Are you, or is someone in your family, the victim of plastic surgery malpractice? Have you been injured, scarred, or otherwise treated negligently while receiving plastic surgery? Learn your rights. Find out what constitutes plastic surgery malpractice within Florida law, and if you might be eligible for compensation.
What is Plastic Surgery Malpractice?
Plastic surgery is one of the fastest growing segments of medical procedures in the United States. The overwhelming majority of these procedures are elective -- that is, not medically necessary -- and are done for aesthetic reasons.
All surgeries come with a certain amount of risk. As such, plastic surgeons are required to notify their prospective patients of all reasonable possibilities for danger. Most common among these are infections, scarring, reactions to anesthesia, mild bleeding, numbness, and complications due to a history of cardiovascular or pulmonary issues. In some cases, malpractice could lead to permanent disfigurement, pneumonia, or even death.
Malpractice can occur when a patient has not been made aware of such risks, or if the surgeon performed the procedure in a negligent manner.
Types of Damages in a Plastic Surgery Lawsuit
What can most commonly go wrong in during a plastic surgery procedure?
- Procedural Errors
- Failure to Obtain Informed Consent
- Failure to Obtain Medical History
Popular Types of Plastic Surgery
South Florida is one of the regions in the United States where plastic surgery is most popular. Miami alone has the highest concentration of plastic surgeons, ahead of Los Angeles. While most plastic surgeons are trained and board-certified, not everyone performing these procedures are reputable. In fact, sometimes non-certified physicians or even dentists will perform minimally invasive treatments like Botox injections or liposuction. So common are these unsuccessful procedures, an entire series of reality television is devoted to “botched” surgeries.
Below is a list of the most popular plastic surgery and other aesthetic procedures:
- Breast Augmentation
- Brazilian Butt Lift
- Rhinoplasty (also called nose job)
- Blepharoplasty (Eyelid Surgery)
- Laser Hair Removal
- Skin Resurfacing
Plastic Surgery Malpractice Compensation
If you believe you have been injured due to the negligence of your medical specialist during cosmetic surgery or an aesthetic procedure, contact Hannon Legal Group today. Our attorneys can help assist you in recovering losses, or in filing a medical malpractice lawsuit.
We serve people throughout the state of Florida, including Miami, Fort Lauderdale, Tampa, Orlando, Tallahassee, and cities throughout Miami-Dade, Broward, and Palm Beach Counties and the entire state. Contact us online or call us to schedule a free consultation.