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Died After Bariatric Surgery | Bariatric Surgery Death Lawsuits

Our bariatric surgery medical malpractice attorneys at Buckfire & Buckfire P.C. represent families of patients who have died after weight loss surgery 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 wrongful death lawsuit.  These lawsuits seek compensation for the surviving family member of a patient who died after surgery.

Although weight loss surgery can improve a patient’s quality of life, there are cases in which the patient dies due to a complication of bariatric surgery.   Successful gastric bypass surgery can lower a patient’s risk of illness and disease, although medical errors during bariatric surgery can be fatal. The family of a patient who dies after surgery should investigate whether the death was due to medical negligence.

The death rate from bariatric surgery is alarmingly high -- 1 out of 350 people die due to complications associated with this weight loss surgery. Common complications that lead to death after bariatric surgery include:

  • Infections
  • Heart failure
  • Respiratory arrest
  • Uncontrollable infection
  • Blockage of major arteries
  • Kidney failure
  • Permanent injury to the digestive tract
  • Bleeding

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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Family member of a patient who has died from bariatric surgery should contact the Michigan medical malpractice attorneys at Buckfire & Buckfire, P.C.  Call us now at (800) 606-1717 to speak with one of our experienced medical malpractice lawyers about your case.  You can also fill in the Get Help Now box on this page and press “Click To Send.” We will contact you shortly and begin working on your case immediately.