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Hi everybody! I just heard that the best solution would be in our cases to file for a class-action lawsuit against Allergan Inc., the maker of the Lap-Band device.

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Apparently Slimband and Lap-Band are two different things. The Slimband is hollow and filled with Fluid and you have a port sewn into the side of your abdomen so that you can fill or de-fill as needed to restrict or release the size of your stomach. I believe it has its own patent.

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No they are the same product just two different clinic names. Dr Lau originally opened it as Toronto Lapband Clinic. Then when he was sued. Him and his partners declared bankruptcy and opened up the same clinic in the same location doing the same procedure which is the Lapband and doing fills and they called it Slimband.

Same procedure, same company just two different names. There is only one type of weight loss surgery that they do which is the Lapband.

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I would also like to be involved, I am currently having problems with mine and it looks like I will have to get it removed. I have had mine for almost 5 years and had problems with it from the very beginning. There was no support and no weight loss. Slimband was the biggest mistake of my life, pain, throwing up and now it’s no longer working, I can’t wait to get it out of me.

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Hello Sarah,

I couldn't agree anymore with you. I have been using slimband for 9 years and i really want get rid of it. My family doctor had sent referral gastric surgeon to remove my band which cover ohip and the surgeon had decline my referral so i felt complete hopeless. Is there anyone know any surgeon/doctor who can cover OHIP in GTA?

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Hi. I am an attorney in Florida who handles class actions and defective pharmaceutical devices. Happy to help if I can.

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Can you defend people in Canada? We are spread out across the country.

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Yes are you able to practise in Canada? If you have experience in Class Action suits and defective medical devices that would be great. The doctor and the clinic I don't think are where we go from here. I think it is to go after the its a multiple party law suit where Slimband is part of it but the financial company which is the same partners as the clinic and governing corporate parties, and the big boys to bring to the table is the manufacture of the lapband that is causing is a complete malfunctioning device and causing massive health issues for all us that in some cases have been life threatening and incorrectable.

So definitely if your a lawyer that could spear head a class action suit here in Canada you will have a lot of plaintiffs that are more then willing to step up and provide a case for you that will be lucrative to all parties!

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I can not practice in Canada. I would imagine there are plenty of plaintiffs in the United States to get started with.

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I have had my band for 10 years. Been throwing up for about 6 years now. I have had complications since day 1 and just recently had to see a GI specialist. He is leaning on removing it due to severe scarred tissue I have. What a horrible life.

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I have had my band for 10 years. Been throwing up for about 6 years now. I have had complications since day 1 and just recently had to see a GI specialist. He is leaning on removing it due to severe scarred tissue I have. What a horrible life.

@teamugly, I'm sorry to hear. Where do you live?

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Sorry to hear of another botched slim band placement .
Take care of yourself . I got my band out in Dec 2019 after 5 years of having it in. I now have reflux most if not all of the time . I know compared to others this is minor but frustrating to me as it causes me to vomit most of the time after eating . Depending on the setting it is tough to take .

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On 3/18/2020 at 11:59 AM, MargaretH said:

Sorry to hear of another botched slim band placement .
Take care of yourself . I got my band out in Dec 2019 after 5 years of having it in. I now have reflux most if not all of the time . I know compared to others this is minor but frustrating to me as it causes me to vomit most of the time after eating . Depending on the setting it is tough to take .

Hey Margaret,

Any chance you live in Toronto? Will you able pass forward your Doctor name who took out your band. I had been tireless finding doctor who can take out my band and my family doctor had tried to referred and i get rejected easily without checking or seeing my physically. It is a such sad world we live in. I've reached out to Canadian Association of Bariatric Physicians and Surgeons and hadn't heard any response back.

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On 3/20/2020 at 8:58 PM, Falie said:

Hey Margaret,

Any chance you live in Toronto? Will you able pass forward your Doctor name who took out your band. I had been tireless finding doctor who can take out my band and my family doctor had tried to referred and i get rejected easily without checking or seeing my physically. It is a such sad world we live in. I've reached out to Canadian Association of Bariatric Physicians and Surgeons and hadn't heard any response back.

Hi!

In Women's College Hospital, Toronto, Dr. David Urbach removes butchered slim bands on a daily basis!

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