Just got back from another emergency call.....I'm getting too old for this ;)
Let me go over your questions in order:
1. There is no way to know what would have happened if the staff had addressed things correctly at first and started you on the correct antibiotics. But I would hope that the outcome would have been better....
2. Long term, once they get the hernia fixed, you should be fine.
3. I don't think so
From what you have posted, In the USA you probably would already have been contacted by a number of solicitors (we call 'em attorneys) interested in your case....
Just make sure you are under the care of an experienced surgeon when it comes time to repair your hernia. You don't want some young doctor just out of training.....
Does this make sense to you?
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Dr. Rick MD FACS
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