Gastric bypass surgery allows obese patients to lose a significant amount of weight. The surgery shrinks the size of the stomach and alters how the stomach and small intestines process food. While it helps hundreds of thousands of patients per year lose weight, it’s a delicate procedure with serious consequences if not performed well. With a high volume of surgeries combined with a dearth of experienced surgeons, there has been a rise in gastric bypass medical malpractice in Hays, Kansas and across the country.
Gastric Bypass Malpractice
Medical malpractice records show that patients are most at risk from surgeons who have performed fewer than 70 to 100 gastric bypass procedures (ASMBS). The demand for gastric bypass surgery far exceeds the number of experienced surgeons. There are simply not enough qualified surgeons to successfully perform the wide range of gastric bypass procedures: Silastic Ring Vertical, Open Roux-en-Y, Biliopancreatic Diversion, Gastric Band, and Laparoscopic Adjustable Gastric Band.
Some of the results of gastric bypass malpractice include heart problems, gastric leakage, abdominal hernia, infection, internal hemorrhaging, bowel obstructions, ulcers, anemia, tearing of the stomach, and wrongful death. In 2010, Kathryn Parker of Michigan City, IN became of the victim of gastric bypass malpractice, which left her unable to walk or perform basic tasks such as writing her name. In 2008, a Maine woman’s small intestine was twisted and stapled incorrectly during surgery. This resulted in severe health issues and the removal of a large part of her intestine. Both patients recently received large medical malpractice settlements after years of litigation.
In Search Of A Hays Medical Malpractice Attorney?
If you or a loved one has suffered an injury after gastric bypass surgery in Hays or across the state of Kansas that you believe to be the result of medical malpractice, set up a consultation with the medical malpractice attorneys at PHP Law Firm. The medical malpractice attorneys of PHP Law Firm have the experience and talent necessary to help you through this difficult time. We offer specialized care and attention to assist in your complete recovery. Our medical malpractice attorneys are honored to serve your case!