Our Michigan medical malpractice lawyers represent patients like you who have suffered injuries due to medical mistakes 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 a medical error 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 lawsuit can only be filed when there is a medical error or mistake that caused your injury.
Aortic Graft Procedure
Aortic Graft procedure is the surgical replacement of a portion of the diseased aorta with a graft. For this definition, aorta means the thoracic and abdominal aorta but not its branches. The aorta is the main artery in the body, which carries the blood on the beginning of its journey around the body. The aorta may be weakened by an aneurysm – which is a thinning and bulging of the arterial wall or it may become narrowed by fatty deposits. An operation can be carried out to correct the narrowing or to replace or repair the damaged part of the aorta wall.
Risks of Aortic Graft Procedures
The most common risks of an Aortic Graft procedure are:
- Bleeding or infection
- Infection or emboli
- Kidney failure or loss of limb
- Inadequate blood to bowel or spinal cord
- Myocardial infarction
- Sexual dysfunction
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 negligent treatment or just a normal risk or complication of your procedure.