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Hernia Operations Gone Wrong

A hernia is the name given to a weakness within the muscles and tissues surrounding the abdomen wall, which allow the abdomen to protrude and cause significant discomfort to the sufferer. Whilst in a number of cases the protruding organs will be moved back into by place by hand, more often than not surgical intervention is needed. Hernias could become strangulated without surgery, meaning that the organs could lose blood flow and this can, in the worst scenario, prove fatal.

What can go wrong with a hernia operation?

Whilst the vast majority of hernia operations will be hugely successful, there are certain complications associated with this type of surgery. These include:

  • Failure to diagnose the early symptoms of a hernia. A delay in diagnosing these symptoms could result in the hernia worsening, exacerbating pre-existing muscle weakness
  • Damage to the surrounding organs, including nerve damage
  • The patient developing an infection as a result of negligent work practices
  • The hernia returning as a result of surgery being ineffectively applied

What happens next?

The above complications can mean the patient will endure a much longer recovery time, or even develop a new injury, leading to further time off work, loss of earnings and other considerations such as increased childcare costs.

If you or your loved one has suffered as a result of failed hernia surgery and you’d like to discuss your legal options, our experienced clinical negligence solicitors can help. Give us a call today on 0800 122 310 or start a claim online. If you prefer, you can request a call at a time convenient.

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