These surgical/hospital injuries will probably become part of your workers' comp claim. You may also want to talk to a medical malpractice lawyer in a few weeks if these situations do not clear up by then. Good luck to you.
I have seen inguinal hernias, umbilical hernias, hiatal hernias, and even ventral hernias. I have never seen a shoulder hernia. You will somehow have to make a connection between your brachial plexus injury and your hernia surgery, which may be hard because you were unconscious.
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If the surgery caused the Brachial Plexus injury, that will be covered by workers' compensation. You may also have a medical negligence claim for that injury but it will be subject to a workers' compensation lien. You need to consult a qualified Virginia attorney as soon as possible.
Feel free to contact me. My firm handles Virginia Workers' Comp and Medical Malpractice claims.
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