A hernia can be a painful condition, and it has happened to many men and women as children, teens or adults. But the primary care physician needs to be aware of the risks of a hernia, and not botch or fail to detect a hernia on an individual.
If a person does have a hernia, there will be a bulge or tear in the individual’s abdominal wall. At that point, the person’s intestines may start to protrude outwards, and there can be serious pain resulting from experiencing this condition. For this reason, it is critical that medical personnel do not miss the diagnosis of a hernia on men and women presenting with pain in the abdominal region.
How Are Hernias Repaired?
Inguinal hernia repair is considered to be a common surgical procedure to fix a hernia. There are nearly a million of these procedures performed each year. The inguinal hernia is an opening of the myofascial plain on the oblique and transversalis muscles in the area of the groin. A groin hernia can be one of several types, including:
- Femoral based on the location of the hernia
If you have suffered a hernia that was misdiagnosed or not diagnosed at all by your primary care provider, you need to give us a call. We can go over your personal injuries and talk to you about your case for a failure to detect a hernia.
Symptoms of a Hernia in Men and Women
The symptoms of a hernia are a bulge or pain in the area of the groin. Other symptoms for a hernia include:
- Swelling in the abdomen
- Burning in the groin area
- Pinching in the groin area
- Pain down one leg
- Pain trying to lift something
- A bulge that gets bigger over a few weeks
- Dull aching sensations in the area of the hernia
- Feeling full when urinating
- Signs of a possible bowel obstruction
Men and women can have a hernia. Men have more inguinal hernias and women have more femoral hernias, although both genders can experience each type. Many times, an indirect hernia will happen more often on the right side, as opposed to the left side of the body. It may be that the person has a hernia as a result of family history, or from specific diseases such as chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD).
Missing a Hernia Diagnosis
It is quite possible that a doctor will miss a diagnosis of a hernia. This may be because there were not enough tests prescribed to determine if the hernia existed or not. Common testing to rule out a hernia might include:
- Physical examination
- Radiologic modalities
- Computed tomography (CT)
In the event that your doctor has missed diagnosing a hernia for you, and you are suffering great personal injuries as a result, you need to call our legal team this afternoon. We can talk to you about initiating a lawsuit on the merits of your case. We know that you still need time to heal, and there is time to start your lawsuit as you heal from your injuries. We are here for you; all it takes is the first call to us to start the process of recovery.
Repairs to a Hernia Can Be Invasive Surgical Procedures
The repair of a hernia can be with an invasive surgical procedure. These interventions include:
- Tissue repairs
- Prosthetic repairs
- Laparoscopic repairs
- Transabdominal preperitoneal procedure (TAPP)
- Total extraperitoneal procedure (TEP)
A surgeon needs to be versed, educated and practiced in the use and performance of laparoscopic hernia repairs. Some estimates suggest that it takes up to 250 laparoscopic hernia repair surgeries for a surgeon to reach the optimum proficiency to make this type of surgical repair on a patient. If you have been seriously injured when a doctor missed the diagnosis of a hernia, you need to call us at the DTLA Law Group. We can go over your claim and discuss your lawsuit with you.
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“Help, My Doctor Missed Diagnosing My Hernia, and I Am Still in Pain!
If you have had a doctor who missed diagnosing your hernia, you need to call us at the DTLA Law Group right now. We are able to discuss your claim for a missed diagnosis and for personal injuries related to your hernia. We are highly trained and experienced attorneys in Los Angeles, and we are ready to help you as soon as you make the call to us.
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