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Gastric Bypass Disaster Changes Woman’s Life

In a devastating medical malpractice incident, Julie Dunbar went from being a 300 pound overweight woman to a skeletal 90 pound individual who has to eat almost constantly to maintain a healthy weight. While the arrangement may sound appealing to some weight-loss enthusiasts, Julie Dunbar says that since the gastric bypass disaster surgery she has had a lifetime of struggle and had to completely alter her lifestyle. Gastric bypass surgery is a stomach-reducing procedure that can help obese adults to lose the weight that they need to. The surgery allows the stomach to shrink, and therefore the patient is not as hungry as he or she used to be.

Julie Dunbar once tipped the scaled at 300 pounds, and decided it was time for a change. She opted for gastric bypass surgery hoping that it would help her to reduce her weight and maintain the healthy lifestyle that she needed. Unfortunately, a medical error caused her to lose more weight than she ever anticipated. The British woman dropped from 280 pounds to a shocking 80 pounds in less than a year. She claims that she suffered a rare complication from the surgery that left her body unable to absorb any nutrients from food.

The accident caused her to become severely malnourished and she had to check into the hospital less than a year after surgery in her extraordinarily skinny state. The doctors determined that the woman needs to eat at least 5,000 calories a day and be eating constantly, all day, in order to maintain a healthy weight. Dunbar said that after gastric bypass surgery patients are supposed to drop to a healthy weight and then level off. The woman underwent two operations last month to try and correct the issue but neither one was successful. The woman now needs to constantly eat, and she calls it a “full time job.” She says that she even needs to wake up in the middle of the night to get more food so that she will not drop her weight even more. If you were the victim of a medical malpractice accident like this one, then you need assistance from a New York personal injury attorney to help you. Contact a lawyer at Greenberg & Stein today!