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When simple gallbladder surgeries are botched due to physician error, the result can be life-changing, if not deadly. You have a right to be compensated for pain, suffering and loss by filing a medical malpractice claim.

Davis & Davis, a Houston-based law firm, represents victims of medical malpractice and their families. With significant experience and a record of tangible verdicts and settlements, the attorneys provide compassionate counsel and aggressive advocacy for clients. Contact Davis & Davis to schedule a free consultation.


Gallbladder removal surgery, also known as laparoscopic cholecystectomy or lap chole, is a common medical procedure. By performing the surgery laparoscopically, pain and recovery time can be significantly reduced. Unfortunately, this procedure also increases the opportunity for surgical errors such as:

  • Injury to the common bile duct or other biliary structures
  • Transection of the wrong ductal structures
  • Perforated or nicked bowel

By failing to take a full history into account, to note previous abdominal procedures or to take the time necessary to properly identify the biliary and duct structures, physicians endanger the lives of their patients. Further endangering patients, many doctors performing laparoscopic procedures have not received specialized training and have little to no experience with this form of surgery.


Patients who suffer from gallbladder surgery errors face an extensive and painful journey to healing. For some, they may never fully recover — even after reconstructive surgeries, including end-to-end anastomosis, Roux-en-Y hepaticojejunostomy and ERCP. Some may even require liver transplant. And for some, the “simple” procedure may result in peritonitis (infection) and end in wrongful death.

If you or your loved one suffered from doctor negligence and medical malpractice, you are not alone. At Davis & Davis, we have helped countless individuals and families receive the financial verdicts and settlements they need to enter a new phase of life.


The experienced attorneys at Davis & Davis are committed to providing compassionate care for our clients while fiercely advocating for their rights. Contact us at 713-364-0314 or toll-free at 877-202-0835 for a complimentary consultation.

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