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Do I Have a Personal Injury Claim for Gastric Bypass Malpractice

Do I have a personal injury claim for gastric bypass malpractice? If this is a question you are considering, it is probably because you had gastric bypass surgery and are experiencing problems and complications resulting from that surgery.

It will probably come as no surprise when you hear how big a problem obesity is in the United States. The latest calculations are that America leads all other countries with more than 30% of the population being regarded as obese. In addition, an almost one/third more of the population is considered to be overweight. This means that almost two out of every three Americans are either obese or overweight.

Dealing with problem

So, how do Americans deal with the problem of obesity or being overweight? Fasting, dieting, exercise, pills, purging and surgery are some of the ways that Americans deal with this problem.

Bariatric surgery is surgical procedures that are done on your stomach or intestines for the purpose of inducing weight loss. Bariatric surgery actually refers to several different types of weight-loss surgery, with gastric bypass being one of the most popular forms of this surgery.

Gastric bypass surgery makes your stomach smaller. As a result, you are not able to eat as much food as you did before the surgery. In addition, gastric bypass changes the way that your stomach and small intestine handle the food you eat.

Does not allow

It does this by not allowing food to go into the parts of your stomach and small intestine that break down food. By doing this, your body does not absorb all of the calories from the food you eat.

If you have a large amount of weight to lose and exercise, dieting and changing your behavior has not worked, gastric bypass may be right for you. However, you should understand that gastric bypass is a very serious type of surgery that has many risks and possible complications. Some of these are:

Abdominal infection or hernia
Post operative leaks
Internal hemorrhaging
Metabolic bone disease
Respiratory arrest
Heart problems

You should also know that gastric bypass is not a “quick fix” for obesity. Dieting and exercise are required after the surgery.

As mentioned at the beginning, you have had gastric bypass and are wondering if you have a personal injury claim for gastric bypass malpractice. This may be because you are experiencing some of the complications just mentioned.

Here are some things that may be grounds for a personal injury claim. These include:

Failure to recognize and act on complications
Failure to diagnose and treat gastric bleed properly
Failure to fully inform you of the risks connected with this type of surgery
Failure to diagnose or treat properly the leakage of gastric fluid
The inexperience of the surgeon who performed the surgery
The surgeon did the surgery in an improper manner
Failure to properly monitor and follow-up with you
You were not a fitting candidate for this kind of surgery.

If you believe you have a personal injury claim for gastric bypass, the wise thing to do is to let a personal injury attorney evaluate your case at no cost or obligation to you.

Article written by James Shugart

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