Gastric Bypass Surgery Errors
Gastric Bypass Surgery Errors can be Extremely Serious. Contact an Attorney.
Gastric bypass surgery is a procedure designed to help people overcome potentially health or life threatening obesity by limiting the available capacity of the patient’s stomach; usually through use of a “gastric band” which cinches off part of the stomach. It is a significant and invasive surgery that entails a fairly high level of risk. Complications from gastric bypass surgery can be extremely serious when it is not properly performed. Such surgical errors can result in significant blood loss, infection, pulmonary embolisms and even death.
Medical errors that may cause serious injury to patients who undergo gastric bypass surgery include:
- Failure to diagnose or treat postoperative infections or bleeding
- Failure to diagnose gallstones
- Breakdown of the gastric band during surgery
- Hernias resulting from surgery
- Failure to properly adjust gastric bands after surgery when adjustments are required
Because of the serious nature of complications that arise from errors and negligence in performing gastric bypass procedures, people who have suffered injuries due to gastric bypass surgery errors should immediately contact an experienced medical malpractice lawyer.
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