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Gastric Bypass Surgery Malpractice in Oregon

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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
  • Infections
  • Abscesses
  • Leaking of gastric fluid
  • Bladder infection
  • Bleeding
  • Obstructions
  • 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 to compensation. The Law Offices of Patrick L. Block, P.C. offers free consultations for you to discuss your options!