Below is a sampling of verdicts and settlements in laparoscopic cholecystectomy (lap chole) and gallbladder removal cases. Most of these cases involve a bile duct or other injury while removing the gallbladder. None of these verdicts involve da Vinci robotic surgery but these cases are certainly growing and will start coming to trial in the near future.
Reading over the facts and verdicts below may give you an idea of the potential value of your case. That is why we have compiled these verdicts. But while we believe these cases demonstrate what we consider to be normal outcomes, each case is unique. Your case will present different circumstances that may alter your outcome. It is also important to note that this compilation is not exhaustive and we have excluded numerous cases - including defense verdicts.
These verdicts underscore that the issue in these cases is often damages. Thankfully, many patients recovery quickly from these botched gallbladder surgery cases and do not have any permanent injuries. Malpractice lawyers struggle with these claims, trying to figure out where the bar should be in terms of how serious the injuries must be to bring a lawsuit.
Our law firm is based in Maryland but we handle these cases all over the country, working with local attorneys in the right cases. We have included some of these verdicts and settlements below.
- Overview of lap chole gallbladder removal malpractice cases generally
- Video to help you better understand what types of cases are viable medical negligence claims
- $1 Million Miller & Zois Gallbladder Surgery Verdict (our recent laparoscopic cholecystectomy verdict)
Our malpractice lawyers handle cases where the bile duct is cut or damaged during surgery when serious injury is caused to the patient. If you or a loved one suffered from complications as a result of an error or mistake during gallbladder surgery, call our malpractice lawyers at 800-553-8082 or get a free online consultation.
- Sample Expert Report (in a cut common bile duct malpractice case)
- Request for Admission (tailored for lap chole case)
- Common Defenses to Bile Duct Injury Lawsuits
- Advice for Doctors Before Performing a Lap Chole Procedure (if followed, it would substantially reduce lap chole malpractice claims)