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Adenoidectomy and Tonsillectomy

Our Michigan medical malpractice lawyers represent patients like you who have suffered injuries due to medical mistakes and medical malpractice made by doctors, nurses, and hospitals. Many of these injuries are very serious, often requiring extensive medical treatment and the need for additional surgeries. When medical malpractice causes a death, it can give rise to a Michigan wrongful death lawsuit.

There are risks involved in every medical procedure and not all poor results are due to medical malpractice. A medical malpractice lawsuit can only be filed when there is a medical error or mistake that caused your injury.

Adenoidectomy Procedure

Adenoidectomy is the surgical removal of the adenoids. They may be removed for several reasons, including impaired breathing through the nose and chronic infections or earaches. The surgery is common. It is most often done on an outpatient basis under general anesthesia. Post-operative pain is generally minimal and prevented with an abundance of icy or cold foods, though dairy foods such as ice cream should be avoided, as they coat the back of the throat, encouraging the body to produce phlegm, which can interfere with healing. The procedure can sometimes be combined with a tonsillectomy if needed. Recovery time can range from several hours to two or three days (though as age increases so does recovery time).

Adenoidectomy is not often performed on children aged 1-6, as adenoids help the body's immune system. Adenoids become vestigial organs in adults.

Adenoidectomy is not always beneficial in the long-term as adenoids may return.

Risks of Adenoidectomy Procedures

The most common risks of an Adenoidectomy procedure are:

  • Bleeding
  • Nasal Speech
  • Nasal regurgitation of food or liquids

Although these are common risks, they may also be the result of medical negligence. Our experience medical malpractice lawyers will review your medical chart and determine whether your injury was the result of medical malpractice, negligent treatment or just a normal risk or complication of your procedure.

Contact a Michigan Adenoidectomy/ Tonsillectomy Medical Malpractice Lawyer

If you suspect that you or a family member have been the victim of medical malpractice from an adenoidectomy/ tonsillectomy surgery, you should contact our office immediately to discuss your case. There are strict time limitations for filing medical malpractice cases in Michigan and if you wait too long, your case may be barred forever. Call us now at (800) 606-1717.

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