Bariatric surgery, or weight loss surgery, has become extremely popular in recent years. Operations such as the gastric bypass and laparoscopic banding have been advertised as safe and effective for patients struggling with obesity.
Former Ohio State running back Beanie Wells recently filed a medical malpractice lawsuit against three doctors after an alleged botched surgery on his Achilles tendon. Wells believes that his surgeon deliberately concealed the fact that his botched operation was unsuccessful.
Like many other high-stress occupations, there is a high rate of drug and alcohol abuse among physicians. Unlike other jobs, however, the practice of medicine has a life-or-death element. One seemingly minor mistake caused by substance abuse can literally kill a patient.
An adult male decided that he wanted to be circumcised, so he met with his doctor and set up a relatively minor surgery. When he awoke from anesthesia in a recovery room he must have thought he was still dreaming and having the nightmare of all nightmares.
The doctor's mistake nearly killed a 43-year-old man. The patient had an operation to remove his problematic appendix in January 2013, but 14 months later he was suffering debilitating pain in his abdominal area.
The family of Silvino Perez recently filed a medical malpractice lawsuit against Dr. Pervaiz Chaudhry, after the surgeon allegedly left the room mid-surgery to attend an offsite luncheon.