Gastric bypass has become an increasingly popular choice for those wishing to lose weight and to become healthier. During the weight loss surgery a small pouch is made in the stomach. This restricts the amount of food the individual can take in and so they eat much less than they were previously able to. The reason for the rapid and extreme weight loss is that so many less calories are consumed than were previously being eaten so the weight comes off quickly.
Not every one of these surgeries, however, goes without complications. Although there are risks associated with this surgery, a lawsuit can be filed when there is a medical mistake or error that caused the injury. The Toledo medical malpractice lawyers at the Charles Boyk Law Offices, LLC represent those patients and the families of patients who have suffered severe injuries or even death as a result of a medical mistake made by any of the medical staff.
Gastric Bypass surgery is meant to save a person from dying as a result of weight-related issues. When things go wrong, the patient could suffer severe injuries or even death and the doctor could be to blame.
Medical malpractice during weight loss surgery could include:
- Inexperienced surgeons performing the procedure
- Failure to diagnose and properly treat leakage of gastric fluid
- Failure to diagnose and treat pulmonary embolism
- Failure to diagnose and properly treat gastric bleeding
- Performing surgery on patients who are at high risk for fatal complications
- Failure to properly monitor patients after surgery
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