A vast majority of plastic surgeries leave patients completely satisfied with the results. However, some procedures can leave clients feeling that the results were not even close to what was promised and expected. Although this is often elective surgery, plastic surgeons can still be held accountable for their actions and mistakes.
Doctors have a professional obligation to care for their patients. They are human, however, and can make mistakes. Common mistakes that occur during cosmetic surgery include:
- Surgical errors like wrong-site surgery or scarring
- Implant malfunction due to improper implementation
- Failing to ensure an implant works properly during surgery
- Nerve damage
- Wrongful death
- Lapses in judgement or some form of misconduct on the part of doctors or organizations
Speak with An Attorney
A personal injury attorney with experience handling medical malpractice suits can be a tremendous asset as victims go through the process of filing a lawsuit. Most medical malpractice lawsuits involve compensation for expenses surrounding the injury, lost income due to missing work, and the potential future impact of medical costs.
How much this amounts to will be based on the circumstances of the dispute and the extent of the injury. As is the case with all personal injury suits, attorneys do not charge clients and only get paid when damages are awarded or the case is settled.