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Gastric Band Solicitors - Medical Negligence Compensation Claim Lawyers

Our gastric band solicitors deal with injury compensation claims for negligent surgery or aftercare. They are able to offer no win no fee arrangements to those who have suffered from negligent weight loss surgery. If you would like advice at no cost and without obligation from a gastric band solicitor just email our lawyers offices, complete the contact form or use the helpline to speak to Australian lawyers who specialise in medical negligence cases.

Our medical negligence solicitors have offices situated in Adelaide, Brisbane, Canberra, Melbourne, Perth, Darwin, and Sydney. Do yourself justice - give us a call.

In common with most of the developed world Australia is suffering from an epidemic of obesity with thousands of surgical operations involving life saving weight loss surgery being carried out every year throughout the country. The most common surgical procedure involves reduction of the capacity of the stomach by fitting a lap band or gastric band however this technique carries with it serious risk of post-operative infection, leakage and technical difficulties in maintaining placement of these biomedical devices which in some cases is due to medical negligence. Furthermore bariatric surgery of this type often involves administering anaesthetic to patients who are obese and therefore at high risk which is compounded by the age of many of the patients. If you believe that your problem has arisen as a result of medical negligence, contact our gastric band solicitors for advice at no cost.

Medical Negligence

Gastric band medical negligence cases fall into several categories :-

  • Doctors are required to fully explain bariatric surgery and to inform patients of the the risks associated with the proposed procedures. In addition doctors should advise on alternative less radical procedures to weight loss surgery thereby giving the patient the opportunity to make an informed decision on whether or not to submit to surgery. Failure to provide sufficient information about gastric band surgery in order to allow the patient to give informed consent to the operation is of itself medical negligence. Any problems which arise can result in a successful claim by a gastric band solicitor for medical negligence injury compensation.

  • In common with almost all other surgical operations a doctor can lack the required skill or expertise in a particular procedure, may not have had enough or any training and may make a simple mistake including perforation whilst fitting a lap band. In all cases if the operation is a failure, it may be possible for a gastric band solicitor to make a claim for compensation for medical negligence.

  • The placement and setting up of the gastric band is critical and failure to deal with the technicalities of the operation efficiently may mean that the gastric band leaks and is ineffective which may require further surgery to perfect. Clearly if this problem occurs with a lap band or gastric band it is likely to result in a medical negligence compensation claim.

  • Probably the greatest of all of the bariatric surgery problems, precipitating most cases of gastric band medical negligence is caused by inadequate after-care resulting in post operative infection. This may be due to a patients failure to carry out instructions however it is most likely to result from failure by medical staff to identify and adequately deal with the initial stages of infection. All to often the doctor carrying out the surgery passes this part of the recovery process on to other less qualified staff when it would be considerably more sensible for them to have a hands on approach until full recovery is achieved.

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