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. 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.
A hemorhoidectomy procedure is the removal of hemorrhoids. Blood and urine tests are conducted before or on the day of surgery to ensure that you are in good health. A laxative may be required the evening before. You are not to eat or drink anything - including water - for between eight and twelve hours prior to surgery. The hospital or outpatient center requests that you arrive early to do paperwork and get prepared for the procedure.
A spinal anesthesia is used to numb you from the waist down, including the area around the rectum. A general anesthesia may also be used to put you to sleep so that you are not aware of what is going on around you. Both methods help your body to relax as it will be subjected to an intrusive procedure.
Next, the area around your anus and rectum is prepared for hemorrhoid surgery. A doctor may choose to use a scalpel (a sharp, thin knife), a laser, or a cautery pencil (a tool that uses electricity) to perform the hemorrhoids surgery. The procedure consists of the doctor cutting off the hemorrhoids and stitching the area that has been cut. A small cotton pad may be placed on the anus to absorb any drainage at and around the incision area.
Risks of Hemorrhoidectomy Procedures
The most common risks of a Hemorrhoidectomy procedure are:
- Post operative pain, especially with bowel movements
- Temporary/permanent difficulty controlling bowels or gas
- Recurrence of hemorrhoids
- Narrowing of anal opening required repeated dilations
Contact a Michigan Hemorrhoidectomy Medical Malpractice Lawyer
If you suspect that you or a family member have been the victim of medical malpractice from a hemorrhoidectomy 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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