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    Claiming compensation for gastric band surgery error

    Claiming compensation for gastric band surgery error

    Losing weight is always a struggle – one that for some people is made a lot easier by having gastric band surgery. This involves having a band surgically fitted to reduce the size of your stomach. This means you are not able to eat as much as you did before, leading to weight loss that should bring you back down to a healthier weight.

    Many private surgeons offer this procedure and generally speaking they offer plenty of advice and information before and after the operation takes place. Gastric band surgery should not be undertaken without serious consideration. Every operation carries risks, including this one. You should be well aware of these risks prior to the procedure, and you should receive the best aftercare and information as well. Thankfully most procedures go well and do lead to weight loss. However there is the potential for mishaps to occur, not to mention negligence in some cases. If you suspect this may have happened to you it is worth seeking advice on what you should do. You want the surgery to improve your life not to make it worse, which is why you need to seek advice from a professional.

    Can you claim compensation for an operation gone wrong?

    If you have had gastric band surgery and suffered complications that you feel were due to a lack of proper professional care, you should speak to a professional injury compensation lawyer. They are experienced in dealing with medical negligence cases and they will be able to identify whether you have a case to bring against the surgeon responsible for your situation. Getting the right advice at this stage is very important, and it should be done within three years of the operation as well.

    Accident Advice Helpline has a fast 30-second online test to get things rolling

    If you need a fast answer as to whether we could help you, use our 30-second online test on Accident Advice Helpline’s website. You can also call us on our free 24/7 enquiry line on 0800 689 0500, enabling you to speak to a well-trained adviser straight away. We have over 14 years’ experience in supporting clients who have been involved in cases of medical negligence and we may be able to help you with a no win, no fee case. Contact us now to determine whether you are in a situation where a claim would be possible.

    Date Published: July 12, 2014

    Author: David Brown

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