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.