What are Plastic Surgery Mistakes

There are as many types of plastic surgery mistakes as there are body parts. Depending on what you are having surgery on and why, your doctor may make any number of errors.

Common issues we have seen include:

  • Unnecessary scarring or disfigurement
  • Hematomas
  • Seromas
  • Excessive blood loss
  • Infections
  • Nerve damage
  • Blood clots
  • Organ damage
  • Anesthesia complications
  • Defective implants

Plastic Surgery Malpractice

Additionally, you may be dissatisfied with the outcome of a cosmetic procedure or have problems with contouring or asymmetry.

While not every instance qualifies as plastic surgery malpractice, your postoperative appearance could negatively impact your life when the accepted medical standard isn’t met. You may need additional surgeries to fix what was originally done.

It’s vital to work with a plastic surgery lawyer if any of these issues arise. The surgeon and his or her medical practice will likely dispute your claims. But you are entitled to pursue damages to compensate you for your losses.

Plastic Surgery Lawsuits

A plastic surgery lawsuit is similar to any other medical malpractice case. You must prove that the doctor was negligent and should be held liable.

This requires expert opinions to show that the original doctor was negligent. You’ll need to establish there was a medical standard that the doctor failed to meet.

Demand Compensation from Liable Parties

A plastic surgery claim will begin by making a demand for compensation to the insurance company of the surgeon, his or her employer, and any relevant medical facilities where you were treated. It’s essential to include everyone who could be financially liable in the case. If you don’t, your case may be unsuccessful.

Filing a Plastic Surgery Complaint

Sometimes these issues can be cleared up quickly with a negotiated malpractice settlement. However, sometimes you have to file a plastic surgery malpractice complaint and go through the process of discovery.

Filing Pre-trial Motions and Trial

Once discovery is complete, your attorney will file pre-trial motions and statements to the court. If your case goes to trial, your attorney will present all of the evidence that has been collected and advocate for all the compensation you deserve.

Compensation After a Plastic Surgery Mistake

Atlee Hall can help you receive compensation for your losses after a plastic surgery mistake. The additional medical treatment you will need could cost tens of thousands of dollars or more.

You may be unable to work and need to recover lost wages. We can also help you get money for disfigurement and disability if those apply to your situation.

We will collect all of the information you provide to us and total how much you have lost out of pocket and expect to pay in the future. We will also consider your pain and suffering, mental anguish, and other non-economic damages.

Contact a Plastic Surgery Lawyer for Help

Medical providers and facilities like hospitals and surgery centers have expensive insurance policies that they protect aggressively. They don’t want their premiums to go up due to a valid claim. Their lawyers will fight back against you, and they may try to take advantage of you.

Call Atlee Hall today at (717) 393-9596 or use our online contact form to reach out for a free consultation.