Practice Areas > Medical Malpractice > Bariatric Surgery/Gastric Bypass

Gastric bypass, also known as bariatric surgery, has become increasingly popular in this country over the past few years. With hundreds of thousands of these surgeries being performed every year, the complications from these operations are also becoming more common.

Common examples of negligence in the performance of gastric bypass are:

  • The leaking of intestinal contents caused by improper connection and/or suturing of tissue, thereby causing infection or sometimes even death
  • The failure to respond to a patient’s complaints of pain immediately following the surgery
  • The failure to recognize serious post operative complications, such as shortness of breath, back pain, or excessive urination

If you or someone you know has been injured as a result of medical negligence in the performance of gastric bypass surgery or during the post operative care, please contact the lawyers at Friedman & Moses.