Another FDA approved and (highly promoted because of it)....procedure that is now "showing" problems. I know that in California, two people have died after having it.
Study Adds to Growing Evidence That Lap-Band Surgery Is Risky
http://www.aolhealth.com/2011/03/22/stu ... k3%7C51216
"The authors admitted that their research had shortcomings, particularly since they focused on only one institution performing the surgery and they conducted the study when the technology had just been introduced in the 1990s."
Further more here are articles I found on the people who have died.
One interesting thing to note was that: "The Food and Drug Administration is expected to rule any day on whether to approve the procedure for those who are slightly obese, or those with a BMI of 30 or higher. Fielding said if these new regulations are approved, more than 2 million Los Angeles County residents would qualify for the procedure."
Well it did pass, not seeming to take into consideration the deaths of human beings resulting from the procedure. Go figure.
http://www.californiainjurylawyersblog. ... e-wom.html
http://www.latimes.com/business/la-fi-l ... 3964.story