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Another common type of medical malpractice occurs with gastric bypass surgery. Gastric bypass surgery is being used to treat people who are obese. The surgery involves stapling or removing part of the stomach, and therefore, bypassing the normal route from the stomach to the intestine.
Gastric bypass surgery is very difficult to perform, which makes medical malpractice more common in this type of surgery. Additionally, sometimes doctors choose to perform this elective surgery on patients who do not have the health to withstand it, or doctors choose to perform this elective surgery at facilities that are not properly equipped to care for the obese. If complications develop during or after the surgery and a surgeon fails to properly diagnose and act immediately to remedy the patient, severe injury, or wrongful death can occur.
Speaking with an experienced medical malpractice lawyer can help you understand whether you or a loved one has been a victim of gastric bypass medical malpractice.
If you are unable to travel, a personal injury lawyer can visit you in the hospital or at your home. Call 480-898-9700 or contact a medical malpractice lawyer online today to discuss your potential case; the initial consultation is free.