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Gastric Band Surgery Claims
If you have undergone gastric band surgery in an effort to lose weight but the procedure has instead resulted in your further suffering, the team at JMW are here to help you make a successful claim for compensation. We have dealt with a variety of gastric band surgery claims, with patients suffering from a range of different problems.
Contact us today to find out more about the next steps to take. Simply call us on 0800 054 6512 or allow us to call you by completing our online enquiry form. We can discuss your options and answer any questions you may have.
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The number of gastric band surgery clinical negligence cases handled by the experts at JMW has been on the up over the past couple of years, with the popularity of this form of weight loss surgery increasing. Indeed, more than 10,000 gastric bands are fitted every year in the UK.
Although the majority of procedures are carried out successfully, a significant proportion of patients are the subject of mistakes by medical professionals before, during or after the surgery.
Designed to help you lose weight, a gastric band operation involves an adjustable band being placed around the stomach, which serves to reduce the amount of food that the stomach can hold. A small pouch is created in the upper part of the stomach that cannot take as much food as it did previously, meaning you feel fuller more quickly. As such, you lose weight because you are not able to eat as much food.
The band can be inflated and adjusted by a surgeon by injecting liquid into a tube just beneath the skin. 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.
If a medical professional acts negligently during this type of surgery, the consequences can be very serious. They can include:
- Injury to the stomach
- Injury to other organs in the vicinity
- Even death
Mistakes made during gastric band surgery can clearly have a huge affect on your everyday life, potentially leading to illness and the need to meet the cost of essentials such as treatment and alternative transport arrangements.
This is why expert legal advice and - if the case is ultimately successful - compensation is so important, as it increases the chance of your quality of life improving.
The team at JMW is highly experienced in dealing with claims of this type and we know what it takes to secure a successful outcome. 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 highly regarded throughout the UK and we are headed by leading solicitor Eddie Jones. The team also includes members of the Action against Medical Accidents (AvMA) solicitors' panel and the Law Society's specialist panel for clinical negligence.