Approximately 300,000 people in the United States die annually due to complications from obesity. Each year, thousands of unhealthily obese people choose to have gastric bypass bariatric surgery in order to lose weight and become healthier. The procedure involves the surgical creation of a small pouch in the stomach to restrict food intake to much less than what could be eaten prior to surgery. Normally, a bariatric surgery patient will only be able to hold a cup of food or less at a single meal. Weight is lost rapidly because far fewer calories are consumed, which causes a decreased ability to absorb nutrients in food.
Our Michigan medical malpractice attorneys at Buckfire & Buckfire P.C. represent patients and their families who have suffered injuries or even death due to medical mistakes and errors made by doctors, nurses, and hospitals. When a medical error causes a death, it can give rise to a Michigan wrongful death lawsuit.
There are risks involved in every medical procedure and not all poor results are due to medical malpractice. A lawsuit can only be filed when there is a medical error or mistake that caused your injury. Our experience medical malpractice lawyers will review your medical chart and determine whether your injury was the result of negligent treatment or just a normal risk or complication of your procedure.
Often weight loss surgery can save a patient’s life. However, not everyone is as fortunate. Successful gastric bypass surgery can lower a patient’s risk of illness and disease, although medical errors during bariatric surgery can be fatal.
Common Risk Factors Associated With Weight Loss Surgery
The death rate from bariatric surgery is alarmingly high -- 1 out of 350 people die due to complications associated with this procedure. The number of people who suffer serious injuries due to medical malpractice during bariatric surgery and survive those injuries is even higher. These are dangerous operations, and the medical professionals who perform them know it.
Common risks associated with bariatric surgery include:
- Heart failure
- Respiratory arrest
- Uncontrollable infection
- Blockage of major arteries
- Kidney failure
- Permanent injury to the digestive tract
Common Types Of Weight Loss Surgery Malpractice
Common medical error and mistakes resulting in gastric bypass malpractice include:
- Inexperienced surgeons performing the procedure
- Failure to diagnose and properly treat leakage of gastric fluid
- Failure to diagnose and treat pulmonary embolism
- Failure to diagnose and properly treat gastric bleeding
- Performing surgery on patients who are at high risk for fatal complications
- Failure to properly monitor patients after surgery
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Statute of Limitations For Michigan Weight Loss Surgery Errors Malpractice Lawsuits
The statute of limitations for medical malpractice cases varies from state to state. In Michigan, you must file a medical malpractice lawsuit within two years of the date of the malpractice. If you miss a deadline, your claim will be lost forever. To avoid these severe consequences, you should contact the Michigan malpractice attorneys at Buckfire & Buckfire, P.C. immediately.
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