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Reasons to make a medical malpractice claim after plastic surgery

| Dec 5, 2019 | Firm News, Medical Malpractice

Getting plastic surgery is a personal choice. While it may not be necessary for your physical health, many report that it helps them to live a fulfilled life. For those who have reconstructive surgery after being involved in an accident, the positive results gained from plastic surgery can be life-changing.

However, when plastic surgery doesn’t turn out as expected, many patients wonder if they have the right to take legal action, since the procedure was not medically necessary. The fact is that it is always possible to make a medical malpractice claim if you can show that negligence exercised by your medical provider resulted in damages.

What are some of the common types of damages after plastic surgery?

Since you are having a cosmetic procedure, the success of the outcome will heavily depend on the aesthetic result. If the outcome does not look like what you were promised, or if there is heavy scarring that diminishes the result, you will want to take action to file a medical malpractice claim. Because of your dissatisfaction with the result, you may have not felt confident enough to leave your home, which could lead to mental health issues and a loss of income due to your inability to work.

Breast augmentation surgery is occasionally problematic when an implant malfunction occurs. If an implant drifts out of place or ruptures, you may be able to claim that your surgeon’s negligent practices caused this issue to occur. As a result, you will be able to file for damages.

In all surgeries, there is a risk of infection. Doctors and hospitals have a duty to prevent infection by maintaining extremely high hygiene standards and prescribing the appropriate drugs. Infections can be painful and potentially life-threatening. If you suffered an infection as a result of getting plastic surgery, you should question whether this infection was caused by the negligent practices of your medical provider.

If you have had a bad experience after undergoing plastic surgery, you should not suffer in silence. Make sure that you hold the practitioner responsible for their negligence by making a medical malpractice claim. If you are successful, you may be entitled to a significant sum in damages.