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Study identifies malpractice causes in hernia repair

Key clinical point: Damage to surrounding structures is the most common cause of malpractice in hernia repair.

Major finding: Informed consent breach was the cause in more than 15% of malpractice cases.

Study details: An analysis of 430 hernia malpractice cases in the WestlawNext legal database.

Disclosures: Dr. Choudhry had no relevant financial relationships to disclose.


Choudhry A et al. SAGES 2109, Abstract S104.