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So to make a very long story short, I paid 16,000 dollars to the SLIMMBAND CLINIC IN TORONTO, TO INSERT BY LAPOROROCOPY AND GENERAL ANESTHETIC A DEVICE WHICH WAS TO CONTROL MY APPETITE AND HELP ME TO LOSE AND MAINTAIN MY WEIGHT, FOR MY HEALTH.

I was blind sighted, I should have done my homework, this very clinic and doctor had jumped ship on hundreds of other innocent unsuspecting, patients. I went through the courts and won the case against the clinic, big deal they shut their doors one week prior to my court date.

My only hope is to tell anyone who even thinks about this way of life in the Toronto area be certain it is not the same owner, nor the same doctor that took my money and left me with a nonfunctioning piece of silicone band in my abdomen. Three surgeries later and many heart aches and physical discomfort I had the monster removed.DO NOT BE FOOLED THEY HIRE SKINNY PEOPLE WHO TELL YOU THEY HAD THE SAME SURGERY. I HAVE ASLO BEEN IN CONTACT WITH PATIENTS THAT ENDED UP WITH SEVERE INFECTIONS AND MANY COMPLICATIONS.

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I would love to chat with you, so happy you went after them, they need to be held responsible. This has truly been the biggest mistake of my life. So much pain and suffering and no care, no support....abandoned!

How can this happen?

Carol

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I have had the surgery too. I lost 143 pounds. By not eating and vomiting ALOT

I was thinking I was eating too much at once. 3 crackers and a piece of marble cheese did it for me one day. I would be at work and sick. It was getting to be awful. So after 7 years I had the band removed, I was putting weight back on anyway. I feel better, although I am gaining weight. I would like to know who you went to as a lawyer. I do not care about a lot of money, really just want my $16000.00 back. This was to be a life long commitment and after 7 years I am done!!! Please help! I hope you got your money!

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I think a class action lawsuit should be filed to covered the cost of removal and the pain and suffering that patients have gone through. Would anybody know how to get that started?

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Yes it would be nice to get a refund , that would at least help cover the revision costs but its unlikely to happen

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So sorry for all you've been through.

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I did a quick Google search about this. Man! I can't believe that **** weasel of a butcher is still practicing medicine! He is foul! If I were a terrible person I'd wish he's meet a butcher of equal evil in a dark alley. Oh wait I'm not good, I'm Sin! Yay! Now I can hope he gets a lobotomy!

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Hi There, I'm glad you won your case. Did you go to Small Claims? So all doctors have to have errors and omission insurance which lawsuits fall under. So I would think that they would be required to pay you out of that. I;m thinking that the company name, and all Dr's that are partners in the company are named personally.

I had a lapband performed Dec 2007. I lost over 250 pounds in total during my time but I was never able to get a fill. I would throw up for days and have to go back and have it unfilled. I mainly drank Protein Shakes, Water and exercised non stop. The clinic never returned calls. And Two years ago I had to have my band remove because it has destroyed my esophagus so badly and I was constanly bleeding internally and my hemoglobin had hit so low that I was going weeks not able to get out of bed. Dr. Yau was suspended after and sold the Lapband Clinic to Slimband but apparently kept performing and working there. I have spent so much money and lost so much money because of being self employed and not being able to work so often due to my health.

I would like to begin a law suit if anyone else is interested.

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I am definitely interested in a lawsuit against Slimband. I have lost thousands of dollars in pay due to having to take unpaid sick leave (in fact, I am lucky to even still be employed). Also, I'm told that almost everyone will need to eventually have to have it removed (mine hasn't been yet). My personal e-mail is jenannecoulter@yahoo.ca if you would like to connect with me.

Jennifer, Ottawa

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I got my Slimband in November 2010 and have had issues with vomiting since day one. Almost 10 years later I'm starting to have almost unbearable symptoms (haven't been able to keep anything down since Friday, pain in my chest, difficulty breathing). I would love to hear from anyone that has had their Slimband removed and anyone that has sued them.

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I have not personally sued but I want to. Unfortunately I am not sure how to go about it either. I did read this article which might be of interest. At some point I think almost all Slimband patients will have to have their bands removed. https://www.cbc.ca/news/health/gastric-band-surgery-marketplace-1.4479735 If you want to chat in person, add me on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/jennifercoulter

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On 2/26/2019 at 12:25 PM, jenottawa said:

I am definitely interested in a lawsuit against Slimband. I have lost thousands of dollars in pay due to having to take unpaid sick leave (in fact, I am lucky to even still be employed). Also, I'm told that almost everyone will need to eventually have to have it removed (mine hasn't been yet). My personal e-mail is jenannecoulter@yahoo.ca if you would like to connect with me.

Jennifer, Ottawa

1 hour ago, lemmeh said:

I got my Slimband in November 2010 and have had issues with vomiting since day one. Almost 10 years later I'm starting to have almost unbearable symptoms (haven't been able to keep anything down since Friday, pain in my chest, difficulty breathing). I would love to hear from anyone that has had their Slimband removed and anyone that has sued them.

I would contact your General Doctor and asked to be referred to a internal surgeon and have it removed. I had to have mine removed and it has caused me massive damage to my esophagus and upper stomach. I had issues with cancer in my esophagus three years ago and the surgeon felt definetly it had to due to the lapband and the negligence of the Dr. Lau's insertion of it. Please go and talk to your local MD asap so that you are treated for the pain and regurtiation immediately! Its very serious. There was a W5 series where two lapband patients suffered from this and both died because they left it too long.

I have spoken to the woman that won the Small Claims against Slimband but because they filed bankruptcy she hasn't been able to collect. I am thinking about filing against Dr. LAu personally but she also told be about a law firm in Vancouver that is doing a class action suit that are suing the company that makes the slim band. She has told me she will provide me with the law firm. As soon as I have info I will post info.

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Thanks so much. I am very interesting in joining that class action. I think it's B.S. that they filed for bankruptcy because the doctor that owned the clinic also owned Credit Medical, that high interest loan company that fleeced many patients out of $15,000+ to have their surgeries (me included). They made TONS of money of that venture. I know that Credit Medical is still operating, so perhaps going after them is an option.

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I doubt going after Dr. Patrick Yau would produce any results. It's the owner of the clinic that should be targeted.

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