Gastric Bypass Medical Malpractice

Thousands of people seek weight loss surgery through a gastric bypass or lap-banding. This procedure has helped numerous people get control of their weight and resume a normal, healthy life. Unfortunately, mistakes made during and after gastric bypass surgery are not uncommon, making what should have been a blessing a complete nightmare for victims and their families.

The medical malpractice attorneys at Wapner Newman know exactly what to look for in these cases to prove negligence. If you have been a victim of gastric bypass medical malpractice, we will do everything possible to ensure you are compensated and provided with the resources you need to recover.

Examples of Gastric Bypass Medical Malpractice

All surgeries come with an assumed risk. However, risks such as infection, bleeding, and improper wound healing may be avoided by following your doctor’s postoperative advice. Still, even though you follow your doctor’s advice, they may still make serious mistakes or errors in judgment.

Examples of medical malpractice arising from gastric bypass surgery include:

  • Leaks
  • Surgical errors
  • Failure to acknowledge complaints
  • Excessive pain
  • Medical problems such as blood clotting, kidney failure, or difficulties breathing

If you suffered from these or any other complication following your gastric bypass, you may have cause to file suit. Our attorneys, along with a team of medical experts, will carefully evaluate your case and advise you on your rights.