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.
Hernia Repair Procedure
A hernia repair is known medically as a herniorrhaphy (HER-nee-OR-uh-fee). There are two techniques in use today.
Open Herniorrhaphy: In this approach, the doctor makes a single long incision over the hernia, removes the protruding sac if necessary, and sews the torn muscle closed. Man-made mesh may be applied to the inside of the muscle wall to further strengthen it. The operation typically takes between 1 and 2 hours.
Laparoscopic Herniorrhaphy: This version of the procedure is accomplished through two small incisions, one in the abdomen, the other close to the hernia. With the aid of a tiny-lighted scope, the surgeon uses miniature, remote-controlled surgical instruments to make the repair from within the abdomen. Like an open herniorrhaphy, the procedure lasts 1 to 2 hours.
Risks of Hernia Repair Procedures
The most common risks of a Hernia Repair procedure are:
- Recurrence of hernia
- Injury to or loss of testicle or spermatic cords
- Nerve injury resulting in numbness or chronic pain