How to manage a plastic surgery injury?

Like any surgery, there is potential for injury. Plastic surgery is no different, and injuries can occur as a result of a doctor’s negligence which can result in a medical malpractice claim.

When you visit a plastic surgeon and request them to perform a treatment for you, you are committed to the best possible outcome. However, a breakdown in communication and expertise can cause severe injuries. Unfortunately, in plastic-surgery medical malpractice may not be identified until several days after the surgery.

Often plastic surgery mistakes are in areas that are obvious to others, and therefore the trauma of the injury can be difficult and emotionally draining for the patient.

When you visit your surgeon and book a surgery ensure that you read all documentation you are signing before the surgery.

The most common indicators of plastic surgery malpractice are:

Operating the wrong body part.

Not taking into consideration the patient’s accurate medical history.

Not using an experienced anesthesiologist.

A non-plastic surgeon completing a cosmetic

Completing complicated procedures in private clinics that cannot deal with complications.

The patient will have to illustrate that:

The doctor had a responsibility to the patient.

The doctor breached that duty by behaving negligently or failing to act.

As a result, the patient sustained an injury.

The injury was due to the doctor’s breach.

If you or someone you know has suffered an injury as a result of plastic surgery, it is advisable to consult a medical malpractice lawyer to protect your rights.