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Laparoscopic Negligence

While laparoscopic techniques have many advantages, such as not being as invasive as open procedures, there are situations in which an open procedure, and not a laparoscopic procedure, should be utilized and other situations in which a laparoscopic procedure should be converted to an open procedure due to complications. Another area of laparoscopic negligence in which we have been involved in is the failure of a physician to realize that he or she made a serious mistake during laparoscopic surgery, and the subsequent failure to recognize symptoms suggesting that a mistake was made. Lastly, numerous laparoscopies involve a failure to properly visualize the patient’s anatomy.