A Defense Victory in Complex Bariatric Surgery Case

A Defense Victory in Complex Bariatric Surgery Case Client:  An attending bariatric surgeon. Type of Case:  Alleged failure to diagnose anastomotic leak after bariatric surgery. Background:  The plaintiff underwent a “Roux-en-Y” gastric bypass procedure and developed an abscess and sepsis postoperatively. Suit Filed:  The plaintiff venued the case in New York State Supreme Court, Bronx County, which is considered a strong venue for plaintiffs. Client’s Concern:  The plaintiff had an extremely rocky course after the surgery, and her survival was in question at several points.  She did survive, but was hospitalized for a lengthy period and then required a long

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