Plastic Surgery Errors
Plastic or cosmetic surgery is an investment in one’s personal appearance, and in many cases, it is a positive experience that enhances self-image. In the past decade or so, the cosmetic surgery industry has exploded. Since it’s an “elective” or non-medically necessary procedure, many plastic surgeons offer their services through commercial advertisements. Procedures have come a long way since the early days, and many new treatments have been developed – treatments that can be preformed by individuals without proper training or credentials. Because of this, cosmetic surgery is one of the most common areas for medical malpractice.
Each year, millions of Americans undergo a cosmetic procedure. It can be non-invasive like Botox and laser skin rejuvenation, or a complicated surgical procedure like breast augmentation, liposuction, rhinoplasty or tummy tucks. While many procedures are successful, there are the few but significant cases that result in serious health problems.
Side Effect or Medical Malpractice?
Cosmetic surgery is a complex and highly specialized procedure. If the surgeon is inexperienced or not properly trained, dire consequences can occur, such as permanent disfigurement, physical injury or even death. Recovery from cosmetic procedures can be a long and painful process, especially for invasive surgery. However, the following complications may arise from careless or negligence:
- Wrong shape or size (breast augmentation or rhinoplasty)
- Severe scarring
- Severe bruising
- Leaking, lumpy or uneven breast implants
- Blood clots
- Internal bleeding
- Damage to nerves
- Discoloration of skin
- Need for additional surgery to correct mistakes
With any surgery, there is an element of risk, and a chance that unexpected complications can arise. However, when those complications could have been prevented, you may have a medical malpractice case. If you suspect this has happened to you, you deserve to know your legal rights.
Our Chicago Malpractice Attorneys Fight For You
If you have suffered a debilitating injury from a substandard plastic surgery procedure, contact the Chicago malpractice lawyersat the Offices of Steven J. Malman and Associates for a free and confidential case evaluation. We will examine the facts and your injuries, and advise you about what to do next. We have been working diligently for personal injury clients for almost two decades. We know all the potential pitfalls, and we can get you the maximum compensation for the hardships you’ve undergone.
The moment you decide to retain our malpractice lawyers in Chicago, we get to work for you right away. We will call your insurance company and the negligent party and inform them of your claim. We will have our on-staff physician assess your injuries and determine your recovery amount and healing time. And we’ll work hard for you until that money is in your hand. If we are unable to come to an agreement about your settlement amount, we will not hesitate to take your case to court.