When you went in for your hernia operation, the last thing you probably expected was to suffer further after your surgeon botched your surgery. There are many ways a hernia surgery can go wrong, and the risks should have been explained to you prior to you giving consent for the surgery.
The surgeon or someone else on the surgical team might have made a mistake that caused further injury. Fortunately, you’ll be able to bring a medical malpractice claim against the at-fault parties if their negligence is responsible for the harm you’ve suffered from a botched hernia surgery.
Errors in a Hernia Surgery
You probably need to have a hernia surgery if part of one of your organs has pushed through a portion of your muscles in your abdomen or groin.
A typical hernia surgery would involve repositioning the tissues or organs to put them back where they belong and then repairing the tear they’ve made in your abdomen or groin. Medical negligence in a hernia surgery could occur in the following situations:
- A surgical instrument was left in your body cavity.
- You developed an infection that was left untreated.
- There were anesthesia errors.
- The hernia was misdiagnosed.
- A medical professional failed to practice with an active license.
There are numerous other ways the surgeon or surgical team could have been negligent in their care or treatment during your hernia surgery. Your attorney may secure the expert testimony of another medical professional regarding your surgeon’s negligence to ensure that you get maximum compensation through your medical malpractice claim.
Obtaining a Settlement for a Botched Hernia Surgery
Once we’ve established that your surgeon or another medical professional was negligent, we will calculate the value of your damages. You will be entitled to recover your lost wages, additional medical expenses, and damage to your potential future earnings. You can also be compensated for your pain and suffering, the loss of enjoyment of life, emotional distress, and the loss of companionship and love.
Your attorney will work to ensure that you recover compensation for all current and future damages tied to your botched hernia operation. That way, you are protected if or when you need additional care in the future.
Contact a Chicago Medical Malpractice Lawyer
If you’ve suffered further harm after your surgeon botched your hernia surgery, get in touch with an experienced Chicago medical malpractice lawyer at Lane & Lane, LLC. Our firm will work tirelessly to secure the compensation you deserve. You can schedule your free case review today by calling our office at 312-332-1400 or by filling out the quick contact form below.