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Many people are relieved to hear that the surgeries they need can be performed laparoscopically because the procedure seems less risky than traditional surgery. Laparoscopic surgery, however, carries its own risks that can cause serious bodily harm and even death. If you or a loved one has been injured due to something that happened during laparoscopic surgery, you may have a medical malpractice claim. At The O’Keefe Firm, we offer the services of some of the most experienced laparoscopic surgical error attorneys in Ohio.Laparoscopic surgery, a category of what is called minimally invasive surgery, involves the use of cameras and other visual equipment to operate on the abdominal region without making large incisions. The major types of surgery in which it is most commonly used include:
Many of the risks of laparoscopic surgery, including vascular and bowel injuries, are considered normal and acceptable in some circumstances. However, surgeons and other doctors may commit malpractice when they fail to identify and treat these injuries before it is too late.
Other risks of laparoscopic surgery, such as electrical burns and organ perforation, can usually be avoided when surgeons and operating room staff follow the correct procedures. Unfortunately, these procedures are sometimes ignored, resulting in serious injuries.
If you have been seriously injured or have lost a loved one as a result of a laparoscopic surgical error, contact us today to schedule a free, no-obligation consultation. You will not pay any attorney’s fees unless our firm helps you get compensated for the harm done to you.