Experience, High-Quality Representation, and Individualized Service Set Us Apart

Perdue & Kidd Trial Lawyers is a boutique law firm with a team of elite legal professionals with over 100 years of combined experience.  We take a client-centric, quality-over-quantity approach because we want to help individuals—not huge numbers of cases. Co-founding attorneys Jim Perdue, Jr and Donald Kidd have garnered many awards, accolades, and national recognition for their work in plaintiff injury law. Jim is board-certified in Medical Professional Liability Law and is a member of the elite Summit Counsel because of his unwavering dedication to providing fierce advocacy on behalf of people who have been hurt by another’s negligence. We are considered leaders in our field of law and a bariatric malpractice lawyer with us may be able to help you get the justice you deserve.

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Contact Perdue & Kidd to Make Sure Your Rights are Protected After Medical Malpractice

A bariatric surgery malpractice lawyer will sit with you in a free consultation to discuss your case and answer any questions you might have. We will be upfront with you and let you know if you have a case and what the next steps would be.  An attorney on our dedicated team has secured substantial compensation for people with damages such as:

  • Hospital Bills
  • Corrective Surgery Expenses
  • Medical Expenses
  • Pain and Suffering
  • Lost Wages
  • Loss of Earning Ability
  • Mental Anguish
  • And Other Damages

About Bariatric Surgery Techniques

Bariatric surgery is a type of medical intervention to help people with weight loss when diet and exercise have been ineffective. It is generally performed on seriously obese individuals in order to improve their health by promoting weight loss. Each type of bariatric surgery involves some method of reducing the size of the stomach so the amount of food consumed is limited. The most common surgeries are:

Adjustable Gastric Band (Lap-Band)

A band is placed around the upper part of the stomach, creating a small pouch. 

Gastric Bypass (Roux-en-Y Gastric Bypass)

In this procedure, the surgeon creates a small stomach pouch and reroutes a portion of the small intestine to it. 

Sleeve Gastrectomy

A large portion of the stomach is removed leaving behind a smaller "sleeve" or tube-shaped stomach. 

Intragastric Balloon

This temporary option involves inserting a deflated balloon into the stomach and then inflating it to reduce the amount of stomach space available for food.

Biliopancreatic Diversion with Duodenal Switch (BPD/DS)

This more complex procedure removes a significant portion of the stomach and reroutes the small intestine.

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What Can Go Wrong in Bariatric Surgery?

The NIH reported that about one in five patients develop short-term or long-term complications after bariatric surgery.  Some severe cases resulted in death. The most common injuries and conditions that developed due to malpractice on behalf of a surgeon, physician, doctor, nurse, hospital, or other include:

  • Internal Bleeding
  • Infections
  • Ulcers
  • Kidney Failure
  • Osteoporosis
  • Malnutrition
  • Gastroesophageal Reflux Disorder (GERD)
  • Leakage into Abdomen
  • Bowel Obstructions
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We Find the Sources of Negligence and Liability so You Can Focus on Recovery

The law offices of Perdue & Kidd are located in Houston, TX but we help people with bariatric surgery malpractice claims throughout the nation.  Contact us today to schedule a time to discuss your case with a malpractice lawyer who knows how to discover all sources of medical negligence that led to the serious economic and non-economic damages connected with a botched bariatric surgery suffered by people like you.

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