Endoscopic retrograde cholangiopancreatography, or ERCP, is a medical process for diagnosing and treating problems with the pancreas, liver, or gallbladder. If this procedure is negligently performed, it may lead to severe, and even life-threatening complications such as pancreatitis, infections, and internal bleeding.
If you or a loved one suffered injury or death from an ERCP procedure, call Dellecker, Wilson, King, McKenna, Ruffier & Sos, LLP as soon as possible. We’ll work to earn you the compensation you deserve.
You Need An Experienced Attorney
Hospitals, doctors, and insurance companies all may have experienced legal counsel on their side. In order to present your best case, and have the best chance to receive the compensation you deserve, you need an experienced attorney, too.
Our attorneys have the experience and knowledge your need to succeed. We’ll help you collect evidence, understand your rights, and determine the value of your case.
In an ERCP malpractice case, the victim may be entitled to compensation for his or her injuries. Compensation may include:
- Pain and suffering: Injured victims may be compensated for disfigurement, mental anguish, loss of capacity to enjoy life, disability, physical impairment, and physical pain and suffering.
- Medical bills: The victim may be entitled to the payment of current and future medical bills caused by the injury. Medical bills may include hospitalization, surgery, physical therapy, and more.
- Lost wages: If the patient has missed time from work due to the injury, he may be entitled to compensation for his lost past wages as well as his loss of future earning capacity due to the injury.
- Loss of consortium: The victim’s spouse may be entitled to compensation if the victim’s injury is so severe that it impedes with his familial or sexual relations.
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In the state of Florida, there are deadlines for filing ERCP malpractice lawsuits. Once the time limit is up, the victim may lose his right to compensation.
It’s best to contact an attorney as soon as possible to review your case and discuss your legal rights.