Gastric Band & Gastric Bypass Compensation Claims

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Gastric Band Surgery Claims

If you have undergone gastric band surgery and have suffered a poor outcome due to medical negligence the team at JMW is here to help you make a successful claim for compensation. We have the expertise and experience you require to secure compensation..

Our clinical negligence team provides legal advice for patients suffering from a range of different problems. We will support you at every stage of the claims process and offer guidance that is tailored to your needs.

To discuss your options and find out how to take your gastric band surgery claim a step forward, call us on 0345 872 6666 or complete our online enquiry form to request a call back at your convenience.

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How JMW Can Help

The medical negligence team at JMW is highly experienced in dealing with negligent surgery claims and we know what it takes to secure the best possible outcome for your specific circumstances.

We understand that it may be a difficult decision to take legal action, especially after going through such a traumatic experience, but we will support you throughout the process and make sure everything is as hassle-free as possible.

Our clinical negligence team is headed by leading solicitor Eddie Jones and is highly-regarded throughout the UK. The team also includes members of the Action against Medical Accidents (AvMA) solicitors’ panel and the Law Society's specialist panel of clinical negligence solicitors.

How to Make a Gastric Band Surgery Claim

Launching a gastric band surgery claim means building the strongest possible legal case, based on clear evidence that medical negligence was responsible for your pain and suffering. JMW will accomplish this by reviewing all of the details of your case and consulting independent medical experts.

Our aim will always be to settle the claim as early as possible to help you move on with your life, obtaining interim payments to cover short-term care costs when possible.

FAQs About Gastric Band Surgery Claims

What is gastric band surgery?

Gastric band surgery is a form of weight loss surgery that involves an adjustable band being placed around the stomach, reducing the amount of food that the stomach can hold.

This has the effect of creating a small pouch in the upper part of the stomach that fills up more quickly than before, allowing the patient to reduce their food intake and lose weight. The band can be inflated and adjusted by a surgeon by injecting liquid into a tube just beneath the skin.

More than 10,000 gastric bands are fitted every year in the UK. People who are fitted with the band may typically lose somewhere between half and two-thirds of their excess weight in the 24 months following their operation.

What can go wrong with gastric band surgery?

If a medical professional acts negligently during this type of surgery the consequences can be very serious. Potential complications include:

  • Infection
  • Injury to the stomach and other organs
  • Leakage
  • Death

Even when the outcome is not fatal mistakes made during gastric band surgery can have a huge effect on the patient’s everyday life This can lead to long-term illness and a rising cost of living due to the need for treatment and alternative transport arrangements. That’s why seeking expert legal advice on gastric band surgery claims is so important, as a successful compensation claim can greatly increase the chances of achieving a better quality of life.

Talk to Us

To get in touch with us, call on 0345 872 6666, or complete our online enquiry form. We can help you understand if you are entitled to compensation and advise you on the next steps to take.

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