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26 May 2020 0 Comments Posted in Medical Negligence, Opinion

Five post-bariatric surgery suggestions for eating well during lockdown

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Dr Mabel Blades, a Registered Dietitian and Nutritionist who has experience working with bariatric surgery patients, gives her tips for post-surgery diet in lockdown.

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31 January 2019 0 Comments Posted in Medical Negligence

Etta James – weight loss surgery and the fear of failure

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In the final instalment of their series on five famous people who have undergone weight loss surgery, the team takes a look at the story of Etta James and her fear of failure following gastric bypass surgery.

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30 January 2019 0 Comments Posted in Medical Negligence

Randy Jackson – maintaining a healthy lifestyle after bariatric surgery

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In the fourth instalment of their series on five famous people who have undergone weight loss surgery, our bariatric negligence team takes a look at the story of Randy Jackson.

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29 January 2019 0 Comments Posted in Medical Negligence

Diego Maradona – an age-long battle with weight

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In the latest blog from our series on five famous people who have undergone weight loss surgery, we take a look at the story of Diego Maradona’s experience and why he decided to undergo a gastric bypass procedure.

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28 January 2019 0 Comments Posted in Medical Negligence

Vanessa Feltz – The psychological struggles of weight loss surgery

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Vanessa Feltz has struggled with her weight for many years. Following a relationship breakdown over 15 years ago, she is reported to have lost over five stone, mainly through poor diet and not eating properly. This was the beginning of her yo-yo dieting and battle with weight. Read her story here in the second of our five-part series on famous people who have undergone weight loss surgery.

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25 January 2019 0 Comments Posted in Medical Negligence, Opinion

Sharon Osbourne: Surgery and a healthy attitude to achieve weight loss – Five people you may not know have had weight loss surgery

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Weight loss surgery is often mis-characterised as an easy way out for people who are too lazy to exercise the weight off. What people seem to misunderstand is that mental health often has a huge impact upon someone’s weight, and weight loss surgery is a last-ditch effort to force someone who struggles to control their weight to keep the pounds off.

Over the next week, we will show you some examples of famous people who have had weight loss surgery, to give you an insight into why it’s an option for people who struggle to lose weight and even why it might not be a definitive solution in some cases.

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1 November 2018 0 Comments Posted in Factsheets, Medical Negligence

How is a medical negligence claim investigated?

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16 May 2016 0 Comments Posted in Personal Injury

Withy King wins right to appeal for more compensation

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Law firm Withy King has won the right to appeal against the level of compensation awarded to a young man who suffered severe brain damage as a toddler. Withy King won the right to appeal to the Court of Appeal …

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15 December 2015 0 Comments Posted in Medical Negligence

A positive development for patients with type 2 diabetes

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After reading about the shocking news that some people on the London Underground had recently been handed ‘fat cards’ trying to shame them into losing weight and save NHS resources, I then came across an article in The Telegraph today about how losing less than one gram from the pancreas (the organ which regulates blood sugar levels) could potentially cure type 2 diabetes, often associated with obesity, which in the long term if successful would substantially reduce costs for the NHS.

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31 October 2014 0 Comments Posted in Medical Negligence

Risks and benefits of weight loss surgery procedures

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As a medical negligence solicitor specialising in cases relating to weight loss (bariatric) surgery, I read with interest recently a review published in The Journal of the American Medical Association comparing the two principal methods of weight loss surgery – gastric bypass and (adjustable) gastric band.

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30 April 2012 0 Comments Posted in Case Studies

Compensation for life-changing injuries resulting from the wrong weight loss procedure

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Our client, a lady who was 32 at the time of her weight loss surgery, contacted our Clinical Negligence team, after a defect in the procedure was not dealt with quickly enough, resulting in serious life-altering injuries.

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30 April 2012 0 Comments Posted in Case Studies

Compensation recovered for wrongful weight loss surgery procedure

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The compensation for negligent treatment cannot help fully restore the patient’s health, but funds recovered may go a long way to help them cope with the effects of their injuries.

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