Lap Band Surgery Dangers: Do You Need a Lap Band Lawyer for Weight Loss Surgery Injury?
If you believe seemingly convincing television and print advertising, lap band weight loss surgery sounds like a fat person’s dream come true.
The commercials make you want to believe that lap band (also known as gastric band) weight loss surgery is as simple as a Botox injection.
Botox has its risks.
Lap band surgery has far greater risks simply because the surgery is invasive; all surgery is not without risks even minimally invasive surgery as lap band claims to be; and whenever anesthesia is involved – there’s risk involved.
- One of the greatest risks is that lap band surgery centers are opening at breakneck speed. Who’s staffing them?
- How much experience do they have performing lap band surgery?
- Some are even promoting deals. Do you want a bargain basement invasive surgery?
Mega-million dollar pharmaceutical companies like Johnson & Johnson and Allergan are manufacturing the gastric banding which is a silicon band that wraps around your upper stomach (like an internal belt) to prevent you from overeating; thusly, you lose weight unless you make it a regular practice to drink rich milkshakes through a straw.
Teams of motivated pharmaceutical representatives are spreading through the cities and suburbs with well-honed sales pitches touting the popularity and tempting the profitability to doctors for offering the services of gastric lap band surgery.
What may prove tempting to doctors is right now some insurance companies are not paying for the procedure so for the right demographic (think cosmetic surgery) it’s cash-based or credit-card based payments. However, as you read this, big pharmaceutical companies aren’t big for nothing -– they are diligently trying to persuade insurance companies to pay for lap band surgery which widens the net of profitable pharmaceutical opportunities.
Are you or a loved one the victim of a lap band surgery gone wrong?
Do you need a medical malpractice law firm by your side to support you and your family during this time of concern and questions?
Please contact Monheit Law for your free lap band surgery evaluation so we can determine what your legal options are.
Let us help.