laparoscopic injury n.
Download
Skip this Video
Loading SlideShow in 5 Seconds..
Laparoscopic Injury - G Ericnielson and Associates PowerPoint Presentation
Download Presentation
Laparoscopic Injury - G Ericnielson and Associates

Loading in 2 Seconds...

play fullscreen
1 / 2

Laparoscopic Injury - G Ericnielson and Associates - PowerPoint PPT Presentation


  • 2 Views
  • Uploaded on

“Kathleen” went to her doctor complaining of abdominal pain and severe cramping. The doctor suspected endometriosis and scheduled her for laparoscopic surgery to explore what was going on. This is where a small incision is made in the abdomen and a device known as a trocar is inserted into the abdomen. The trocar is used to cut a small hole through the layers of skin and fat and into the abdominal cavity. A camera is attached to the trocar and allows the doctor to see what is happening inside the body.

loader
I am the owner, or an agent authorized to act on behalf of the owner, of the copyrighted work described.
capcha
Download Presentation

PowerPoint Slideshow about 'Laparoscopic Injury - G Ericnielson and Associates' - gericnielson


An Image/Link below is provided (as is) to download presentation

Download Policy: Content on the Website is provided to you AS IS for your information and personal use and may not be sold / licensed / shared on other websites without getting consent from its author.While downloading, if for some reason you are not able to download a presentation, the publisher may have deleted the file from their server.


- - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - E N D - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
Presentation Transcript
laparoscopic injury

Laparoscopic Injury

Salt Lake City Medical Negligence Lawyer

Salt Lake City, Tooele and Price, Utah

Laparoscopic Injury

“Kathleen” went to her doctor complaining of abdominal pain and severe cramping. The

doctor suspected endometriosis and scheduled her for laparoscopic surgery to explore what

was going on. This is where a small incision is made in the abdomen and a device known as a

trocar is inserted into the abdomen. The trocar is used to cut a small hole through the layers

of skin and fat and into the abdominal cavity. A camera is attached to the trocar and allows

the doctor to see what is happening inside the body.

When Kathleen’s doctor was inserting the sharp blade of the trocar into her abdomen, he

failed to point it away from the vital organs that occupy the abdominal cavity and he pushed

it in too far. Within seconds of pushing the trocar through her skin, the doctor had cut a main

artery that provides blood supply to Kathleen’s right leg and foot.

Luckily for Kathleen a vascular surgeon was called in and he was able to stop the bleeding

and save her life. However, permanent damage was done to one of Kathleen’s nerves. She

was left with a severe “foot drop” that causes her right foot to drag on the ground as she

walks.

In suing the hospital, the doctors, and the manufacturer of the trocar, we were able to help

Kathleen get compensation for the pain and suffering associated with her condition and also

for the fact that she was unable to return to work because of the foot drop.

G. Eric Nielson & Associates, we understand our clients’ frustrations in searching for answers and

difficulties in dealing with preventable injuries. With decades of experience, our attorneys offer

personal attention and skillful representation in medical malpractice lawsuits.

4790 Holladay Blvd, Salt Lake City, UT 84117