Gastric Bypass Surgery Is a Complicated Procedure
Bariatric surgery or gastric bypass surgery can lead to serious complications. Whether the purpose of the surgery is weight loss or to correct gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD) or acid reflux disease, complications can increase your risk of long-term side effects after surgery. If you have been harmed by medical malpractice after your bariatric or nissen fundoplication surgery, an experienced personal injury attorney can help you bring a case for compensation.
Huntington, West Virginia, attorneys will investigate the cause of your bariatric surgery complications. If your doctor was to blame for complications that you face after a weight-loss surgery, we will help you recover compensation. We also work with patients that had bariatric surgery to improve severe acid reflux. Contact Greene Ketchum medical malpractice lawyers today.
Serious Complications Can Follow Bariatric Surgery
Bariatric surgery includes stomach banding, stapling and lap band surgery. Smaller clinics that perform bariatric surgery may not have the resources to provide you with quality care after your surgery. Complications that can occur after bariatric surgery include:
- Pulmonary Embolism or blood clots
- Heart attack
- Leaks from the stapling or band
Without sufficient medical equipment and a properly staffed medical facility, you may be at risk for greater complications. We will help you get compensation for your medical bills and lost wages. The medical malpractice lawyers at Greene Ketchum have more than 60 years of experience.
The law firm also works with families of individuals who died as a result of an error during bariatric surgery. The wrongful death lawyers are vigilant in working to determine the cause of the death.