Maryland medical malpractice attorney Marcus Boston talks about an injury to the bile duct during a single incision laparoscopic cholecystectomy (gallbladder removal).
In this instance, an elderly man presented himself to a general surgeon for the procedure. Once inside, the surgeon noticed an intrahepatic gallbladder and scarring. The surgeon continued with the procedure and cut the bile duct.
After removal of the gallbladder and inspection on the gallbladder bed, the surgeon completed the procedure. After the procedure, the hospital determined that the patient was healing well and discharged the patient.
21 days later the patient returned to the hospital complaining of pain. It was determined that the patient was full of fluid and was jaundice and had to have immediate medical attention.
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