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Gastric Banding

New York Gastric Banding Malpractice Attorneys

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Gastric banding surgery has become a popular alternative to gastric bypass surgery for people who need to lose weight. Because the procedure is done laparoscopically, meaning it does not involve any cutting or stapling inside your abdomen, it offers a number of benefits to patients, including less downtime and a faster recovery. In addition, it takes only about half an hour to an hour for an experienced surgeon to perform gastric banding.

However, what seems simple—your surgeon placing a band around the upper part of your stomach to create a small pouch—can actually be very complicated. When surgeons are careless or inexperienced, they can make mistakes that may lead to serious complications.

If you believe that you or your loved one is the victim of medical negligence, contact our New York gastric banding malpractice lawyers for a free consultation. At Simonson Goodman Platzer PC, we have represented injured victims in New York and New Jersey for decades, securing hundreds of millions of dollars on their behalf. We have the experience, resources, and know-how to effectively advocate for you and your recovery.

Call our office today at (800) 817-5029 or contact us online to get started with a free initial consultation.

What Are the Risks Associated with Gastric Banding?

In addition to the risks associated with any surgery, some of the common risks following gastric banding include:

  • Gastric band slipping out of place or eroding through the stomach
  • Inflammation of the stomach lining
  • Injury to the stomach and/or other organs
  • Scarring leading to blockage of the bowels
  • Dilated esophagus associated with overeating
  • Poor nutrition leading to overall negative health effects
  • Thiamine deficiency, Wernicke's encephalopathy or Korsakoff syndrome

When to Contact an Attorney After Gastric Banding

All weight loss surgeries are complicated in that they change the way your body functions and, as a result, change your daily life. Unfortunately, for those who seek the health benefits of weight loss surgery, these expected complications are not their only concern; too many people who have had gastric banding surgery are victims of medical error and neglect.

If you or a family member has had gastric banding surgery and are presently experiencing serious medical problems—including infections, blood clots, nerve damage, organ damage, and/or neurological problems—you should contact an experienced, knowledgeable attorney who can help find out what you can do to get help for your pain and suffering.

Call Simonson Goodman Platzer PC Today

The New York gastric banding malpractice attorneys at Simonson Goodman Platzer PC are highly experienced in complex cases involving gastric banding and surgical negligence. We understand the problems that can occur during and after surgery, as well as the errors and neglect that could have caused them. And, most importantly, we know how to fight for the justice you deserve.

To talk for free with a medical malpractice attorney who has the experience and knowledge to understand your gastric banding case and fight to get you maximum compensation, reach out to Simonson Goodman Platzer PC today. We offer contingency fees, so you do not owe us anything unless/until we recover a settlement or verdict on your behalf.

Contact us online or call (800) 817-5029 to schedule your no-cost, no-obligation consultation.

Our Settlements & Verdicts

Our top priority is to devise customized legal strategies that are tailored to the unique legal needs of our clients, no matter how simple or complicated their situations might be.

  • $87 Million Work Accident Verdict

    The firm won $87 million in the Bronx County Supreme Court for a laborer who was left paralyzed as a result of a work accident in March 2004.

  • $18 Million Medical Malpractice Settlement

    $18,000,000 verdict on behalf of a twin born after a long delay with a severe brain injury-hypoxic ischemic encephalopathy.

  • $7.9 Million Medical Malpractice Verdict

    $7,900,000 verdict for failure to monitor glucose levels in post CABG patient leads to death of 47 year old leaving a wife and two children.

  • $7.5 Million Medical Malpractice Settlement

    $7,500,000 recovery for a baby who was seriously brain-damaged at the time of his birth. Due to a delay in delivery, the baby lost vital oxygen to his brain and develop cerebral palsy.

  • $6.4 Million Medical Malpractice Settlement

    $6,400,000 recovery for a young woman’s pregnancy that was mishandled before she went into labor leading to seizures with resultant brain damage.

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