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by Jeff Rasansky - August 21, 2014
Jeff Rasansky
Jeff Rasansky, managing partner of Rasansky Law Firm, is an aggressive Dallas personal injury lawyer with 25 years of legal experience.

Have you suffered from a botched plastic surgery, or serious complications as a result of elective surgery?

Every year, more than 2 million Americans choose to go under the knife for esthetic reasons. Looking good is something we all aspire to do, and at the same time many types of elective surgery are for more than just cosmetic reasons. So what happens when one has a plastic surgery procedure that goes wrong?

Plastic Surgery Malpractice Lawyer

Cosmetic Surgery Malpractice

Surgeons, like all doctors, are responsible for making sure that the patients who seek their services are looked after in the best possible way. Patients put their trust on surgeons knowing that they’ll be okay and that their procedure will go as planned. In addition, these specialists have the needed training and experience to ensure that they carry out operations in a safe and professional manner.

Cosmetic surgery malpractice.

Cosmetic surgery malpractice cases are on the rise due to a number of issues. First, given the lucrative nature of these procedures, some Dallas-area surgeons have decided to jump the gun and offer such services without the necessary experience or certification. The kinds of injuries one can sustain as a result of cosmetic surgery medical malpractice can last a lifetime and can easily cause emotional and physical distress for a long time.

Some common plastic surgery procedures include:

  • Rhinoplasty – This involves reshaping of certain aspects of one’s nose such as the bridge, nostrils, distance from the lips and so on.
  • Liposuction – This is the removal of fatty tissue from problem areas such as the thighs, stomach and arms.
  • Facelift – This involves the tightening of the skin around the face.
  • Tummy tuck – The surgeon removes extra fat and skin around the abdomen and then tightens the muscles and skin around the stomach area
  • Dermabrasion – This involves removal of the upper layer of the skin in areas such as the face and neck, revealing younger looking skin underneath.
  • Blepharoplasty – Eyelid surgery to correct defects, and disfigurations of the eyelids or eye region of the face.
  • Botox – Injections (usually into the face) to paralyze muscles which contribute to wrinkles.
  • Laser treatment – Including laser hair removal, laser tattoo removal, laser blemish removal, acne treatment, and more.

Some of the injuries and risks connected to plastic surgery procedures include:

  • Formation of scar tissue as well as excess collagen.
  • Formation of blood clots which can pose great danger if not detected and removed in a timely manner.
  • Loss of sensation and numbness due to nerve damage.
  • Skin discoloration.
  • Recurrent nosebleeds.
  • Difficulty breathing.
  • Esthetic damage.
  • Emotional trauma.
  • Complications leading to wrongful death.

Texas medical malpractice cases of this nature are tricky because of the bias that may exist within the jury. Some members of the jury may be unsympathetic simply because they think that the person suing “didn’t really need the procedure in the first place.” This is why it’s important to contact an experienced Dallas medical malpractice lawyer if you are thinking of suing your cosmetic surgeon.

Our personal injury lawyers can discuss the merits of your case, as well as the legal options you have available. If you choose to take your case to court, our experienced Dallas attorneys will fight aggressively to get you the compensation you deserve.  Please call Rasansky Law Firm at 1-877-405-4313 for your free consultation today.

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The attorneys at Rasansky Law Firm are happy to speak to you about your potential case free of charge. If we can help with your claim, we’ll do so for no out-of-pocket cost to you. Call us 24/7 at (214) 651-6100, or toll-free at 1-877-405-4313.

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