It’s important to know the facts of NJ and New York Gastric Bypass Malpractice. Many people who struggle with extra weight and are repeatedly unsuccessful at dieting turn to gastric bypass (weight loss surgery) as a solution. In fact, as Americans have become more and more concerned about their health and weight, the number of people opting for gastric bypass surgery has increased significantly.
Unfortunately, complications, serious injuries and even deaths resulting from the surgery have also increased. As with any type of surgery, careless doctors and negligent medical practices can turn your attempt at better health and a healthier lifestyle into a medical nightmare.
Signs of Possible Gastric Bypass Malpractice
Although gastric bypass surgery is considered the “gold standard” of weight loss surgery, like gastric banding and sleeve gastrectomy, it can lead to serious medical problems. Since it is a technically complex operation, complications can occur after surgery. In addition, the bypass can lead to nutritional deficiencies that can have serious effects on your overall health.
Not all problems following gastric bypass surgery are instances of medical malpractice; however, there are many recognizable signs that gastric bypass malpractice has occurred:
- Your doctor failed to respond immediately to your complaints about problems after surgery.
- You had post-operative leaking that resulted in infection.
- You experienced excessive pain shortly after the surgery.
- You were adversely affected by serious complications such as clotting, difficulty breathing, or kidney problems.
- Your doctor did not monitor your post-operative recovery.
New York and New Jersey Gastric Bypass Malpractice Attorneys with 30+ Years’ Experience
If your health has been compromised following gastric bypass surgery, you should contact a knowledgeable, experienced New Jersey / New York Gastric Bypass Malpractice attorney. At Simonson Goodman & Platzer, we know how difficult dealing with health problems after weight loss surgery can be, and we want to help you get the compensation you deserve.
Paul Simonson, a partner of our law firm, is one of the country’s leading experts on gastric bypass surgery malpractice. His accomplishments in the field of gastric bypass surgery malpractice have been acknowledged by Harvard University, where Mr. Simonson has lectured to the doctors who actually perform the weight loss surgery.
Call Simonson Goodman & Platzer at 1-800-405-7783 or use the form on this page to tell us what happened to you and talk for free with an expert New York and New Jersey gastric bypass surgery malpractice attorney.