Gastric Bypass Surgery Malpractice in Oregon
Portland Lawyer Ready to Take Action For You
Each passing year, more and more people are opting to undergo gastric bypass
surgery in order to lose substantial amounts of weight. Touted as a reliable
method for losing weight, this surgery involves a surgeon stapling, banding,
or rerouting the stomach and small intestines to change the manner that
food is processed through the body. As the popularity of the surgery increased,
so has the number of surgeons that are willing to undertake such a risky
procedure. However, in order to qualify for gastric bypass surgery, you
must be at least 100 pounds overweight, undergone other weight-loss procedures,
and be free of any additional medical conditions that can complicate the process.
Gastric bypass surgery is too serious for a doctor or nurse to take lightly.
Hold medical professionals accountable with the proven dedication of the
Portland medical malpractice lawyer at The Law Offices of Patrick L. Block, P.C. Attorney Patrick Block has
devoted his career to helping those that have been injured at the hands
of a medical professional they trusted. In
this article written by Attorney Block, he explains the favorable outcome he was able
to obtain for the family of one victim of gastric bypass surgery in Oregon.
Contact us to learn your options when gastric bypass surgery has caused you harm.
What should I be worried about during gastric bypass surgery?
Many surgeons and medical professionals will cater to the desire to lose
weight and advertise gastric bypass surgery as a miracle weight loss prescription.
Gastric bypass surgery is detailed and complicated, and must be performed
with the utmost care. When a doctor performs gastric bypass surgery without
the necessary care and qualifications, the results can be fatal. If you
or a loved one have been a victim of medical malpractice during gastric
bypass surgery, you need the immediate attention of an experienced medical
malpractice attorney- call Attorney Block today!
There are a number of gastric bypass surgeries that are available as a
weight-loss option. Each of these require that your surgeon is experienced
and has successfully performed this procedure before.
- Silastic Ring Vertical
- Gastric Band
- Laparoscopic Adjustable Gastric Band
- Open Roux-en-Y
- Biliopancreatic Diversion
There are many errors that may occur during gastric bypass surgery that
can contribute to serious personal injury or death:
- Lung collapse, infection, or clot
- Leaking of gastric fluid
- Bladder infection
- Nutritional concerns
If any of these are not diagnosed and treated in a timely manner, their
consequences can be fatal. Some symptoms, such as bleeding or leakage
of gastric fluid are the most common that occur after a surgery and the
medical team taking care of a patient should be able to identify the symptoms
and take swift actions. Others are more difficult to diagnose but can
be treated with proper care and training of hospital staff.
Call a Medical Malpractice Attorney in Portland to Get Started
Consult with a Portland medical malpractice lawyer immediately if you have
undertaken any of these gastric bypass treatments and experienced negative
symptoms. With so many medical professionals performing gastric bypass
surgery without taking the appropriate precautions, you may be entitled
The Law Offices of Patrick L. Block, P.C. offers
free consultations for you to discuss your options!