In the pursuit of losing weight, some physicians have found a way to capitalize on America’s desire to have the perfect body. These physicians forgo standard care practices, take on more patients than they can safely manage, and even skip necessary testing to expedite their patient’s weight loss – all of which put the patient’s health at risk.
Weight loss surgery, known as bariatric surgery, has become a popular surgical procedure for patients who are considered obese. While effective, these procedures are not without their risk. In some cases, this procedure can lead to poor outcomes – and most of those negative results can be prevented.
There are two main types of weight loss surgery:
Most negative outcomes of gastric bypass surgery occur because a physician fails to provide his or her patient with the standard level of care expected. Some common mistakes that lead to serious injury or death include:
There are some risks common to this type of weight loss surgery, which include:
There is a statute of limitations in regards to how long you have to file a medical malpractice claim. If you or a loved one suffered adverse effects from your gastric bypass surgery, or you feel that your physician acted negligently, you may have a case for malpractice and should speak with an attorney immediately. The team at Berkowitz and Hanna LLC understands the struggles and costs associated with surgical errors and postoperative complications. We will work as your advocate to ensure that your medical costs, pain and suffering, emotional distress, and lost wages are compensated.
Contact Berkowitz and Hanna LLC today to schedule a no-obligation case evaluation. Call us or contact us online to get started.