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Although plastic surgery is typically done at the will of the patient receiving it, it is still usually invasive and should be treated as seriously as other surgeries. And like other surgeries, patients should be aware that there is the possibility of plastic surgery error that can leave them disfigured or with permanent disabilities.  If you have been a victim of a plastic surgery error, contacting a medical malpractice attorney may be a wise choice, especially if you are seeking compensation.

Types of Errors

Cosmetic surgery is a complex practice that involves a high amount of skill and experience. Aside from anesthesia issues, there are a number of other errors that can happen during plastic surgery. These errors include accidental disfigurement, nerve damage, negligence with shape and size (rhinoplasty or breast augmentation), infection, severe scarring, internal bleeding, and more. Patients should obviously do research on doctors before choosing one, but even research can’t prevent all errors. If you or someone you care about has been the victim of a plastic surgery error, contact a medical malpractice attorney for help putting together a case. Just because a surgery is elective, doesn’t mean the doctor is not held responsible for mistakes. 

How to Obtain Compensation

If you’ve suffered due to an error made during plastic surgery, it is important to first take care of your health. See a doctor to take care of any potential for a worsening of the problem, then contact a medical malpractice attorney for help constructing a claim. Medical doctors are liable for errors they make, regardless if the surgery is elective, necessary, or emergency. If you aren’t sure if an issue can be chalked up to malpractice, a lawyer will also be able to interpret the details of your situation and give you advice on how to proceed. You deserve compensation for what has happened, so seek legal help. 

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  • As the founder of Steven J. Malman and Associates, P.C., Attorney Steven Malman has 21 years of experience handling personal injury, nursing home, medical malpractice, premises liability, construction and workers’ compensation cases. Mr. Malman is one of Chicago’s leading authorities on personal injury law and has taken a special interest in defending the elderly from neglect and abuse. He has personally handled over 10,000 cases successfully, and collected hundreds of millions dollars for his clients.

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