$1.25 Million Jury Verdict for Negligence in Laparoscopic Cholecystectomy

Ms. Doe, 52, went to a hospital emergency room complaining of abdominal pain. She underwent an ultrasound and was diagnosed as having gallstones. Dr. Roe, a general surgeon, performed a laparoscopic cholecystectomy, during which the doctor encountered an unusual amount of bleeding. The surgeon converted to an open procedure where it was revealed that Ms. Doe’s common bile duct had been clipped and transected. This is the surgical procedure when removing a patient’s gallbladder becomes necessary.

Ms. Doe was transferred to another facility where she underwent emergency surgery to repair injuries to her common bile duct, the hepatic duct and right hepatic artery. Ms. Doe was hospitalized for ten days and the recovery took several months.

Ms. Doe continues to suffer discomfort and pain. She sued Dr. Roe, alleging that the doctor negligently did the laparoscopic surgery by misidentifying bodily structures for cutting.
The jury’s verdict was $1.25 million plus statutory interest.

The attorney successfully handling this matter for Ms. Doe were Patrick Haggan and Nicholas D. Cappiello.

Doe v. Roe General Surgeon, (Undisclosed docket).

Kreisman Law Offices has been handling medical malpractice lawsuits, surgery errors, hospital negligence lawsuits and birth trauma injury cases for individuals, families and loved ones who have been harmed, injured or died as a result of the carelessness or negligence of a medical provider for more than 40 years in and around Chicago, Cook County and its surrounding areas, including Lemont, Tinley Park, Park Ridge, Forest Park, River Grove, Wilmette, Waukegan, Joliet, Aurora, Chicago (Belmont Cragin, Lincoln Square, Old Town, West Loop, Wicker Park, Roscoe Village, Beverly, Hyde Park, Wrigleyville, Lakeview, West Rogers Park, North Lawndale), Flossmoor, Olympia Fields, Hoffman Estates and Prospect Heights, Ill.

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