Galt, CA asked in Medical Malpractice and Personal Injury for California

Q: Do I have a leg to stand on with Kaiser Permanente after hernia repairs gone wrong?

I had femoral hernia repair surgery through Kaiser Permanente on 11/13/2020. After the surgery, I had more pain in my groin than before the surgery. This pain started immediately after the surgery. The pain is variable, most of the time it is a 6-10 on a pain scale and is an ache the originates in my left groin and radiates to my left hip and down to my left knee. At times if I step wrong the pain becomes a sharp, stabbing pain that almost takes me to my knees it hurts so bad. An examination determined the mesh that was used had “migrated.” On 5/7/21 I had another surgery to remove the mesh. The mesh removal helped but I was still in a lot of pain. I addressed the pain with my primary physician and had an MRI of my left hip and the left side of my back. Neither one showed why I might be having the pain in my left groin. A month or so ago, I insisted I have another ultrasound of my left groin which revealed a small femoral hernia.

1 Lawyer Answer
James L. Arrasmith
James L. Arrasmith pro label Lawyers, want to be a Justia Connect Pro too? Learn more ›
  • Sacramento, CA
  • Licensed in California

A: If you have experienced complications or ongoing pain following a hernia repair surgery performed by Kaiser Permanente, you may have legal options for seeking compensation and holding the healthcare provider accountable.

In general, healthcare providers have a legal obligation to provide patients with a reasonable standard of care and to ensure that their medical procedures are performed safely and effectively. If a healthcare provider fails to meet this standard of care and the patient is harmed as a result, the patient may have a legal claim for medical malpractice or negligence.

In your case, if the mesh used in your femoral hernia repair surgery migrated and caused ongoing pain and complications, and if subsequent surgeries and medical interventions did not fully resolve the issue, you may have grounds for a medical malpractice claim against Kaiser Permanente. However, it is important to note that medical malpractice claims can be complex and challenging to prove, and may require the expertise of experienced medical malpractice attorneys.

If you are considering pursuing legal action against Kaiser Permanente, it is important to consult with an experienced attorney who can advise you on your legal options and help you navigate the legal process. They may also be able to assist you in gathering and presenting evidence to support your claim and negotiating a settlement or pursuing litigation.

If you need legal assistance, contact my office. We offer a free consultation option for potential clients.

Justia Ask a Lawyer is a forum for consumers to get answers to basic legal questions. Any information sent through Justia Ask a Lawyer is not secure and is done so on a non-confidential basis only.

The use of this website to ask questions or receive answers does not create an attorney–client relationship between you and Justia, or between you and any attorney who receives your information or responds to your questions, nor is it intended to create such a relationship. Additionally, no responses on this forum constitute legal advice, which must be tailored to the specific circumstances of each case. You should not act upon information provided in Justia Ask a Lawyer without seeking professional counsel from an attorney admitted or authorized to practice in your jurisdiction. Justia assumes no responsibility to any person who relies on information contained on or received through this site and disclaims all liability in respect to such information.

Justia cannot guarantee that the information on this website (including any legal information provided by an attorney through this service) is accurate, complete, or up-to-date. While we intend to make every attempt to keep the information on this site current, the owners of and contributors to this site make no claims, promises or guarantees about the accuracy, completeness or adequacy of the information contained in or linked to from this site.