On October 17, 2016, Attorney Rolf Louis Patberg secured a $400,000.00 award for a Patberg Law Firm medical malpractice client. The case involved the performance of a modified bariatric procedure resulting in significant injuries to the patient. View Arbitration Decision and Award.
Bariatric surgery is essentially weight loss surgery which includes a variety of procedures. These include utilization of a gastric band, removal of a portion of the stomach or other such procedures. These very serious procedures require an extensive preoperative workup, as well as post-op follow up. Every patient must receive an extensive explanation of the risks and potential complications of a bariatric procedure.
The case at issue involved bariatric surgical malpractice. Bariatric surgery can result in a leak into the abdominal area. It can result in malnutrition. It can result in the eventual insertion of a feeding tube, among other issues. These are very important potential complications that need to be disclosed to the patient or may be the result of surgical error.
If you or a member of your family have suffered injuries as a result of bariatric surgery or any other surgery, contact Rolf Louis Patberg and the attorneys at Patberg Law Firm at 1-800-471-6880 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.