West Palm Beach Gastric Bypass Surgery Malpractice Attorney
This West Palm Beach Gastric Bypass Surgery Malpractice Lawyer assists people who have experienced the worst cases of medical negligence. A gastric bypass surgery is a procedure designed to help overweight people to lose weight. In the operation, the stomach is divided into two separate sections. Each of these sections is then attached to the intestines. This limits the total volume of the stomach, which limits the possible food-intake of the overweight person. Because the overweight person is not able to eat as much after the procedure, the idea is that he or she will inevitably lose weight.
While a gastric bypass operation can have health benefits in the form of weight loss, it can also have severe risks. For example, serious infections can result from a gastric bypass procedure. As such, the surgeon who performs the procedure must continue to see the patient after the procedure to ensure that an infection doesn’t develop. If the doctor doesn’t do this and an infection develops as a result, then the doctor will be liable for any consequences.
Call Mr. Quackenbush at 954-448-7288 if you’ve been injured by a gastric bypass surgery that occurred anywhere in Florida (including Broward County, Fort Lauderdale, Miami, and Miami-Dade County). He will talk to you about your case at no charge.Important Tips From This West Palm Beach Gastric Bypass Surgery Malpractice Lawyer
Some people are simply not gastric bypass candidates. This can be for any number of reasons. People undergoing gastric bypass surgeries are required to go through all sorts of psychological testing before undergoing the procedure, for example.
However, the important thing is that it is the surgeon’s job to determine who is a candidate for gastric bypass, and who isn’t. If the surgeon operates on a person who shouldn’t have been operated on, then the surgeon will be responsible for the consequences.
Gastric bypass procedures typically require anesthesia in the form of “general anesthesia.” General anesthesia, as opposed to “local anesthesia,” results in the unconsciousness of the patient. However, if anesthesia is administered incorrectly, severe consequences can result. These include overdoses. If a patient is administered an inordinate amount of anesthesia, then he or she can wind up in a coma or persistent vegetative state. Even if the patient doesn’t end up in a coma or vegetative state after an overdose, he or she may have severe memory problems. In fact, the patient’s memory may never come back or may come back only slowly.
When a patient is placed under anesthesia, frequently the patient will be “untubated.” To intubate a patient, a doctor will place a rubber tube into the patient’s windpipe to assist the patient’s breathing. If the tube isn’t placed properly, it can cause severe injuries to the patient’s windpipe and mouth.
Additionally, in order to administer anesthesia, the anesthesiologist will typically use an intravenous/IV-line. If the intravenous line isn’t administered properly, then it can cause severe injuries to the patient’s skin.
If the surgeon who performs the gastric bypass surgery does so with unclean hands, unclean tools or in an unsanitary environment, then an infection can result. If this happens, then the surgeon will be liable for the consequences.This Palm Beach County Gastric Bypass Surgery Negligence Law Firm Always Stands-up for its Clients’ Rights
1 out of every gastric bypass patients will tragically pass away as a result of the procedure. If this occurred to your loved one, then you or another relative will typically serve as the technical “plaintiff” and be appointed the personal representative of the estate (PR) for purposes of carrying the case forward.
In that case, the relatives of the deceased person (i.e., the survivors) will typically be the beneficiaries of the case and receive any settlement monies or proceeds from a trial/judgment.
One way that death can result from a gastric bypass surgery is if the intestines isn’t properly attached to the stomach. If that happens, then internal bleeding/hemorrhaging and other problems may result.
Digestion problems, lack of nutrition intake, iron or vitamin B-12 deficiency, calcium deficiency, and protein malnutrition are all also things which may result from a gastric bypass operation gone bad.Talk to This South Florida Gastric Bypass Surgery Malpractice Attorney/Lawyer for Free
Contact Mr. Quackenbush to talk about your case for free if you’ve been hurt by a gastric bypass surgery that took place anywhere in Florida (including Belle Glade, Boca Raton, Boynton Beach, Delray Beach, Greenacres, Jupiter, Lake Worth, Lantana, North Palm Beach, Palm Beach Gardens, Palm Springs, Riviera Beach, Royal Palm Beach and Wellington). He can be reached at 954-448-7288.