Pittsburgh Lawyers Representing Victims Of Gastric Bypass Surgery Errors
I’m attorney John Gismondi, founder of Gismondi & Associates. We are lawyers who represent people in Pittsburgh and throughout Pennsylvania who have been injured or died during gastric bypass surgery. A powerful lawsuit can provide full and complete compensation for you, and it can also send a strong message that will help to prevent some other person from being injured by a similar mistake or accident.
What Went Wrong During Gastric Bypass Surgery?
Obesity can cause many health problems, including diabetes, joint problems, and heart conditions. Since obese patients may have these pre-existing health problems, physicians and anesthesiologists need to carefully monitor gastric bypass patients during and after surgery.
Also, it is not uncommon that in the days following gastric bypass surgery, patients can develop obstructions in their stomach or one of the limbs of the bypass. Therefore, it is most important that doctors be alert and pay attention to any unusual abdominal complaints that a patient has before he or she is discharged from the hospital, or within the first few days that he or she is at home.
Our lawyers represented the family members of a woman from Pennsylvania who suffered brain damage following gastric bypass surgery when her endotracheal tube came out of position, causing a loss of oxygen to her brain. The woman died approximately one year later. Our lawyers filed suit against the hospital, the nurses and the doctors who were supposed to be watching the endotracheal tube.
A Lawsuit Provides Compensation … And More
We wish that we could turn back the hands of time and undo what has happened to you or your family. Unfortunately, no lawyer has that power. However, with a successful lawsuit we can reduce the burdens you face by obtaining full and complete compensation for everything that you have experienced as a result of your injury or the death of a family member … mounting medical bills, lost wages, physical pain and suffering, mental anguish, and perhaps most importantly, the loss of the relationship and companionship of a loved one.
We will also fight for compensation to cover everything that you may face in the future. Gastric bypass surgery errors and malpractice cases often involve long-term needs for things such as future surgeries, specialized equipment, personal attendant care and much more. Our goal is to provide full compensation for all of those needs so that you or your loved one can enjoy the very best quality of life possible and make the most of a difficult situation. After all, that is the least that you are entitled to.
Aside from providing you with full and complete compensation, a lawsuit can do one other very important thing: It can force changes to be made by the doctor or hospital that caused the injury to you or a loved one so that no other person or family has to go through what you have.
Our Experience with Gastric Bypass Cases
Over the past 30 years, our attorneys have successfully handled cases on behalf of gastric bypass patients, including the following:
- A multimillion-dollar recovery on behalf of a woman who developed a bowel obstruction following gastric surgery, and then died because the surgery to relieve the obstruction was not handled appropriately.
- A significant six-figure award on behalf of the family of a woman who died following gastric bypass surgery because her endotracheal tube came out of position a few days after surgery.
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If you or a loved one has been injured by gastric bypass surgery, call us now for a free consultation toll free at 1-888-529-1255. And remember, we always return phone calls. Our law office is in Pittsburgh and our attorneys handle medical malpractice cases throughout Pennsylvania.