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Plastic surgery, because it is often considered an elective surgery, may not be thought of as something that can count as medical malpractice if something goes wrong. However, that’s entirely not the case. Just because you choose to get an operation done, does not mean you are signing a waiver allowing anything to happen. There are plenty of ways that plastic surgery procedures can go wrongs, and it’s important to know that you have rights in the event that you experience problems.

Potential Problems with Plastic Surgery

While some of the after-effects of getting plastic surgery may seem abnormal, many times they are simply par for the course. Things like swelling or minor infections may occur and should be taken care of by your doctor as soon as possible, but things like severe scarring, internal bleeding, or the need for additional surgery to fix the initial procedure are not normal. Other abnormalities of these procedures can include the wrong shape or size outcome (such as with breast augmentation or rhinoplasty), excessive scarring, blood clots, or internal bleeding, and can have severe consequences. While surgery always poses health risks, you should be able to trust your doctors not to leave you disfigured.

How Do Mistakes Happen?

While procedures have developed significantly over the years, individuals that have very little or no professional training or credentials can perform many new treatments. With procedures like Botox and laser skin treatments, there is a high margin of error and problems can develop very quickly. That’s why it is important to always fully vet the people who will be doing procedures. If you do end up dealing with complications, know that you have options. Contact a medical malpractice lawyer to discuss your case and go from there. An attorney who has experience dealing with plastic surgery malpractice cases will be able to determine the best course of action and what type of compensation to seek.

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  • Steven Malman was selected to the list for 2018-2019.

  • Only the top 100 trial lawyers from each state or highly-populated regions of certain states who are actively practicing in civil plaintiff and/or criminal defense law are eligible for invitation. Invitees must demonstrate superior qualifications, leadership skills, and trial results as a legal professional. The selection process for this elite honor is based on a multi-phase process based upon objective and uniformly applied criteria which includes peer nominations combined with third party research.

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  • The American Institute of Trial Lawyers is an invitation only professional organization composed of premier trial attorneys from each state. These attorneys exemplify the very best qualities and qualifications of an attorney. Each attorney must meet stringent qualifications as a civil or criminal trial attorney. These attorneys practice in a variety of fields to help and promote the ethical and elite practice of law. Selection is based on a thorough multi phase process which includes peer nominations and third party research. Each member must be in good standing with their local compliance organization. Membership is extended to only a select few in each state and/or region.

  • 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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