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Recently, a gastric bypass medical error/wrongful death case was settled for over $800,000.00 on the morning of jury trial in Norfolk, Virginia (VA).

The case in the Norfolk Circuit Court involved a 28 year old single mother who had an 8 year old handicapped child. After trying to diet and exercise to lose weight, she agreed to undergo a laparoscopic gastric bypass surgery. After the surgery, she developed symptoms of obstruction, which were improperly treated by the health care providers. The surgeons failed to recognize the significance of lab findings and an upper gastrointestinal series, which showed significant partial obstruction requiring intervention. All the doctors did was to treat the patient with anti-nauseous medication. Two and a half weeks after the surgery the obstruction ruptured. Ultimately, after multiple surgeries, the woman died.

Gastric bypass continues to be a procedure frought with complications. Our firm has successfully handled these cases in which the medical malpractice frequently leads to disastrous results. To learn more about our real case results in dealing with medical negligence and gastric bypass, please see our website at As always, we are happy to talk to you about a potential medical malpractice case without any obligation, to see if we can help you and your family.

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