Bariatric surgery can involve serious procedures, often arising in situations where a person's life has been put at risk by their weight. In some cases, where the treatment has not been carried out correctly, patients can be left with serious damage or facing further health risks.
It is vital that this form of surgery is carried out in the context of a carefully managed pre- and post-operative care package. Bariatric surgery remains a procedure which should only be undergone as a last resort. The implications of weight-loss surgery can last a lifetime, and there are concerns that some patients are not receiving the kind of care, advice and support necessary to ensure their safety.
How We Can Help
The clinical negligence team at Michelmores is made up of specialist medico-legal professionals, with a history of success and a reputation for expertise, compassion and sensitivity.
We offer a free initial discussion to talk through your issue, offer our opinion and guide you through the options available. We can go through the details of your injury, and will give our honest and realistic opinion on the prospects of your case.
Types of Weight-loss Treatment Injury
This kind of treatment is not usually offered unless all other weight-loss options have been explored, and must be carried out by experienced specialists in an appropriate medical environment. Like all surgery, it carries risks of complications, and patients should be advised about these risks from the outset.
Some common injuries include:
- Incorrectly fitted medical devices, such as gastric bands or gastric balloons
- Failed surgery, including damage to internal organs and internal bleeding
- Post-operative problems such as infection or blood clots
- Incorrect or inappropriate weight-loss procedures being carried out
Because of the seriousness of these procedures, it is important that the patient receives proper advice, as well as adequate care before, during and after treatment.
If you would like to discuss a claim relating to weight-loss surgery, you can contact us for free, discreet and impartial advice on 0800 0730140.