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Malpractice Claims for Cosmetic Surgery Mistakes

 Posted on August 18, 2022 in Medical Malpractice

Rockford surgical malpractice lawyersSurgeons perform over 15 million cosmetic procedures each year in the United States. Cosmetic surgeries such as breast augmentation, rhinoplasty, liposuction, abdominoplasties, and facelifts are more popular than ever. Unfortunately, not all of these surgeries are without incident. Surgical errors during cosmetic procedures can lead to disfigurement, infections, blood clots, brain damage, and even death. Sadly, some cosmetic surgery malpractice victims are not taken as seriously as they should be. Some people believe that because cosmetic surgery is elective, a surgical malpractice victim is less deserving of compensation.

Fortunately, the law does not discriminate between necessary and elective surgery. If you were harmed as a result of a surgical error during a cosmetic procedure, you may be able to sue for monetary damages.

Negligence During Cosmetic Surgical Procedures

The increasing popularity of cosmetic surgery has drawn many medical professionals to the field. Disappointingly, some of these professionals do not have the skills needed to perform cosmetic procedures safely and correctly. Surgeons who make mistakes or ignore complications during surgery can cause irreparable harm to the patient.

Anesthesia errors are especially dangerous. Too much anesthesia can lead to brain injuries and death. Too little anesthesia can cause “anesthesia awareness,” a horrifying experience in which a patient can feel the surgery taking place but cannot move or speak.

Pursuing Compensation for Surgical Malpractice

Doctors, surgeons, and other medical professionals are expected to meet the medical standard of care. If a medical provider fails to meet the standard of care and a patient is injured as a result, that patient may be able to file a claim for damages.

The types and amount of compensation available in a medical malpractice case varies, but many victims are able to receive compensation for:

  • Medical expenditures including additional surgeries needed to correct the mistake, doctor’s appointments, medication, medical devices, and other medical treatments
  • Lost wages from the time the patient had to take off of work during recovery
  • Physical pain, suffering, and emotional trauma caused by the injuries

Contact a Winnebago County Medical Malpractice Lawyer

Cosmetic surgery mistakes can lead to serious injuries that deeply affect the victim’s life. If you or a loved one were the victim of a surgical error, contact Mannarino & Brasfield, A Division of Schwartz Injury Law for a free consultation. Our Rockford medical malpractice attorneys have over 20 years of experience standing up for the rights of malpractice victims. We can evaluate your case and help you determine if you may be entitled to damages. Call our office at 815-215-7561 today.




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