Gastric bypass surgery has become so common in our society people fail to think about the risks involved. All operations carry risks and gastric bypass surgery is a major abdominal procedure that can cause serious injury or death if mistakes happen.
Los Angeles, CA (PRWEB) September 12, 2012
Dr. Bruce Fagel, whom will be speaking at the ED/OB Beta Healthcare Group Risk Symposium October 3, 2012 and the American Heart Association national meeting November 5, 2012, is a leading California medical malpractice lawyer and a licensed medical doctor. His law firm, the Law Offices of Dr. Bruce G. Fagel & Associates has tried and settled more medical malpractice cases for injured patients than any other law firm in California, and has obtained over one billion dollars in verdicts and settlements for his clients.
“Gastric bypass surgery and other elective surgeries have become so common in our society people fail to think about the risks involved. All operations carry risks and weight loss surgery including gastric bypass surgery is a major abdominal procedure that can cause serious injuries or death if mistakes happen,” warns Dr. Fagel.
Warnings like this don’t come lightly from Dr. Fagel. His law firm has handled many medical malpractice and wrongful death cases involving gastric bypass surgery mistakes. “We just settled a case involving a patient with short bowel syndrome who must be fed for the rest of her life by total parenteral nutrition (TPN) from a full time caregiver. TPN is used for patients who can’t get their nutrition through eating. This means her body has to be supplied with its nutritional needs by bypassing the digestive system and dripping nutrient solution directly into her veins,” remarked Dr. Fagel. A routine surgery led to complications that required repetitive surgeries which caused the surgeons to remove too much of the patients bowel, therefore not allowing her to eat.
Additional injuries a patient may sustain from a gastric bypass surgery include the stomach leaking into the abdominal cavity which can cause infections or a blood clot. The patient can also suffer from excessive bleeding, breathing problems, leaks in the gastrointestinal system, and anesthesia problems.
“Our law firm has handled a large amount of medical malpractice lawsuits involving anesthesia malpractice,” states Dr. Fagel. “Sometimes patients come out of the surgery successfully only to encounter serious medical problems in the post anesthesia recovery room. Some patients have sustained permanent and severe brain damage or died because of the negligence of the anesthetist or anesthesiologist.” Because of his extensive legal and medical background, Dr. Fagel is often asked to speak before large audiences in the medical community including doctors, nurses, hospital insurers, and policy makers in order to help improve patient safety in hospitals and doctor’s offices.
About The Law Offices of Dr. Bruce G. Fagel & Associates
The Law Offices of Dr. Bruce G. Fagel & Associates specializes in medical malpractice cases involving serious injuries to patients. Cases include medical malpractice, birth injury, cerebral palsy, surgical error, brain damage, and wrongful death. Dr. Bruce Fagel has tried and settled more medical malpractice cases on behalf of injured parties than any other attorney in California, including obtaining the largest verdict in California history, $460 million dollars. The law firm has successfully obtained over one billion dollars in verdicts and settlements for their clients.
About Dr. Bruce Fagel
Dr. Bruce Fagel is a lawyer and a licensed medical doctor, specializing in medical malpractice. Dr. Fagel practiced emergency medicine for over 10 years before becoming an attorney. This background provides Dr. Fagel with the knowledge and expertise to represent his clients against negligent doctors, nurses, and hospitals.