In recent years, the obesity rate in the United States has climbed up to over 20 percent. This coupled with the recent medical advances in weight loss treatment has led to a huge increase in the popularity of bariatric surgical procedures. Of these procedures, gastric bypass surgery is by far the most common. An estimated 140,000 procedures were performed in 2005 alone.
The relative newness of the procedure coupled with its inherent difficulties makes gastric bypass surgery one of the most dangerous surgical procedures currently performed. Sadly, gastric bypass errors are not uncommon and often arise as a result of medical negligence.
If you or a loved one has suffered an injury because of a gastric bypass error, you may be legally entitled to compensation. Please contact us today for a free consultation with an experienced medical malpractice attorney to learn more about your legal rights.
Gastric Bypass Errors and Complications
The increase in popularity of gastric bypass surgery came with a corresponding rise in gastric bypass errors and injuries. Approximately two percent of gastric bypass surgeries result in death within thirty days , according to a study conducted by the American Medical Association. The study went on to show that almost five percent die within a year .
In addition to death, a gastric bypass error can cause numerous other problems and complications, including:
• Internal leaking
Gastric Bypass Error and Your Legal Rights
If you or a loved one has experienced a serious complication because of a gastric bypass error, you may be eligible to seek compensation for your past and future medical expenses as well as for your pain and suffering.
Please contact us today for a free consultation with an experienced and caring medical malpractice attorney who will thoroughly examine your case, answer all your questions, and make sure you get the compensation you are legally entitled to.
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Surgical Mistakes -Surgical Injuries
Failure To Suspend Medication
Wrong Patient Surgery
Wrong Site Surgery
Plastic Surgery Error
Gastric Bypass Error
Poor Preoperative Care