Gastric Bypass Dangers
Surgically Reducing The Size Of The Stomach
Categorizing Americans as obese is becoming more common. As a result, many are choosing to undergo gastric bypass surgery. Laparoscopic surgery is intended to help them lose weight by surgically reducing the size of the stomach. Although this surgery is becoming more common, there are serious concerns about the safety of the procedure. Recently, a Texas jury was faced with just such a case, and it returned a large verdict for the victim.
A woman who weighed over 400 pounds wanted the surgery so that she could lead a normal life. Unfortunately, after the surgery, she suffered respiratory failure and spent almost a week in intensive care. She then developed an infection, and the incision from the surgery broke open. Despite these problems, the doctor continued to treat the patient as if she were an ordinary gastric bypass patient, right up until the time she bled to death from complications due to the infection.
The lawyer representing the woman’s family convinced the jury that the doctor’s treatment was negligent, and the jury awarded the family of the victim $200,000.
If you feel you’ve been the victim of a negligent doctor, Contact the STREET LAW FIRM immediately for a free case analysis. Dan Street has been an effective Dallas negligence lawyer for over 30 years. There is never a fee unless we win your case.