Medical Negligence Claims

Bariatric (Weight Loss) Surgery Claims

Weight Loss Surgery Claims

Weight loss surgery is increasingly common these days and can have certain beneficial effects, however, as with many medical procedures, things can sometimes go wrong.

At Browell Smith & Co Solicitors we have assisted many clients across the North East and beyond who have found themselves to have been the subject of negligent treatment when undergoing a weight loss procedure.

If you have had any difficulties with your weight loss surgery then the legal team at Browell Smith & Co has the expertise and experience to guide you through the procedures appropriate to any claim.

Contact our expert team today to arrange a free initial consultation at any of our offices, in Newcastle, Cramlington, Ashington and Sunderland, or alternatively, request a callback to discuss your particular requirements.

Philip Browell

Solicitor & Senior Director

Dawn Bagley

Solicitor - Director of Personal Injury & Medical Negligence

Angela Rowney

Solicitor - Medical Negligence

Kirsty Dockerty

Legal Clerk - Personal Injury & Medical Negligence

John Muxworthy

Costs Director and Solicitor

Michelle Thomson

Associate Solicitor - Medical Negligence

Lindsey Henderson

Senior Associate Solicitor - Medical Negligence

Jennifer Craven

Associate Solicitor - Medical Negligence

Potential errors in weight loss treatment

If during gastric band surgery the band is put on the wrong part of the stomach, or at the wrong angle or the band slips. In the event that this occurs, restricted food input or complete blockage can result. Emergency corrective surgery is required, if not, sepsis can occur.

A failure to staple properly during gastric bypass surgery can cause leakage. Such a failure represents substandard treatment and you may be able to seek compensation if this has happened. Failure to promptly diagnose that a leak has occurred can also give rise to a medical negligence claim.

If an incorrect bypass procedure has been performed, it may be possible to claim for compensation.

Are there any time limits to making a weight loss surgery claim? 

As with all claims for medical negligence compensation, there are time limits within which a claim must be lodged with the court. For accident claims, court proceedings must be started within three years from the date of your accident.

In the event that court proceedings are not started within three years from the relevant date, the negligent party may be able to escape paying compensation on the basis that your claim is out of time.

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