Gastric Bypass Surgery Lawsuits
It is estimated that over 90,000 people will have gastric bypass surgery for the treatment of obesity this year.
The fatality rate for gastric bypass surgery is believed to be as many as 1 in 200 patients. This rate is nearly twice the rate of other major operations of similar complexity, and many attorneys believe the rate of deaths from the procedure could be even higher.
As the number of people electing to have gastric bypass surgery increases, so do the number of medical malpractice claims.
In recent legal settlements, gastric bypass surgery patients were the victims of the following types of medical malpractice:
It is important to remember that
gastric bypass is not a cosmetic surgery but a treatment option
for people suffering from obesity.