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Gastric bypass surgery death widow speaks out

The family of a man who died after gastric bypass surgery has been awarded a six figure sum in compensation at the Royal Courts of Justice.

Father-of-two Gary Cooper died after having the weight loss surgery at the BMI Alexandra Hospital in Cheadle, Greater Manchester, in October 2007.

His widow, Sonia, said he had been "led to believe it was a simple operation".

NHS Tameside and Glossop said Mr Cooper's care had been "below the standard he was entitled to expect".

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