New Jersey Endoscopic Sleeve Gastroplasty Malpractice Attorneys
Accordion Procedure Malpractice Claims & Lawsuits
Simonson Goodman Platzer PC in New Jersey can help you explore and use your legal options if you were hurt due to malpractice during an endoscopic sleeve gastroplasty (ESG) procedure. This minimally invasive procedure is preferred by many doctors and surgeons because it is supposed to be relatively low-risk and high-reward for the patient. Yet when carefulness and protocols are relaxed, patients can suffer serious injuries and lasting complications. If this happened to you, then it is time to consider filing a malpractice claim in pursuit of full and fair compensation.
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- What is Endoscopic Sleeve Gastroplasty?
- Mistakes Made During Endoscopic Sleeve Gastroplasty
- Complications Suffered by Endoscopic Sleeve Gastroplasty Patients
- We’re Ready to Fight for You
- Frequently Asked Questions
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When a patient is having trouble losing weight, endoscopic sleeve gastroplasty might be an option. This procedure uses an endoscopic device to place sutures into the patient’s stomach, effectively reducing its size. The method of operation requires no incisions because the device goes down the patient’s throat and is eased into the stomach.
Benefits of ESG procedures include:
- Reduces patient’s appetite, helping them lose weight by eating less.
- Can be performed under general anesthesia.
- Minimal invasiveness reduces the risk of surgery complications.
ESG is preferred due to its low risk, but it is not completely risk-free. Furthermore, the risk to the patient will increase dramatically if the procedure is done incorrectly or by medical professionals who are not acting with the utmost care.
ESG patients can be hurt due to these medical mistakes and more:
- Incorrect diagnosis: Endoscopic sleeve gastroplasty is only recommended for adult patients who have a body mass index (BMI) of 30 or higher, and who do not have pre-existing conditions that could cause complications. If a doctor prescribes an ESG procedure even though it is not considered medically safe for the patient, then it could constitute medical malpractice if complications and injuries do arise.
- Surgical mistakes: Misuse of the endoscopic suturing device can cause the patient to suffer serious injuries in the stomach or down the esophagus, such as lacerations and ulcers.
- Loosened sutures: Incorrectly suturing the stomach can cause the sutures to come loose days or weeks after the ESG procedure is completed. Loosened sutures can cause gastroesophageal reflux disease. The patient will need to undergo a second endoscopic surgery to fix the sutures, too.
The most common complications suffered due to an unsafe ESG procedure are internal bleeding, stomach leaks, ulcers, and gastroesophageal reflux disease symptoms. In some cases, the patient can be put at a higher risk of a pulmonary embolism or blood clot, which can be extremely dangerous based on where the clot occurs and its size.
Before you undergo an endoscopic sleeve gastroplasty procedure, your medical provider should clearly outline all the known risks. Only at that point will you be able to make an informed decision to allow the procedure or not. If you were not told of the risks, and you suffered one such complication, then the strength of your medical malpractice claim could increase.
Our New Jersey ESG malpractice attorneys are ready to fight for you and your family. The complications and pain caused by a botched endoscopic sleeve gastroplasty procedure should not go unaddressed. Let’s use today to explore your options to file a medical malpractice claim against the medical team that hurt you. The sooner we can get your claim moving, the sooner you can seek much-deserved financial relief.
Medical malpractice is difficult to prove because it relies on several definitions. To begin, the medical provider must have owed you a duty of care. Next, they must have acted in a way that another reasonable medical provider would not have in the same way. The deviation in your care must have caused you to suffer an injury, and that injury must have caused you to experience various damages. To prove that malpractice caused your ESG complications, we highly advise you to come to our law firm for legal help.
Our New Jersey ESG malpractice attorneys are here to help with all parts of your claim or lawsuit. We can investigate your injury or symptoms with the help of medical experts, determine liability, calculate damages, file a claim, prepare for litigation, and much more. Leave everything up to us so you can rest.
New Jersey has a two-year statute of limitations on most medical malpractice claims. For a case related to a surgical mishap like an ESG malpractice claim, the statute will most likely begin on the date of that surgical procedure.
The average ESG procedure should take about 90 minutes from the moment you are given general anesthesia to its completion. If your procedure took far more or less time than 90 minutes, then it could be an indication that something was handled incorrectly.