hello, on Jan 31st I had my gallbladder removed laparoscopically around 11:3am when the surgery was set to began, I woke up around 1:15pm groggy with little pain and the nurse rushed me in recovery to sit up and asked was I ready to put my clothes on, I was rushed out after my surgery and discharged at 1:30pm and wheeled down. 3 am the next day was in so much pain and called the sugeron and told him how bad abdomen pain and couldn't move, he said take the pain meds in hung up in my face, I did and hours later same pain in which I called 911 and was rushed to a different hospital, a day later after testing they found fluid then a second surgery showed a knicked intestines hole that was repaired, my new surgeon informed the first suergon and kept him updated and was supprised the 1st didn't reach out to me after he was informed of the mistake, and kept updated on my condition during my 12 day hospital admission, is the sugeron worried and was my surgery just rushed causing the mistake? My mom said I was in recovery less then 45 minutes before being pushed to get dressed and handed discharge papers soon after the surgery
Well that sounds like a nightmare! I do think that a consult with an attorney is called for. When did this happen? There are very strict rules about how long you have to make a claim for medical malpractice.
Keep in mind that the time in which you have to bring you claim, if there is one, is only one year. Act quickly. Best of luck to you.
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Such a complication is a known and forseeable risk of laparoscopic cholecystectomy. Hence establishing negligence for such a complication may be a challenge. Furthermore, since you went to the second facility and received prompt care, your chances of making a full recovery are quite high, hence mitigating your damages. But all anyone can do on this forum is speculate based upon a few lines of information. Gather your medical records and consult local counsel for actual clarity. Best of luck.
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