Find Experienced Gastric Bypass Malpractice Lawyers
As thousands of obese Americans opt for gastric bypass surgery, a growing collection of research suggests that this increasingly popular operation can have a hidden risk: inexperienced surgeons. Surgeons promote laparoscopic surgery to patients as safer than traditional, more invasive surgery. But performing a laparoscopic gastric bypass is so difficult, according to physicians who have tracked the results of their cases, that patients of surgeons who have done fewer than 70 to 100 operations have complications more often and a greater chance of death from those complications than patients of more experienced doctors. These results are exacerbating worries that surgeons are rushing into this area of practice without adequate training. Some hospitals even allow surgeons to operate after one weekend seminar, during which they do a handful of surgeries under the guidance of a more experienced surgeon.
When surgeons began removing gallbladders laparoscopically in the early 1990s, hundreds of patients who suffered complications from an operation previously considered routine filed malpractice claims against their surgeons. Many of these doctors had not undergone much training. The surge in claims occurred three years after the first laparoscopic gallbladder removal, and malpractice specialists expect a similar spike in gastric bypass lawsuit claims from bariatric surgery patients and their families. Even the busiest and longest-running programs in the country see one patient die every 200 to 300 surgeries and a 10 percent complication rate.
What Injuries Are Involved in a Gastric Bypass Malpractice Lawsuit?
These are the most common injuries and illnesses a gastric bypass attorney sees:
- Severe infections
- Digestive problems
- Nutrient deficiencies
- Separation of a reattached intestine
- Intestinal bleeding
Sometimes, a gastric bypass lawsuit is filed on behalf of a family member because the complications from the malpractice proved to be fatal.
Get Experienced Legal Help With Your Gastric Bypass Malpractice Case
At Parker Waichman LLP, our skilled gastric bypass malpractice lawyers are here to make sure victims and loved ones receive adequate compensation for what was lost at the hands of another’s negligence. How much a gastric bypass malpractice lawsuit can be worth will vary depending on the circumstances of the specific case, but our clients can rest assured that we will fight tenaciously to get them compensation that will cover all past, present, and future damages related to their loss.
If you or a loved has been injured during gastric bypass surgery, fill out our online form today or call us at 1-800-YOUR-LAWYER (1-800-968-7529) to get a free case evaluation from a qualified gastric bypass attorney. With our help, you can seek justice and get the compensation you deserve for your injuries.