ERCP Malpractice, or medical malpractice in the use of endoscopic retrograde cholangiopancreatography, can lead to serious injuries. ERCP is a medical process for diagnosing and treating problems with the pancreas, liver, or gallbladder. However, if the procedure is negligently performed, patients treated by ERCP may suffer serious injury. Injuries may include pancreatitis, infections, and internal bleeding.
Who Can Sue
The plaintiff in an ERCP malpractice case is usually the victim of the malpractice. In some cases, another party can be designated to represent the victim, for example if the victim is a child or has a mental impairment.
When You Can Sue
In Florida, the statute requires a victim to sue within two years of the date on which they discover, or reasonably should discover, the injury. There are few exceptions, so it is best to consult with a lawyer before your case gets near the deadline.
- ERCP Malpractice Damages
- Medical expenses
- Lost wages
- Loss of earning capacity
- Pain and suffering
- Loss of consortium
Other types of damages may be awarded. Talk to your attorney about your options.