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Ultrasound mistake

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  • Posted By: Citysurfboy
  • November 23, 2009
  • 06:09 PM

I have just gone under the knife for a hernia repair supposedly for an Aguinal hernia picked up by ultrasound by a Dr at my local hospital. I asked what the options were at the ultrasound to fix it, I was clearly advised the only option was surgery.

When I was opened up, I had asked for a spinal (thankfully) and the surgeon questioned me who had done the ultrasound, as there was def no hernia.. To say he was un-happy is an understatment. Even the duty doctor, had heard about it, and said she was surprised...

Do I have a claim for wrong diagnosis?? and what are the best steps please?? Any advice would be helpful..

Thanks in advance.

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