Plastic Surgery Malpractice Claims Attorney
There are many reasons a person may decide to undergo plastic surgery. Trauma or disease that causes disfigurement can be mitigated by plastic or reconstruction surgery. Many people can improve their self-confidence by altering their appearance. While cosmetic surgery is usually elective and aesthetic results are not guaranteed, plastic surgeons still owe a duty to the care of their patients. When medical errors occur during plastic surgery that cause injury, the surgeon may be liable for damages to their patient’s health and quality of life.
Cosmetic surgeries have many of the same risks as other surgeries. Anesthesia that must be carefully administered and monitored to avoid injury to the patient is often used. Surgeons must use accepted protocols to avoid damaging nerves, organs and surrounding tissues during their procedure. Post-operative care is also important, ensuring the patient is not put at higher risk for infection and other serious complications. Even when the surgery creates the aesthetic results desired, if the patient sustains injuries from surgical mistakes, the plastic surgeon can be held responsible.
Injuries Caused by Botched Cosmetic Surgeries
There has been plenty of media attention on the horrid results of cosmetic surgeries that were “botched” or poorly completed. While disfigurement from a cosmetic procedure could be reason for considering a medical malpractice lawsuit, there are even larger concerns. When a plastic surgeon does not follow the correct protocols and procedures to protect their patient’s health, serious injuries can occur. These can include:
- Infection or sepsis
- Nerve damage
- Brain damage – especially from poor administration of anesthesia
- Excessive scarring, disfigurement and skin discoloration
If you or a loved one had plastic surgery and surgical errors caused injuries or death, contact our legal team at Race Law Firm. We can advise you on your legal options. If your injuries were caused by medical negligence, you may be eligible to seek compensation to cover medical costs, lost income, emotional trauma and other damages. Contact our office in Atlanta to schedule your consultation.