We entrust physicians and other health care professionals not only with our own lives, but also with the lives of our loved ones. According to the September 2013 issue of the Journal of Patient Safety, between 210,000 and 440,000 patients die in the United States every year due to incidences of medical malpractice. If you believe that you or a member of your family has been seriously injured by an act of medical malpractice, or if you have lost a family member due to such an incident, don’t wait to get help.
Millions of Americans have been diagnosed with gallstones. These solid, tiny, crystalline masses form in the bile ducts or the gallbladder and can cause not only infection, jaundice, and pancreatitis, but also tremendous pain. They also often require surgical intervention. Modern medical technology allows for the removal of gallstones through a technique called laparoscopic cholecystectomy, in which the gall bladder is removed using fiberoptic surgical technology. Laparoscopic cholecystectomy, like other laparoscopic interventions, involves minimally invasive surgical techniques. In fact, laparoscopic surgery is often called keyhole surgery because the incisions involved are generally smaller than 1.5 cm in length.