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Gastric Band Claims

Adding a Gastric band is a procedure is used to increase weight loss in an individual. The device itself is used round the upper section of the stomach to create a small pouch, which restricts the amount of food a person can eat and can result in rapid weight loss over a number of months. The good thing about a gastric band is the fact it can be removed, which a gastric bypass is a permanent. Although it is a temporary procedure the gastric band procedure can, like all surgery, carry risks.

What can go wrong?

Although this procedure is relatively low invasive it can come with complications, such as:

– Infection
– Blood clots to the legs (deep vein thrombosis) or the lungs (pulmonary embolism)
– Internal bleeding (can affect 1 in 100 people)
– Gallstones
– Psycho-social effects of surgery
– Stomal stenosis

If you or a loved one has ever experienced any complications during a gastric band procedure then please seek medical advice. Once you have done this feel free to contact us into whether you may have a claim, under no obligation.

What are the implications?

The main implications of this kind of surgery is the risk of the device not working as it should or not being placed in the correct area.

Post treatment claims: What can I get compensated for?

Even though a gastric band is relatively low risk there is a chance, like many operations, that something may go wrong. The most common post treatment claims are:

– Infection
– Blood clots
– Unsatisfactory results
– Psychological

If any of these symptoms have been experienced by you or a loved one then please seek medical attention. When you have received any necessary treatment feel free to call us and see whether you may have a claim, under no obligation.

Unqualified practitioner

The thought of someone carrying out your plastic surgery with no qualifications is unimaginable, but there have been cases when this has occurred, although this has mainly occurred in cases outside the EU.

A surgeon performing any type of cosmetic surgery in the UK has to be part of the British Association of Plastic Reconstructive and Aesthetic Surgeons (BAPRAS) and it is a criminal offence for anyone to perform surgery without the necessary qualifications. That’s why we urge people to do there research before they choose a surgeon to do there surgery. As the implications of bad surgery can have very serious consequences.

How we can aid your recovery

Here at Scott Rees & Co we pride ourselves on giving our clients the best service and treatment possible to aid your recovery. This would include referring you to our best doctors and surgeons in the UK if you need corrective surgery. We also know that suffering plastic surgery gone wrong can have an affect on your confidence. This is why we can offer counselling or Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) if you feel you may benefit from this. In some cases we can offer interim payments to cover any bills that may not of been paid if you have had to take time off work. This will give you piece of mind so you can solely concentrate on getting back to full health.

How to make a claim

For free advice, as to whether you could make a claim, without obligation, simply fill in the claim form on the right hand side of the page or give us a call. We will be sure to answer any of your questions about whether or not you could be entitled to make a Gastric band procedure compensation claim.

No win, no fee

At Scott Rees & Co, all of our solicitors work on a no win no fee basis, providing that you are open and honest with us and that you follow our instructions throughout the claims process. What that means is that if we are unsuccessful with your claim, you won’t have to pay us a penny, so if you have fallen victim to a cosmetic or plastic surgery procedure that has gone wrong, you have nothing to lose by giving us a call.

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