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$700,000 Settlement – Death from Bariatric Surgery/gastric bypass

A 40-year-old woman without a surviving family died following bariatric gastric bypass surgery for weight loss. Like many weight loss surgeries, this one resulted in complications such as bleeding which was not recognized promptly.  John Elliott Leighton negotiated a $700,000 confidential settlement for her estate based on medical malpractice.


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