Bariatric Surgery Malpractice Lawyers in Detroit & Southfield Michigan

When diet and exercise fail to control severe obesity, many patients are recommended for and opt to undergo a surgical procedure. The number of these procedures, referred to by physicians as “bariatric surgery”, has steadily increased annually over the course of the last 20 years.
Occasionally, surgeons or members of the surgical team committed errors during the performance of bariatric procedures – errors that can result in extensive injuries or the death of the patient.

A few of the most common instances of negligence include:

  • Cutting the wrong structures or organs during the surgery
  • Injuring or damaging arteries or veins
  • Failing to properly close or suture segments of stomach or bowel, referred to as “anastomosis”
  • Failing to recognize post-operative infection or bleeding in a timely manner

These mistakes can lead to significant health consequences for the patient, including severe infection due to leakage of stomach contents or blood into the abdomen, stomach injuries, damage to other organs such as the lungs, liver, intestines or other structures, stomach blockage, bowel obstruction, ulcerations, malnutrition, anemia, and herniation. Some injuries require prolonged medical attention, some require further surgery, others are fatal.

Medical Malpractice Lawyers

In the event that a medical error occurs and the patient is injured during the operation, it is important to immediately retain a medical malpractice attorney who can assess the situation and determine whether negligence was a factor. Sommers Schwartz has an experienced team of attorneys, nurse consultants, and experts to investigate your claim and recover the damages that you deserve.

While you may have been advised about the risks and made to sign a surgical consent form, been advised of nearly every possible negative outcome, the fact is that no one consents to malpractice.

Contact a Sommers Schwartz attorney today to confidentially discuss your case and learn how we can help.

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