Our Michigan medical malpractice lawyers represent patients like you who have suffered injuries due to medical mistakes made by doctors, nurses, and hospitals. Many of these injuries are very serious, often requiring extensive medical treatment and the need for additional surgeries. 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.
Gastrectomy or Phloroplasty Procedure
Gastrectomy is performed to manage severe peptic ulcers or the complications associated with peptic ulcers, such as bleeding or perforation, can alter the flow of contents from the stomach to the small intestine. A pyloroplasty may be done concurrently with these procedures to reconstruct the pyloric canal and facilitate more normal flow of stomach contents to the small intestine.
Pyloroplasty is a surgical procedure performed to widen or reconstruct the opening between the stomach and the small intestine to allow for normal movement of food and fluid.
The opening between the stomach and small intestine is called the pylorus. The pylorus, or pyloric canal, is a short canal primarily made of muscle. In some cases, the canal narrows (pyloric stenosis), interfering with the movement of food and fluids to the stomach. Narrowing of the pyloric canal may also be caused by gastric outlet obstruction.
Risks of Gastrectomy or Phloroplasty Procedures
The most common risks of a Gastrectomy or Phloroplasty procedure are:
- Infection of incision or inside abdomen
- Bleeding requiring transfusion
- Leakage from stomach
- Inability to maintain weight
- Chronic vomiting after eating
- Diarrhea and need for vitamin B-12 injections
- Recurrence of condition for which surgery was done
Contact a Michigan Gastrectomy or Phloroplasty Medical Malpractice Lawyer
If you suspect that you or a family member have been the victim of medical malpractice from a gastrectomy or phloroplasty procedure, you should contact our office immediately to discuss your case. There are strict time limitations for filing medical malpractice cases in Michigan and if you wait too long, your case may be barred forever. Call us now at (800) 606-1717.
You should also request our FREE BOOK, "The Ultimate Michigan Medical Malpractice Handbook, " which explains the legal process in Michigan and what must be proven to win your case. We will send out the book immediately to you.