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What to know about duct bile injuries

It is believed that bile duct injuries may occur in up to 1 percent of gallbladder surgeries conducted in Arizona and elsewhere in America. If the bile duct is injured, it may lead to a structure caused by scarring that narrows the duct. Symptoms of a bile duct injury may be felt either immediately after a procedure or many months after it takes place.

Vomiting, constant pain and fever are among the most common symptoms of such a condition. Individuals may notice signs of jaundice as well. When a bile duct injury occurs, it can lead to bile flowing back into the liver. It can also cause hepatic artery issues as well in about 20 percent of cases. One sign of a potential bile duct injury is the fact that a patient is recovering slowly from a procedure involving the gallbladder.

If an individual feels pain or other symptoms after a gallbladder or any other type of surgery, it may be a good idea to see a health care professional. It may be possible for a patient to be experiencing an infection or scarring that may lead to mild or severe pain. Depending on what caused the worsened condition over time, it may be possible to file a medical malpractice claim against the surgeon who conducted the surgery.

Other parties may also be deemed liable for the pain or other symptoms that a person experienced after surgery or any other medical treatment. If it can be proven that negligence caused an error to occur, a patient may be entitled to recover a variety of damages. Compensation may be available to pay for medical bills, recoup lost wages and also make up lost future earnings if the injury makes it impossible to return to work.

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