I underwent bariatric surgery due to obesity. After the surgery, I had a gastric leak that caused significant damage and required me to undergo several different surgeries. Can I file a medical malpractice lawsuit against the bariatric surgeon who performed the gastric bypass surgery?
Gastric bypass surgery, like most other surgeries, has risks inherent to the procedure. A poor result from a surgery does not always mean that there was malpractice by the surgeon. Other times, the surgeon may be negligent for failing to promptly diagnose a condition, like a gastric leak, and failing to timely treat the leak. In those situations, you may have gastric bypass malpractice case. A qualified medical malpractice lawyer can review your records and advise you if you do have a case.