Bariatric Surgery Errors: Albany Medical Malpractice Lawyer

Infections, Surgery

Understanding Bariatric Surgery Errors that Could be New York Medical Malpractice: Albany Medical Malpractice Lawyer Explains

Weight loss surgeries are generally safe.  They are also generally effective and lead to great results.  There are many different types of weight loss surgeries, or bariatric surgeries.  Some of these surgeries call for cutting and reshaping the stomach to make it smaller or absorb less.  Other surgeries use bands or balloons to shrink the amount of space in the stomach so there is less food able to go inside, thus the patient feels fuller quicker and has less desire to eat.  While these are great ways to help weight loss, they can also be complicated due to New York medical malpractice and bariatric surgery errors should be reviewed by an Albany medical malpractice lawyer.

What Causes Bariatric Surgery Errors Due to Medical Malpractice?

Bariatric surgery has a lot of the common risks of surgery related to any type.  This includes risks of infection, nerve damage, vessel damage, improper scalpel cuts, and other related injuries that could occur in any surgery.

But bariatric surgery also comes with new risks.  One risk is leaks caused when the stomach is reshaped.  This is when the stomach is folded over itself or reshaped, but it is not properly re-sealed.  This means that food matter and digestive juices can leak into the abdomen.  This can be due to New York medical malpractice and result in catastrophic infections, including sepsis which may result in septic shock.  

When a healthcare provider fails to properly care for a patient during or after bariatric surgery which results in serious personal injuries, it can be due to New York medical malpractice.  Victims should not get septic shock after a weight loss surgery.  

And doctors who cause septic shock should be liable for their mistakes, shouldn’t they?

Don’t we expect doctors performing weight loss surgeries, which are well-known to be considered very safe, not cause permanent and life-threatening injuries?

Better yet, shouldn’t these doctors not be able to escape liability?  Shouldn’t they be responsible?

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