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Gastric Bypass Malpractices

Surgeries for weight loss can vary in degree of safety and success rate.

The most typically used surgeries for weight loss are the sleeve gastrectomy, the adjustable gastric band surgery, and gastric bypass.

The gastric band and sleeve surgeries, of the three, are the safest by far.

These surgeries, while safe, have the lowest success rate as well, in terms of results in weight loss.

If the patient over eats, the band and sleeve surgeries can be neutralized, to cause a snap of the band, or staples to be extracted.

In helping patients in weight loss, gastric bypass consistently has been a success.

However, in terms of safety, surgery for gastric bypass can be extremely risky, which can result in gastric bypass malpractices.

Being that the small intestine is attached to the esophagus of the patient, due to the nature of gastric bypass procedure, the risk of catastrophic complications arise more than in various other surgeries for weight loss.

When a complication happens, the results are normally problematic, if the patient doesn’t receive immediate treatment.

Patients, as a result, who has sustained a catastrophic injury, followed by gastric bypass surgery, may have the ability to file a lawsuit for gastric bypass malpractice against the surgeon who administered the operation.

After surgery, life can be a challenge when one has to sustain an injury which could’ve been prevented if not for the negligence of a physician.

An attorney with expertise can commit to assisting clients to get back on track through a pursuit of full compensation in a court of law.

Lawsuit for Injury Related to Gastric Bypass Surgery

Gastric bypass surgeries, due to their inherently hazardous nature, can result in patients failing to have grounds for a solid lawsuit in gastric bypass malpractices.

The patient, in order to have a valid lawsuit, must have necessary proof that the physician, prior to, in duration of, and subsequent to surgery, acted negligently.

A physician must have owed the patient a duty of care in order for a physician to have acted negligently.

A legal obligation, a duty of care is when an individual has to act with a particular degree of care when administering likely risky activities.

Lawfully obligated to use a similar degree of care, physicians should treat patients similarly to how a medical professional in the same field would treat individuals.

When a physician neglects to uphold, in the medical field, the accepted standard of care, he or she has breached the duty to that patient.

A breach of duty by a physician is referred to as negligence in gastric bypass malpractices.

The patient, furthermore, must be able to show proof that the negligence of a doctor was responsible directly for the sustained injury.

Injured patients, in addition to showing proof for causation and negligence, must have sustained damages (economic or non-economic) to file a valid lawsuit.

After all, each and everyone of us is entitled to a fair day in court.

Contact us for a free consultation or call Anzalone Law Firm PLLC, at: 603.548.3797

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