For many people having gastric band surgery brings hope that their future health will improve and that their lives will get better. It is therefore devastating when these procedures are carried out negligently. Gastric band surgery is also known as bariatric surgery or gastric bypass surgery.
Compensation claims for gastric band surgery can take a number of forms. We have vast experience in this area and have dealt with very serious cases of gastric band negligence such as:
- failure to diagnose the gastric band slipping out of place
- failure to diagnose the band deflating and not performing correctly
- incorrect placement of the band
- post-operative infection
- failing to fully explain all of the risks and dangers of a procedure beforehand known as lack of informed consent
The above errors can cause terrible symptoms such as: vomiting, severe uncontrolled weight loss, excruciating pain and nutritional deficiencies which can cause a number of additional problems. Severe complications can follow from these errors ranging from infection to death.
If you would like to discuss making a claim for compensation as a result of problems with your Gastric band (bariatric) surgery please call a member of our Clinical and Medical Negligence team on Freephone: 0808 164 0808 for a FREE, no-obligation chat. Alternatively, you can complete the request a call back form and we will call you.