Weight Loss Surgery Lawsuit: Bariatric surgery or weight loss surgery includes a variety of procedures performed on people who have obesity. Weight loss is achieved by reducing the size of the stomach with a gastric band or through removal of a portion of the stomach. Another method is resecting and re-routing the small intestine to a small stomach pouch, which is defined as gastric bypass surgery. This surgery has become relatively common in the recent years are people are using it get themselves healthy and in better shape. However it is important to know all the risk factors going in.
The firm has handled many cases in regards to medical malpractice and botched surgeries. Peter Chamas represented an Old Bridge man who had gastric band surgery during which his esophagus was perforated. He was rushed to Robert Wood Johnson in New Brunswick for a thoracotomy to repair the tear. A thoracotomy is an incision into the pleural space of the chest. At the hospital, he suffered complications- acute respiratory distress, renal failure and sepsis.
The plaintiff was left with impaired short-term memory and concentration, nerve damage to his feet, and difficulty eating and drinking. The plaintiff was unable to work at his job for one year which ultimately caused him to lose his job. At 60 years old, he was unable to find other work due to his physical and mental impairment, Peter Chamas says. Settlement in this case was reached at $2.2 million.
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If you or someone you know has the victim of medical malpractice or a botched surgery call the personal injury attorneys at Gill and Chamas today for a free consolation (732) 324-7600.