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Sleeve Gastrectomy

New York Sleeve Gastrectomy Malpractice Attorneys

At Simonson Goodman Platzer PC, our medical malpractice attorneys in NYC have successfully recovered compensation for their clients in 98% of the cases they have handled, totaling over $200 million in settlements and verdicts to date. One of our partners, Attorney Paul Simonson, is recognized as an authority in sleeve gastrectomy malpractice, and our entire team is well-equipped to help you navigate the legal process and seek the fair recovery you are owed.

Our New York sleeve gastrectomy malpractice attorneys have over 100 years of collective experience—we understand the system and we know what it takes to win. Throughout the process, we will work directly with you to answer your questions and address any concerns you may have. We understand that this is an extremely challenging and difficult time in your life, which is why we are here to provide you with the personalized and attentive legal services you deserve.

Call Simonson Goodman Platzer PC at (800) 817-5029 to speak to one of our lawyers during a free initial consultation.

What is Sleeve Gastrectomy?

Sleeve gastrectomy, also known as vertical sleeve gastrectomy, is a weight loss procedure that involves the surgical removal of approximately 80% of the stomach. This restricts the amount of food the patient can consume and creates hormonal changes in the patient that help prompt weight loss. Sleeve gastrectomy used to be a preliminary step before bypass surgery in very obese patients but now, it is commonly used as a stand-alone weight loss surgery procedure.

Like any surgery, sleeve gastrectomy presents certain risks to patients. While a negative outcome or post-surgery complications are not necessarily indicative of medical negligence, some patients will experience serious injuries as a result of a surgeon’s failure to provide an acceptable standard of care. When this is the case, the patient can file a medical malpractice claim and seek compensation for their damages.

Signs of Malpractice in Sleeve Gastrectomy Procedures

Any time a surgeon, doctor, or any health care provider fails to treat a patient with the proper, accepted level of care, he or she has acted negligently. However, proving that your injuries or complications (or the death of a loved one) were the result of surgical malpractice can be incredibly difficult.

Some signs that you have received or are receiving substandard care before, during, or after sleeve gastrectomy include:

  • Failure to obtain your informed consent
  • Failure to properly outline the risks associated with the procedure
  • Objects or instruments left behind in the body
  • Unintentional cutting or clipping structures during surgery
  • Damage to internal organs/structures
  • Post-operative infections
  • Failure to provide adequate/competent post-op care
  • Thiamine deficiency, Wernicke's encephalopathy or Korsakoff syndrome

If you are experiencing complications after sleeve gastrectomy, do not hesitate to go to the emergency room, even if you are unable to get ahold of your doctor or if he or she is not listening to your concerns.

Do I Need an Attorney?

Proving medical negligence is nearly always a complex and nuanced process, often involving the expert testimony of medical professionals and exhaustive investigations conducted by legal professionals. It takes an attorney with extensive experience to achieve a successful outcome in these types of cases.

Request a Free Consultation Today

We invite you to reach out to us today to speak to a member of our legal team about your rights and options. Simonson Goodman Platzer PC can help you seek fair compensation for your medical bills, lost wages, pain and suffering, disability, emotional distress, and other damages. You do not have to go through this alone; contact our firm today to learn how we can help.

Call our office at (800) 817-5029 or contact us online. We offer contingency fees, so you do not owe us anything unless/until we recover compensation for you. 

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.

Hear What Our Clients Have to Say

    "Accommodating and Professional"
    The attorneys were kind, accommodating and professional. I couldn’t be happier with the settlement they achieved for me.
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    "Totally Changed My Life"
    They have done an amazing job to win my case without even going to the court.
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    "Highly Recommend"
    Highly recommend!! I had the pleasure of working with Paul Simonson during the worst time of my life. He is knowledgeable, professional & he truly cares. When other attorneys turned down my case Mr. Simonson got results! I will be forever grateful.
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    "I would highly recommend this firm."
    I would highly recommend this firm. Ted knows the law and did a great job.
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    They were honest and clear about the process of bringing a lawsuit forward and managed my expectations.
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    "I Highly Recommend This Law Firm"
    Thank you, Mr. Goodman and Mr. Simonson very much for looking out for me and always having my best interest at heart!
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    "The gratitude I feel towards them is immeasurable."
    Based on my experience with this firm, their name should be empathy, compassion and brilliance. Their kindness and attention to detail was second to none. I truly cannot say enough good things about Paul, Ted and this firm. The gratitude I feel towards them is immeasurable.
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    "There are no amount of words that can show how grateful I am for all they have done."
    Ted Goodman was amazing in the courtroom and eloquently argued my case. If I could give them 10 stars I would, they truly changed my life. There are no amount of words that can show how grateful I am for all they have done.
    Ashley W.

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