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There are a number of reasons why having having a lap band fitted may lead to unnecessary death. There are the usual ones due to simply having any kind of surgery which involves internal work by a surgeon. There are always risks...
Problems with the anaesthetic can lead to lap band deaths. And whilst this might not be as a direct result of the lap band, the fact that the operation is happening at all is still a risk.
Any problems with the healing of the incision areas could ultimately lead to fatalities.
Lastly an inability to eat or drink enough nutrients or fluids can result in serious dehydration and malnutrition which could ultimately end in lap band fatalities.
I've just added a new page here all about the subject, go take a look here, especially if you are considering having a lap band fitted.
Remember whilst the odds of problems happening are relatively low, you could be that unlucky one. Make sure you've given everything else a fair try first - lap band deaths