Laparoscopic gastric banding is surgery to help with weight loss. The surgeon places a band around the upper part of your stomach to create a small pouch to hold food. The band limits the amount of food you can eat by making you feel full after eating small amounts of food.
Potential risk of negligence
Surgery itself has risks, including death, and those risks are heightened for people who are obese.
There are risks after the surgery, such as:
nausea and vomiting
gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD)
upset stomach or pain
stretching of the stomach pouch
stretching of the esophagus
moving of the gastric band, requiring another surgery to reposition it
erosion of the band through the stomach wall and into the stomach, requiring another surgery
Can I make a claim if my gastric band surgery goes wrong?
Whilst there are always risks with surgery if you can prove that you cosmetic surgeon was negligent and that this negligence caused your injury then you will most likely be able to make a claim for compensation. Our expert cosmetic surgery claim solicitors will be able to talk you through the claim procedure dealing, explaining any legal jargon and guaranteeing utmost sensitivity to your situation. Our highly experienced Liverpool solicitors aim to secure maximum compensation and can operate on a no-win-no-fee agreement.
For more information on your gastric surgery claim please complete a claim form or contacts EAD today on 0151 735 1000.
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