While I'm not an expert, that seems like EXACTLY the thing that you could sue for. If your town is like any other town, you've got dozens of ambulance-chasing lawyers out there advertising their services. The town I used to live in even had a firm that had a lawyer who is also an RN. You need to start asking around your friends and relatives as to who is a trustworthy personal-injury lawyer, and then go talk to the lawyer.
These sorts of injury lawsuits are almost always done on a split basis where the lawyer gets to keep some percentage of any settlement that you get, usually between 25% and 40%, and if you lose you walk away and owe the lawyer nothing. So you are essentially trying to "sell" the lawyer that there is a strong argument for a big-money payoff, big enough money that the lawyer's take will make it worth his while.
There is also the question as to whether the hysterectomy was necessary. Were you were having problems? What about consent? If you had any idea what kind of life "adhesions" would mean and if you had any idea that an abdominal hysterectomy puts you at something like a 5% to 10% risk of this happening, would you have consented to the surgery at all?
And then there is the question of his surgical technique. An abdominal hysterectomy is more likely to cause adhesions than a laporascopic one, but there are a whole list of things that distinguish a "good" abdominal surgery from a "bad" one, and the lawyer can use depositions to find out if they followed the rules for meticulous surgery, too. Print out that list of surgery techniques and take it with you to the lawyer. And also Helen has posted lots of articles talking about the comparative adhesion risks for various kinds of surgery -- print those out and take them with you, too.
Basically in your meeting with the lawyer you want to make the case that
-- 1) you were injured by the surgery (which you can show with the operative report from the 2nd surgery) and these are significant, life-altering injuries 2) the surgery could have been avoided completely, or done in a different way so as to significantly reduce the probability of injury.
Stay focused on explaining to the lawyer these 2 things. If the lawyer "blows you off" then don't take this as a sign that your case is week. Take this as a sign that you need to refine and focus your argument, and perhaps just find a different lawyer who "gets it" better.
-- cathy :-)