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- What Happens When Weight Loss Surgery Goes Wrong?
- What is Bariatric Surgery?
- What are the Signs of Bariatric Surgery Medical Negligence?
- Should I File a Bariatric Surgery Compensation Claim?
- What Do I Need to Consider When Making Bariatric Surgery Negligence Claims?
- Should I Call Tylers for Bariatric Surgery Consulation?
- Why Choose Tylers Solicitors for Bariatric Surgery Compensation Claims?
Obesity is a major concern for people throughout the world. It has been estimated that 30% of the total population is obese. Out of this percentage, 15% are classified as excessively obese or morbidly obese which is a huge concern the NHS faces today.
In such cases where a person becomes too obese for regular diet and exercise, that person may opt for bariatric surgery to tackle excess weight issues.
As there is a stigma associated with obesity, most victims of bariatric surgery negligence are intimidated or nervous when it comes to seeking compensation. However, if you are informed as to what compensates bariatric surgery, you may find the confidence needed to hold those negligent responsible.
If you’ve suffered from any kind of medical negligence you have the right to claim the money you deserve. If you think you’ve suffered from medical negligence in the form of bariatric surgery, you can contact us direct to discuss your circumstances and possibilities of gaining the compensation you deserve.
Bariatric surgery is surgery which is performed to treat and tackle obesity (usually extreme or unmanageable obesity).
In some cases where obesity is generic (such as with Cushing’s syndrome) the procedure may be used as a treatment. Any weight loss surgery can be referred to as a bariatric procedure. Common surgeries for weight loss include:
- Gastric Bypass
- Laser Surgery
- Gastric band
However, there are many other surgeries which are available for weight loss. Never should the surgery be the first option of a patient or a doctor, practitioner, nurse, or medical staff. Neither should bariatric surgery be used as a cosmetic solution.
Bariatric Surgery comes with a high level of risks, and it is essential that you fully understand the risks prior to committing to any medical procedure.
Yet, if you have undergone the surgery and are having complications, you should understand the difference between complications and regular side effects. If you find that you have any of these symptoms, you should seek medical diagnosis immediately.
- Severe bruising
- Excess Swelling
- Bleeding (either at the site of the incision or in one’s stool)
- Increased Vomiting
- Excessive Fatigue
- Inability to eat or drink
Doctors, nurses, practitioners, and medical staff have a level of professionalism which should be adhered to in your surgery.
If you find that you were not advised as to the risks or if you were not presented with any alternatives to bariatric surgery then you may have grounds for a claim, especially if you are a high risk patient (such as anaemic) and have had adverse effects due to the surgery.
If you have not seen any change in your weight after undergoing a gastric band surgery you may have grounds for compensation. You will need to have it verified that the band is not damaged and causing harm to your body. In many cases the band can be removed or the fill can be adjusted. However, if you find that the band was not inserted correctly and that the gastric band has not been effective because of the negligence, you may have grounds for a claim.
Individuals who have undergone liposuction and have had organs damaged or haemorrhaging due to the unprofessionalism of the doctor, nurse or medical staff may have grounds for a claim. Those which have had loved ones injured critically or fatally due to the procedure may have grounds for a claim if it can be shown that another surgeon under the same circumstances would not have caused the damage or fatality.
Those which have had to undergo psychiatric therapy due to unreasonable scaring and deformities caused by the bariatric surgery may have grounds for a claim, especially if that person has been prescribed medications to deal with depression and other issues arising out of the negligence.
If you’re unsure whether your circumstances are eligible for a medical negligence compensation claim, you can find out for sure with us. As the UK’s leading legal firm for medical negligence claims, we’re able to offer accurate legal information surrounding your circumstances and direct you on the best route to receive maximum compensation amounts.
When filing a negligence/compensation claim it is essential that you do so as quickly as possible.
All medical claims have a process and procedures which must be adhered to in order to receive any compensation. We will work with you to ensure that the documentation and claims are filed properly and on time. Please note that claims are determined typically by the duration of the pain, the severity of the damage, and the grossness of the negligence.
Keep in mind that there is a difference in negligence and common risks. You are encouraged to seek the advice of a medical professional to diagnose your current condition.
If you believe that you have been a victim of bariatric surgery negligence, or if you have had a loved one suffer or die from the negligence of a weight loss surgeon and would like to receive a consultation about your case, please contact us. We understand that you may have many questions regarding your case and your rights to compensation. Our team of professionals will work with you one on one evaluating the specifics of your case to determine which option is best to get you the compensation you deserve.
If you would like to make a compensation claim for a bariatric surgery compensation case then call Tylers Solicitors today for a no-obligation chat on (freephone) 0800 699 0079 today!
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