In Need of An Endoscopic Retrograde Cholangiopancreatography Injury Attorney in St. Louis, Missouri

Endoscopic Retrograde Cholangiopancreatography Injury Lawyers in St. Louis, Missouri

At The Gogel Law Firm, our St. Louis medical malpractice attorney knows that any professional healthcare procedure can end in injuries when the provider, surgeon, or other physician and/or support staff does not adhere to the duty of care necessary to safely administer treatment — no matter how common the process.

One common type of medical procedure, known as Endoscopic Retrograde Cholangiopancreatography (ERCP), combines upper gastrointestinal (GI) endoscopy and x-rays to treat problems of the bile and pancreatic ducts, according to the National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases.

ERCP is often performed to help relieve the disease in certain types of pancreatitis. However, research has found that significant complications occur in approximately 5-10% of ERCP procedures that often require hospitalization and extensive medical treatment.

If you or someone you love was injured during Endoscopic Retrograde Cholangiopancreatography, or were not informed of the complete risks associated with the procedure, contact our Missouri personal injury attorney today to learn more about your legal rights and options to hold your healthcare provider liable for your damages.

Why Undergo an Endoscopic Retrograde Cholangiopancreatography?

Doctors use Endoscopic Retrograde Cholangiopancreatography to diagnose and treat problems of the bile and pancreatic ducts.

Common healthcare issues that require ERCP may include, but are not limited to:

  • Blockages or Narrowing of the Pancreatic Ducts.
  • Blockages or Stones in the Bile Ducts.
  • Acute or Chronic Pancreatitis.
  • Pancreatic Pseudocysts.
  • Fluid Leakage from the Bile or Pancreatic Ducts.
  • Infection in the Bile Ducts.
  • Tumors or Cancers of the Bile Ducts or Pancreas.

Undergoing Endoscopic Retrograde Cholangiopancreatography can come with substantial risks that must be explained thoroughly by your physician or team of physicians, so they can obtain your informed consent before administering the procedure.

If you did not provide your informed consent or suffered a personal injury because your healthcare provider failed to uphold his or her duty of care during treatment, contact our experienced medical malpractice attorneys in St. Louis today for help.

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What are the Risks Associated with ERCP Procedures?

The risks of ERCP complications may include, but are not limited to:

  • Abnormal Reaction to the Sedative, Including Respiratory or Cardiac Problems.
  • Collection of Bile Outside the Biliary System, called Biloma.
  • Excessive Bleeding/Hemorrhaging.
  • Infection of the Bile Ducts or Gallbladder.
  • Perforation in the Bile or Pancreatic Ducts,
  • Perforation in the Bile or Pancreatic Ducts,
  • Tears in the Lining of the Upper Section of the Small Intestine, Esophagus, or Stomach.
  • Tissue Damage from X-Ray Exposure.
  • Wrongful Death.

If you or someone you love was injured or lost their life during an Endoscopic Retrograde Cholangiopancreatography procedure in Missouri, contact our St. Louis medical malpractice attorney today to review your case by calling (314) 370-8173 or online to schedule a free consultation to learn more about your legal rights and options to pursue the best outcome for your unique case.

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