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Although gastric bypass surgery is on the rise and many people are using it as a way to get healthy, lose weight, and hopefully save them from weight-related medical problems, there also have been some serious injuries and even deaths surrounding the surgery because of the negligence of certain doctors. During the gastric bypass 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 fewer calories are consumed than were previously being eaten so the weight comes off quickly.
There are risks associated with this surgery, but a medical malpractice lawsuit can occur when there is a mistake made on behalf of the medical personnel that caused serious harm to the patient. Our 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, such is not the case. Errors during the surgery could turn fatal.
Common Types Of Weight Loss Surgery Malpractice
• 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
If you or a loved one have experienced medical malpractice during a gastric bypass weight loss surgery, call our office today to schedule a free consultation. The lawyers at our office are experienced medical malpractice lawyers and will walk you through the process step-by-step. They have also written a book titled “The Ultimate Guide to Medical Malpractice in Ohio.” They will send this information to you free of charge because they believe being informed is the best thing you can do for your case.
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