FDA Warnings for Weight Loss Balloons
On February 9, 2017, the FDA warned doctors to closely monitor patients for symptoms of pancreatitis and over-filled gastric balloons after dozens of serious injuries were linked to Orbera and Re-Shape. Dozens of people have been injured from spontaneous hyperinflation as soon as 9 days after implantation. Then, four others went to the hospital after contracting pancreatitis as soon as 3 days after implantation. Doctors suspect the balloon compressed the pancreas or other organs.
There Have Been 12 Deaths Since 2016
The FDA in June 2018 warned that a total of 12 patients have died since 2016 from weight loss balloons surgery. All of the patients died within a month from surgery. Then, three died within three days of balloon placement. The FDA is also investigating two additional people who died after their stomach balloon perforated their stomach.
We Want to Help Weight Loss Balloons Victims
Furthermore, it is your right for manufacturers to inform you about the long-term risks associated with the medical devices, and it is the responsibility of manufacturers to provide this information. Of course, we want to help send a message that this is not acceptable. We are advocates for consumers who have been harmed by dangerous products, and likewise, we have the experience necessary to successfully litigate these cases.
Contact the Michael Brady Lynch Firm today for a free consultation to learn more about seeking justice. Compensation may be available for any medical expenses associated with this ordeal, as well as for your physical and emotional suffering. There is no obligation.
How We Can Help
When you experience side effects from a dangerous drug, it can have devastating effects on your entire life. A verdict or settlement could also provide compensation for your injuries and damages. The types of recoverable losses are:
- Past and future medical expenses
- Lost wages
- Loss of an ability to work; and
- Pain and suffering
If a person dies from complications from a drug, family members may be able to recover damages for the wrongful death of their loved one, including:
- Funeral expenses
- Medical expenses prior to death
- Loss of economic support; and
- Loss of companionship
If the conduct of a company is found to be highly reckless, punitive damages may be awarded to punish the company and deter similar conduct in the future. If you or a loved one suffered from weight loss balloon surgery, please speak to us to learn more about your rights.
The Michael Brady Lynch Firm is currently accepting cases in all 50 states. Please use the form on this page or call toll-free 24 hours a day at 877-513-9517.