Bariatric Procedures

Medical Malpractice in Bariatric Procedures

For people who are dangerously obese, bariatric surgery can be a life-saving procedure. However, there are certain known risks. Patients who undergo these surgeries may find that their lives will never be the same.

Complications from weight loss surgery are frequent. Patients experience many different kinds of negative side-effects after a bariatric procedure — some of which are quite serious, including:

  • Gastric duping syndrome
  • Leaks at the surgical site
  • Incisional hernia
  • Infections
  • Pneumonia
  • Wrongful death

Because of the potential complications, bariatric procedures should not be attempted by inexperienced surgeons in small hospitals. They are best done by experienced surgeons in large, city hospitals.

If a small town, inexperienced doctor has attempted a bariatric procedure, and that procedure has resulted in an injury to you, your doctor may be liable for medical malpractice — especially if you were never told of the risks involved. Contact The Donahey Law Firm to find out your options. Since 1968, our Columbus, Ohio, law firm has been serving clients throughout Ohio in successful personal injury and medical malpractice litigation.

Helping Answer the Tough Questions

When peoples' lives have been affected by medical malpractice mistakes, they often face similar concerns: Who will pay my medical bills? Will I be able to work again? How can I afford continuing care? Our attorneys are available to help you address these concerns and others.

When we take your medical malpractice case, our lawyers go to work immediately, consulting with experts in fields such as forensics and health care to determine how medical negligence caused the surgery error. We also work with financial and life planning specialists to evaluate the future impact on continuing treatments, the ability to work and the loss in quality of life.

If you suspect that medical malpractice may have happened to you or someone you care about during their weight loss surgery, you should ask — you need to ask — the difficult questions. Let us help you ask them. Call our Ohio law offices toll free at 866-918-5886 or contact us online. Initial consultations are free, confidential and at no obligation.

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