- Trief & Olk Obtains Settlement in Lap Choly Claim
Trief & Olk represented a retired man in a rural court who suffered damage to his common bile duct and common hepatic duct when a surgeon continued to dissect his anatomy, despite the surgeon’s inability to identify the anatomy that he was cutting.
- FDA Safety Communication – ERCP Duodenoscopes Design May Impede Effective Cleaning
The FDA recently issued an FDA Safety Communication alerting medical care providers that ERCP duodenoscopes may be the exposing their patients to dangerous, hard to treat infections, due to difficulty cleaning the duodenoscopes between procedures. The Communication states that “the complex design of the ERCP endoscopes (also called duodenoscopes) may impede effective reprocesseing.” “Reprocessing” refers ...
- Roux-en-Y Reconstruction for Lap Choly Injuries During Gallbladder Surgery
One of the more common laparoscopic cholecystectomy repairs Trief & Olk has encountered due to medical malpractice is a surgery known as a Roux-en-Y reconstruction, or simply a Roux-en-Y. During a Roux-en-Y, the hepatic or biliary duct is connected directly to the small intestines. The purpose is to compensate for the inability for bile to ...
- Trief & Olk Reaches Sizeable Settlement in New Jersey Lap Choly Claim
Trief & Olk recently reached a settlement of $875,000 in a medical malpractice laparoscopic cholecystectomy (“lap choly”) claim in Passaic County, New Jersey.
- Trief & Olk Reaches Settlement on Complex Lap Choly Claim
Trief & Olk recently reached a settlement of $475,000 on a complex medical malpractice laparoscopic cholecystectomy claim in Queens County, New York. Unlike some of the more typical laparoscopic cholecystectomy cases, the recent case did not involve claims of a transected common bile duct.
- Time is of the Essence for Laparoscopic Cholecystectomy Repair
When patients suffer from complications following a laparoscopic cholecystectomy, it is extremely important to obtain immediate medical care. Patients, however, sometimes do not get the care they need because of absent doctors, or unsupported opinions by medical staff that the complaints are part of the natural healing process, will resolve spontaneously, or are the result ...
- New York Laparoscopic Gallbladder Surgery Lawyer
Modern science has revolutionized the way doctors perform surgeries and has drastically shortened patients’ recovery times. The advent of laparoscopic surgery in 1989 meant patients would have smaller scars and less-invasive surgeries, and that’s the case for most patients.
- New York Gallbladder Surgery Lawyer
When you visit the hospital for a routine surgery, you assume that the doctors and nurses there are professionals who will provide excellent care. That’s not always true. Even though gallbladder surgery is one of the most common procedures performed in the United States, complications still sometimes happen.
- New Jersey Laparoscopic Gallbladder Surgery Attorney
Errors can occur in any surgery, even during common surgeries such as a gallbladder removal. Surgeons use a laparoscopic procedure in gallbladder surgery, also known as laparoscopic cholecystectomy (LC), for 90 percent of patients.
- Laparoscopic Gallbladder Surgery Lawsuit in New York
For patients suffering from gallstones, relief is available in the form of laparoscopic gallbladder surgery, also referred to as Laparoscopic Cholecystectomy (LC). This procedure removes the gallbladder and gallstones, and is less invasive than traditional gallbladder surgery.
- Gallbladder Surgery Lawsuit in New York
Living with discomfort and pain is frustrating, and most people suffering from gallstones don’t hesitate to opt for laparoscopic gallbladder surgery. It’s such a common procedure and can be completed on an outpatient basis.
- Gallbladder Surgery Attorney in New Jersey
The death or severe injury of a loved one is shocking, especially when he or she had scheduled a routine, outpatient surgery and was expected to return home later that day. Gallbladder surgery is commonly a laparoscopic procedure today.
- When it Comes to Laparoscopic Surgery, Complications Arise or Doctors are Negligent
There are occasions when complications arise or doctors are negligent, resulting in serious injury to the patient. In these circumstances, it is important to understand what went wrong during the surgery to determine if the bad result was a normal risk or was caused by the medical negligence of the surgeon.