As of 2007 it has been estimated that one and half million Americans had undergone some type of weight loss surgery. Obesity is a major health problem in this country with far reaching medical ramifications. It is estimated that one in five people in the United States is classified as obese and from these people one in twenty is considered morbidly obese. Morbidly obese is defined as an individual whose weight problem creates a health and livelihood peril for that person.
Some people seek to eliminate or ameliorate their weight problem through the use of bariatric surgery of which gastric bypass surgery accounts for 80%. Obesity surgery attempts to achieve weight loss in the individual by limiting the amount of food the stomach can hold thus reducing a person’s food intake.
The main types of gastric bypass surgeries are: – Open Roux en Y (Rny) – Laparoscopic Roux-en-Y – Fobi pouch – Distal Gastric Bypass – Biliopancreatic diversion – Biliopancreatic diversion with duodenal switch
If your surgeon commits malpractice then a number of complications can arise which range from death to permanent injury to temporary injury and which could have resulted from infections, leakage from staples, intestinal blockage and corrective surgery. It is extremely important to contact an experienced medical malpractice attorney as soon as possible to make sure that your rights are protected and to get the needed information regarding your potential case.
If you or someone you love has been injured as a result of having gastric bypass surgery you should contact an experienced medical malpractice attorney immediately. Call our experienced team at 888-244-5480 today for a free consultation, and to make sure your rights are protected.