Question Details:A gastroenterologist told me that I have a gall bladder full of gallstones and that my gall bladder needs to be removed. When I went into surgery the surgeon sees that I have no gall bladder. It turns out that I was born without one. What should I do? Do I need to speak with a personal injury attorney? I'm in Pasco County, FL.
You underwent unnecessary surgury because a doctor didn't even check whether or not you even had the organ in question--there is a good chance that you a malpractice claims. Malpractice is when a doctor is negligent, or careless, in a way that violates accepted standards of medical care; diagnosing something that a patient literally cannot have because he or she does not have that body part would seem to be negligent.
In a malpractice suit, you could sue for medical costs, lost income or wages, other out of pocket expenses, and possibly pain and suffering. You should consult with a medical malpractice attorney; good luck. The attorney can verify that you have a case and evaluate what it might be worth and what it might cost to pursue it.