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Justice for Victims of Gastric Bypass Errors

Gastric Bypass Errors

St. Louis Medical Malpractice Lawyer for Bariatric Surgery Errors

Gastric bypass surgery, also referred to as bariatric surgery or stomach stapling, is the creation of a smaller through surgical means in order to restrict food consumption to a level that is substantially lower than it was before.

The popularity of this procedure as an effective way to lose weight is increasing rapidly in the U.S., with well over 100,000 people choosing the surgery every year. Unfortunately, the procedure can also be very risky, as its popularity has also lead to the rise of doctors performing it who have not been adequately trained or instructed. It is estimated that 1 in 300 people die as a result of the surgery, and countless more are injured.

Errors often made by surgeons performing gastric bypass include:

  • Failure to notice that gastric fluid is leaking
  • Failure to recognize the symptoms of a pulmonary embolism
  • Failure to treat post-surgery bleeding
  • Failure to properly screen patients interested in getting the procedure

A St. Louis personal injury attorney is available to assist you if you have been caused physical harm by a gastric bypass error. They can ensure your rights are protected in the aftermath of your injury and fight for the fair compensation owed to you by the surgeon, surgical staff or hospital.

Medical Malpractice Attorneys

The attorneys at Meyerkord & Meyerkord have a wealth of experience in handling personal injury and medical malpractice cases. We provide the personal and compassionate service to clients that can only come from a family-based law firm that is community-oriented.

If you have been injured or in some way harmed by a gastric bypass error, contact us right away. We can pursue legal action with the goal of recovering the full amount of your damages in a way that is favorable to you and your family.

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