Gastric Band Negligence Claims
Medical experts agree that being significantly overweight poses a range of challenges to a person’s health and can reduce their life expectancy. Obesity rates in Britain are rising, and along with it the number of individuals undergoing gastric band surgery is increasing, with around 10,000 patients undergoing the operation every year.
Gastric band surgery is an aid to weight loss rather than a quick solution. A band is tied around the stomach to reduce its volume. It is a less invasive procedure than a gastric bypass, which is where a surgeon cuts the stomach and digestive system in size. Both gastric band and gastric bypass operations necessitate a patient undergoing surgery, which is called bariatric surgery.
What is Gastric Band Negligence?
Gastric band medical negligence injuries happen when the standard of treatment a patient receives is below what is acceptable. Examples can include:
- Not advising patients of all risks and obtaining informed consent.
- Errors during surgery leading to injury, such as perforated organs.
- Lax postoperative care leading to infection, or mistreatment of infection.
- Anaesthetic mismanagement.
- Incorrectly placed gastric bands.
Patients can obtain bariatric surgery through privately funded means or via the NHS, though the NHS only supports gastric band or bypass surgery when obesity endangers a client’s life, and where traditional weight loss methods have not been successful. It does not matter whether you received your treatment in a private hospital or an NHS one, a compensation claim for medical negligence can succeed where negligence can be proven.
How Can We Help?
Starting a claim for compensation due to gastric band negligence can feel like a daunting prospect, but with the team of experienced lawyers at The Medical Negligence Experts to help you, the process becomes far easier.
The first thing to do is get in touch with your enquiry. You don’t need to commit to anything at this point. We will talk you through your experience and professional assess the information to let you know whether your claim is valid. For a compensation application to succeed the claimant – you – need to prove that not only were you affected by negligent medical treatment but that this negligence caused you injury or illness.
Once you have decided to proceed with your claim, we will work with you to compile the evidence necessary to prove negligence, putting you in contact with the right independent medical experts to provide information to solidify your claim. We will communicate with the medical care provider responsible and request they acknowledge their responsibility and compensate you in a fair way.
Compensation calculations take into account loss of earnings you have endured due to an extended recovery time, the cost of any repair surgery, and the cost of any other rehabilitation, care, or expenses you incurred as a result of the negligent treatment.
The majority of medical negligence claims are resolved without having to go to court, and we will do our best to obtain an acceptable settlement for you this way. Court procedures are lengthy and stressful, and something we will only recommend if your care provider refuses responsibility, or you cannot agree on an acceptable amount of compensation.
Contact the Medical Negligence Experts today and find out how we can help you start your claim.
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Am I eligible?
If you have suffered from medical negligence in the past 3 years, the short answer is yes.
However, medical negligence can be complicated, so we recommend that you speak with one of our expert solicitors - It’s Free.
How much could I claim?
As every medical case is different, the amount of compensation paid out can differ. Varying factors lead to the final figure include: Level of negligence, earnings missed out on, future losses and more.
Our experienced team of experts will give you an indication of how much you could potentially claim.
How does the process work?
We understand that when making a claim it’s important to know what to expect and when to expect it. That’s why we make the process as transparent as possible.
Your solicitor will gather all the evidence and will notify the negligent party of your claim against them. With your dedicated solicitor negotiating on your behalf, you will be kept up to date every step of the way.
Why should you use us?
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We offer a No Win No Fee* service on all our claims - We assess each claim on its merits with the information provided, which aids us to determine its likely success rate. This takes the risk away from you.
Our experienced solicitors are experts in securing compensation no matter the level of negligence.
We are committed to securing the best possible outcome for you, while providing friendly support every step of the way.
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On contact, you will be allocated your own expert Medical Negligence solicitor who will be there every step of the way. You will be provided with a direct phone number and direct email address of your solicitor.
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Whether you are ready to make a medical negligence claim, or you would just like a free conversation with a legal professional, we have experts on hand to give you all the information you need. Take the first step to getting what you deserve by filling in our quick contact form and we will call you back whenever suits you.