Free Initial Consultation
  • Richmond Office: 912-289-0672
  • Hinesville Office: 912-289-0673
  • Ludowici Office: 912-302-4140

When weight loss surgery errors are malpractice

Losing a loved one to complications from surgery is a heartbreaking experience, and one that nobody should ever have to go through. Surgery for weight loss, such as gastric bypass surgery, carries with it many risks, but it is performed with the intention of improving someone's health. Complications can easily arise from such a surgery; however, it is the responsibility of the hospital staff to mitigate the risks and to make the decision not to perform the surgery if the patient is too high-risk.

When a person passes away due to a surgery, naturally questions need to be asked in regard to whether medical malpractice was to blame. Medical malpractice is a term used for any type of behavior, decision-making or care that is below the standard that one should expect from a competent medical practitioner. If it can be shown that this incompetence directly led to a person's death, then legal action can be sought and damages can be claimed.

How can medical malpractice be proven?

There are so many facets to a surgical procedure and to the entire hospital experience that it can be difficult to place where mistakes were made. If complications occurred due to understaffing or undertraining of nurses, it may be possible to file a claim against the hospital. However, if a particular doctor or surgeon made a poor and negligent decision, a claim may be made against him or her directly.

If you have lost a loved one due to weight loss surgery and believe medical malpractice was to blame, you may be able to file for damages.

Source: FindLaw, "When to Sue for Weight Loss Surgery Injuries," accessed June 08, 2018

No Comments

Leave a comment
Comment Information
  • Peer Review Rated 2011 | For Ethical Standards and Legal Ability | 2018
  • GTLA
  • Atlanta Bar Association | Lawyer Who Serve
  • State Bar of California
  • State Bar Of Georgia
  • American Association For Justice
  • ABA
Email Us For A Response

Get Answers To Your Questions

Bold labels are required.

Contact Information

The use of the Internet or this form for communication with the firm or any individual member of the firm does not establish an attorney-client relationship. Confidential or time-sensitive information should not be sent through this form.


Privacy Policy

Office Locations

Hinesville Office
128 South Main Street
Hinesville, GA 31313

Phone: 912-289-0673
Fax: 912-369-4542
Hinesville Law Office Map

Richmond Hill Office
10221 Ford Avenue
Richmond Hill, GA 31324

Phone: 912-289-0672
Fax: 912-459-2227
Map & Directions

Ludowici Office
348 East Cypress
Ludowici, GA 31316

Phone: 912-289-0673
Phone: 912-302-4140
Fax: 912-302-4180
Map & Directions