Laparoscopic Surgical Errors

Laparoscopy is a type of surgery that is designed and marketed to be safer and result in less scaring and bleeding than traditional surgery. In a laparoscopic surgery, the doctor makes a small cut in the patient's belly and inserts a lighted tube. It is called minimally invasive.

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While laparoscopic surgery can yield positive results when done properly, there are risks associated with any surgery. Moreover, while laparoscopic surgery has its advantages, it has disadvantages as well. One of the disadvantages of laparoscopy is that doctors have a limited field of vision using a laparoscope. This can cause problems, including a failure to detect significant problems that may pose a danger to a patient's health.

If you or someone you care about was injured due to laparoscopic negligence, we can help. Call Sokol & Foster, P.C. at 503-575-9683 now for a free case evaluation .

Laparoscopic Negligence can Cause Serious Damage

While all surgeries carry certain risks, some children and adults are seriously injured as a result of physician negligence that goes beyond the normal risks a patient should expect. In the context of laparoscopic surgery, negligence may take several forms, including:

  • Failure to fully remove an unwanted growth or malignancy
  • Removal of too much tissue resulting in damage
  • Making a cut at the wrong location/causing damage to a vital organ or the vascular system
  • Failure to properly advise a patient of surgical risks
  • Ghost surgery/having an undisclosed resident do the actual surgery
  • Negligent post-op care resulting in infection and other complications

If you have been injured as a result of medical negligence, including a laparoscopic surgical error, it is important to contact a lawyer as soon as possible to protect and preserve your rights.

Contact Sokol & Foster in Portland, Oregon

If you or a loved one has been injured as a result of medical negligence, the experienced malpractice attorneys at Sokol & Foster can help. Our firm represents people throughout Oregon and Washington who have been injured as result of medical negligence.

Our founding partner, attorney Larry Sokol, has been handling medical malpractice claims for more than 35 years. To contact our Portland law office, call 503-575-9683, or contact us by e-mail.