People who go to cosmetic surgeons go so that they come away from the surgery looking better. Unfortunately, this is not always the case.
A recent case profiled in the Evansville Courier & Press details a doctor who has been the subject of nine malpractice lawsuits. The article mainly focuses on the doctor’s reaction to the lawsuits, but the reason that the lawsuits were allegedly filed does give some insight into why people sometimes do go after a cosmetic surgeon for malpractice.
According to the lawsuits, the patients who filed them suffered severe scarring as a result of the procedures that they went through; breast augmentation and reconstructive surgeries. Cosmetic surgeons are typically very skilled at making certain that the scars that are left behind from the surgery are minimized. They also tend to do the surgeries in locations that prevent the scars from being readily apparent to anybody looking.
Cosmetic surgeons who do leave disfiguring scars may be liable for malpractice. In order to determine whether or not this is the case, you would have to speak to an attorney and let them know your entire situation and how you came to suffer the scarring that you have.
While dying from infections isn’t nearly as common as it used to be, infections are still serious threats to people’s life and limb. Cosmetic procedures do carry the risk of infection, as does any other medical procedure. Because of that, physicians who are negligent in not providing proper protection against infection may be liable for medical malpractice.
While medical malpractice claims generally focus on doctors who perform the wrong procedure, miss a diagnosis or somehow cause the patient to come to harm otherwise, it’s important for patients to understand that anyone delivering medical care can be sued for malpractice. Midwives, dentists, cosmetic surgeons and any other type of physician can all be held accountable for negligent actions under this area of the law.
A Texas medical malpractice attorney may be able to help you seek compensation if you have been the victim of a negligent cosmetic surgeon. Do not hesitate if you believe that you were injured or that a procedure was done incorrectly, causing you to be disfigured, and the doctor was to blame. Medical malpractice attorneys will sit down with their potential clients before they take them on as official clients and try to determine whether or not they can help that person seek compensation via a lawsuit.