical Malpractice
Outcome: Confidential Settlement
Description: Our client had surgery to remove her gall bladder, called a laparoscopic cholecystectomy (gallbladder removal). During the surgery, the surgeon accidentally cut the duodenum (the first part of the small intestine) causing a bile leak and infection. She was taken to surgery again, but during that surgery, the surgeon accidentally cut the common bile duct causing another bile leak, peritonitis and sepsis. Ultimately, she required a colostomy and bag to evacuate her stool. We filed a medical malpractice case against the doctors and hospital involved in the surgeries and obtained an excellent settlement for our client.