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How To Know If You Have A Medical Malpractice Case After A Hemorrhoid Surgery

Medical errors for inpatients are unfortunately very common. Many patients do not realize that they are the victims of medical errors and will fail to hold the surgeon accountable as a result. One type of surgery that might lead to health complications is hemorrhoid surgery. It is a necessary surgery in many cases but also must be carried out by a careful and well-trained surgeon. If the surgery fails due to negligence, you might have a medical malpractice case.

Why You Might Have Needed Hemorrhoid Surgery

A hemorrhoid is a swollen vein found in the rectum or anus. If you are suffering from chronic hemorrhoids, your condition is likely to worsen over time unless you undergo surgery to have it removed.

If this surgery is not performed properly, you might suffer from bleeding, fecal incontinence, and a loss of the ability to control your own gas. You may experience severe pain, especially during bowel movements. Your hemorrhoids might return and you may need follow-up surgery. Your anal opening might also dilate and you might need regular dilations to correct this problem.

Your Right to Compensation

As a result of your suffering and the additional medical bills you might need to pay for, you may be entitled to compensation for medical malpractice. However, your surgery going poorly is not enough for you to be entitled to compensation for your injuries. You will also need to prove that the surgeon was negligent. 

Fortunately, when you contact a medical malpractice attorney and explain your situation, they will be able to determine whether you are likely to have a case. A medical malpractice law firm may also have expert witnesses who are knowledgeable about hemorrhoids and the actions that should have been taken by a reasonable surgeon.

An Example of a Failed Hemorrhoid Surgery Malpractice Claim

Your doctor might not have informed you about one of the potential risks of the surgery and may not have informed you about other options that were available. However, you will want to act quickly.

For one, there is a statute of limitations that requires that you file a lawsuit within a specific time frame. Also, you will want to act quickly before evidence disappears that could be used to support your claim for why you deserve compensation for your hemorrhoid surgery. Reach out to a medical malpractice attorney near you to see if you have a case. 

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