by Michael TarioOctober 22, 2018 Medical Malpractice Blog Bellingham0 comments
Medical Malpractice Lawsuit for Bowel Injury Caused by Hernia Repair Surgery
Hernia surgery is common and has positive patient outcomes the vast majority of the time. This is no comfort to the two percent of ventral hernia surgery patients that experience bowel injuries as result of the procedure however. Bowel injuries can lead to serious complications including sepsis and fistulas and even death. Bowel injuries also increase the length of the hospital stay after hernia surgery from four to seven days and increases the likelihood of reoperations and readmissions.