New Jersey Gastric Bypass Injury Attorneys

Surgeons performing a gastric bypass on a patient.

For those trying to improve their lives with the loss of weight and renewed energy gastric bypass promises, suffering harm due to negligent medical care during the procedure is a cruel trick. As medical malpractice attorneys at Nagel Rice, LLP, we pride ourselves not only on our unwavering commitment to stand up for such clients but also on our impressive history of successful outcomes. 

Over the past 40 years, our practice has secured over $1 billion in settlements and verdicts for deserving clients throughout New Jersey. If you have been a victim of gastric bypass injuries due to medical negligence, contact us now for a prompt, compassionate response. We have the advanced skills and extensive experience necessary to win you the meaningful compensation you deserve.

What Is a Gastric Bypass?

Gastric bypass is a type of weight-loss surgery that involves creating a small pouch from the stomach and connecting it directly to the small intestine. This procedure effectively reduces the amount of food one can eat and the number of calories absorbed, leading to significant weight loss. It is primarily recommended for individuals with severe obesity, typically when other weight-loss methods have failed and significant health risks are present.

Types of Gastric Bypass

There are two ways in which a gastric bypass can be performed:

1. Roux-en-Y Gastric Bypass (RYGB)

The most common gastric bypass procedure, Roux-en-Y Gastric Bypass (RYGB), creates a small stomach pouch and reroutes food to the middle part of the small intestine, bypassing the rest of the stomach and the upper portion of the small intestine.

2. Biliopancreatic Diversion with Duodenal Switch (BPD/DS)

A less common procedure, Biliopancreatic Diversion with Duodenal Switch (BPD/DS) involves removing a portion of the stomach and bypassing a significant length of the small intestine. This method is typically reserved for individuals with an extremely high body mass index (BMI).

Gastric Bypass vs Gastric Banding

Unlike gastric bypass, gastric banding involves placing a band around the upper section of the stomach to create a small pouch, without cutting or rerouting the intestines. Although this procedure is a reversible, less invasive method of weight-loss surgery, presenting fewer risks to the patient, it generally results in less weight loss than gastric bypass.

Types of Medical Negligence Related to Gastric Bypass Procedures

Negligence during or after gastric bypass surgery can lead to severe complications. Types of medical negligence related to gastric bypass procedures include:

How Our Attorneys Must Prove Medical Malpractice

To prove medical malpractice, Nagel Rice’s attorneys must establish four key elements:

  1. Duty of Care: The healthcare provider owed a duty of care to the patient.
  2. Breach of Duty: The provider failed to meet the accepted standard of care.
  3. Causation: The breach of duty directly caused the patient’s injury.
  4. Damages: The patient suffered quantifiable damages as a result.

Services Our Legal Team Provides for Victims of Gastric Bypass Injuries

As soon as you get in touch we us, we will evaluate the merits of your case at no cost. Once you become our client, our legal team will begin working hard and long to bring you the meaningful settlement you are entitled to receive by: 

  • Gathering all necessary evidence, including medical records and other documentation
  • Interviewing witnesses
  • Determining liability (which may be shared by more than one individual or entity)
  • Checking the defendant’s background for other possible instances of negligence
  • Developing a convincing legal strategy
  • Consulting with medical and technical experts who can provide supportive testimony 
  • Negotiating a fair settlement with insurance companies and opposing counsel 
  • Aggressively litigating your case, if necessary to win you maximum compensation

Damages Nagel Rice Will Fight To Recover

Medical and other costs associated with gastric bypass injuries can be extremely high, and non-economic losses can be even greater. Our dedicated attorneys will leave no stone unturned to bring you the funds you need to cover:

  • Medical and rehabilitation costs
  • Lost income, present and future
  • Replacement services
  • Pain and suffering
  • Psychological counseling
  • Permanent scarring or other disfigurement
  • Loss of consortium
  • Loss of enjoyment of life

If you have tragically lost a loved one to a failed gastric bypass procedure, our hearts go out to you. Though we know that nothing we can do nothing to lessen your grief, we will do all we can to provide you with a modicum of justice and damages for final medical costs, funeral expenses, and loss of financial support and companionship.

New Jersey & New York Medical Malpractice Attorneys at Nagel Rice, LLP.

Contact Our New Jersey Gastric Bypass Injury Attorneys Today

At Nagel Rice, LLP, we understand the profound impact gastric bypass injuries can have on your quality of life and even your sense of self-worth. Our dedicated attorneys are well-prepared to leverage our ample experience and formidable legal skills to advocate for your rights. Contact us now for excellent legal representation by lawyers who really care.

Nagel Rice LLP helps its clients with claims throughout New Jersey including Bergen County, Essex County, Middlesex County, Monmouth County, Morris County, Passaic County, and Sussex County. We also represent clients in New York.