The Department of Insurance is investigating the Lap Band surgery centers who advertise under the name 1-800-GET-THIN. Aetna Insurance company said they are cooperating with the State agency's investigation of the surgery centers. The investigation seems to involve not only the 5 people who have died after having Lap Band surgeries in the last year, but it may involve allegations of overbilling, failure to warn patients of the risks and advertising tactics as well.
Several wrongful death lawsuits are now pending against Lap Band surgery centers seeking damages for injuries allegedly caused by the surgery centers. The outcome of these suits may be years to come.
In the mean time, if you know someone who believes they were injured at a lap band surgery center, please have them contact a competent injury attorney right away.
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