Numerous options are available to help achieve weight loss goals, but it’s important to remember that extreme measures can come with extreme risks. Take gastric bypass surgery as an example. More than 179,000 of these procedures are performed annually. But each year, some patients become victims of medical mistakes that can often be severe.
One such case involves a 32-year-old Texas man who lost both legs as the result of a botched gastric bypass surgery. He filed a Texas medical malpractice lawsuit against the medical team responsible for his care.
According to reports from Daily Mail, the patient was undergoing the routine procedure when surgeons severed his aorta, one of the largest arteries in the body. As he lost copious amounts of blood, surgeons were able to sew the artery, but accidentally closed it off. This in turn cut off blood circulation to the patient’s legs, which then required the limbs to be amputated. The victim will need medical care for the remainder of his life and is seeking $10 million in damages.
At Daniel Stark Injury Lawyers, we recognize the dangers weight loss surgery can pose. That’s why our team of College Station personal injury lawyers is hopeful a decision in this case will bring a sense of closure to the victim.