Gall Bladder Surgery Severs Bile Duct

BILE DUCT SEVERED DURING GALL BLADDER SURGERY

Case Overview
Client has gall bladder removed (Cholecystectomy) at Hospital. Surgeon severed the bile duct which required subsequent repair.

Issue
Is this malpractice or just a risk of the surgery?

MEDQUEST EXPERT RESPONSE:

Extremely commonly asked question. Just because the rate by which some event occurs is known, does not mean that it is acceptable. The common bile duct is an inviolate structure. You won’t need to try this case in my opinion. Clearly meritorious. DR MB – General Surgeon