Are you suffering from sepsis after gallbladder surgery, and if so, is this always going to be medical malpractice in the state of Maryland? Because many people think that a bad result is always going to mean medical malpractice, it is my hope in this article to shed light on the issues which must analyzed when looking to bring a medical malpractice case in Maryland based on an injury following a gallbladder surgery.


Below I will discuss how to not only prove medical malpractice in Maryland, but some of the key areas of review for a medical malpractice attorney looking to investigate such claims. In addition, why a bad result will not always mean medical malpractice.





Proving medical malpractice in Maryland is a multi-step process. You must show that your treating doctor fell below the standard of care, causing your injury. Without this being proven, you will not be successful with your case.


Maryland medical malpractice attorneys use other medical experts to prove the above elements. These medical experts will review the records and all other relevant information and reach a conclusion. The experts will then be used to testify in court regarding their opinions. Because a doctor can do everything right and a patient can still have a bad outcome, Maryland law does not automatically make bad results malpractice. Therefore, the testimony as to the standard of care and causation are necessary.




What is sepsis? Sepsis can be the body’s reaction to a severe infection. Patients who suffer an injury following a gallbladder removal can sometimes face sepsis. Sepsis can be a serious medical condition which can lead to multi organ failure, and in some cases, death.


During many of our gallbladder calls, what we find is that the doctors, moving laparoscopically to remove the gallbladder, injure the common bile duct. Doctors are supposed to work and cut the cystic duct but can sometimes injure the bile duct. If the bile duct is injured, then leakage for the bile duct can enter the patient’s abdominal cavity. As a result, this build up can lead to massive infection and sepsis can occur, among other things.


One of the main areas of analysis will be what did the doctors do? Did the doctors notice the injury to the bile duct and begin repair? Or did the doctors not notice the injury and close the patient up with the leak. In addition, does the operative notes reveal, for example, that the doctor did not encounter any complications when clearly the bile duct was injured? These are but some of the areas that must be investigated before concluding that a gallbladder injury case is viable.




If you would like to speak with me further about sepsis after gallbladder surgery, this is what I invite you to do.


Pick up the phone and give me a call. I can be reached at 301-850-4832. I answer Maryland birth injury and medical malpractice questions just like yours all the time and I will be happy to listen to your story.


Marcus B. Boston, Esq.

Boston Law Group, LLC

2 Wisconsin Circle, Suite 700

Chevy Chase, Maryland 20815


1-833-4 BABY HELP


Marcus Boston is a Maryland medical malpractice attorney who helps people navigate the Maryland childbirth injury and medical malpractice process to get money for their injuries caused by the carelessness of doctors and hospitals. BLG handles cases in Prince George’s County, Baltimore City, Montgomery County, Howard County, Anne Arundel County, and all other Maryland Counties.