New Jersey Sleeve Gastrectomy Malpractice Lawyers
Were You Hurt by a Weight Loss Procedure?
Simonson Goodman Platzer PC in New Jersey can help you if you underwent the weight loss procedure sleeve gastrectomy and suffered a serious injury or complication. Our team of surgical malpractice lawyers knows how to approach difficult cases, including those that will go to courtroom litigation. Medical practitioners and institutions use different strategies when defending against a malpractice claim, but we know how to counter them. Trust your case with us.
On This Page
- What is Sleeve Gastrectomy?
- Types of Sleeve Gastrectomy Malpractice
- How to Prove Malpractice
- How Much is Your Case Worth?
Dial (800) 817-5029 now if you were hurt during or after a sleeve gastrectomy procedure.
What is Sleeve Gastrectomy?
A sleeve gastrectomy is a weight loss procedure that is typically reserved for patients who have an urgent need to lose weight. During the surgery, about 80% of the stomach is removed. The reduced stomach size promotes appetite control and hormonal adjustments that can be essential to weight loss for obese patients who have not had success with other procedures.
Types of Sleeve Gastrectomy Malpractice
Medical providers always owe their patients a high standard of care that includes accepted medical procedures and methods, including sleeve gastrectomy patients. When this standard is not met and medical practitioners deviate from the accepted norms, malpractice can be the result.
Different forms of sleeve gastrectomy malpractice can include:
- Not giving the patient a chance to give informed consent.
- Not informing the patient of the risks inherent to sleeve gastrectomy procedures.
- Not exploring safer or less invasive alternatives first.
- Damaging or cutting adjacent organs during the surgery.
- Leaving medical instruments inside the patient’s body after the surgery.
- Failing to sanitize the surgical site and causing a severe infection.
- Failing to provide adequate post-op treatments and aftercare instructions.
Please seek immediate medical attention if you are experiencing severe pain, abdominal swelling, or other unexplained complications after a sleeve gastrectomy procedure. You might be suffering from the side effects of medical malpractice that occurred before or during the operation.
How to Prove Sleeve Gastrectomy Malpractice
The proof of medical negligence in your sleeve gastrectomy procedure might be difficult to find, especially if you are unrepresented. If you work with our New Jersey sleeve gastrectomy malpractice lawyers, then you can leave everything up to us. We know where to look for evidence of medical negligence and how to use it to best benefit your case.
We might be able to help your case by using:
- Your medical record and included notes.
- Testimonies from third-party medical experts.
- Practice histories of the medical team that conducted your surgery.
How Much is Your Medical Negligence Case Worth?
Every medical malpractice case like a sleeve gastrectomy malpractice lawsuit has a unique value or worth. This amount is based on the damages and losses you have experienced already and will likely suffer in the future. No attorney can promise that your case will end in a specific settlement or award amount. But our team can promise to do whatever is possible to maximize the value of your case.
Damages in a sleeve gastrectomy malpractice case can include:
- Past and future medical expenses
- Lost wages
- Reduced income capacity
- Pain, suffering, and mental anguish
In New Jersey, there is no cap on medical malpractice compensatory damages that include financial losses and non-economic damages. There is a cap on punitive damages. Currently, this amount is $350,000 or 500% of the compensatory damages, whichever is greater, but this amount can change with legislative updates. Punitive damages are rare and might not be available in your case. We can help determine if they are worth pursuing based on the unique details of your claim or lawsuit.
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You can learn more about your legal options without reaching for your wallet. Dial (800) 817-5029 and request a free consultation with our New Jersey sleeve gastrectomy malpractice attorneys. We are here to support and guide you during this challenging time.
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