The decision to get plastic surgery is a big choice. It can include pain-filled weeks in recovery and missed work. That’s not even beginning to talk about the cost involved. It’s certainly not cheap! But what if all the pain, time, and expenses are all for naught? What if the plastic surgery errors that occur during surgery make your situation worse?
It can be maddening to know that either a poor choice on behalf of your doctor or their pure neglect is now affecting your everyday life. If your high expectations for plastic surgery have far from been met, maybe it’s a good time this Valentine’s Day to treat yourself, pursue a lawsuit and correct your plastic surgery errors so that you can move on with the results you expected and deserve.
Are Plastic Surgery Errors Happening More Often?
It might seem like plastic surgery mistakes are occurring more and more often. You hear about it from friends, see it on the face of celebrities, and watch the fallout all over T.V. Of course, we all want smooth, tight bodies but is it worth the risk? It depends on the person. Some believe it’s worth the potential health hazards. They have done their homework about their surgeon and feel like they are in good hands. Others steer clear of even thinking about a plastic surgeon touching them.
If you or someone you know has been involved in a plastic surgery medical mistake, considering a lawsuit is vital so that it doesn’t happen to anyone else. If there is a medical professional intentionally treating their patients poorly or inadequately, you should bring attention to those that they could hurt in the future.
Injury from Cosmetic Surgery
There are all kinds of possible ways you could have experienced complications from cosmetic surgery. No two patients are alike, and no two surgeries are the same. Most surgeries come with the risk of:
- Nerve damage
- Problems with anesthesia
- Drop in blood pressure during surgery
- Blood clots
While most plastic surgery cases are usually elective, things can still go wrong. Suppose one of the injuries above have been the result of what you believe to be a plastic surgery error. In that case, you have the right to talk to a lawyer and, if appropriate, pursue a medical malpractice lawsuit.
Plastic Surgeon Mistakes
Like all medical professionals, treating patients with the utmost care is not only the ethical thing to do but also something required by law. There are specific standards of care that need to be followed. And if they are not, a patient can be hurt and experience injuries that can even be life-threatening. Substandard care can and should lead to healthcare professionals being liable for their mistakes.
The legal team at Wormington & Bollinger makes it a priority to take care of their clients and advise appropriately, depending on their case. Therefore, if there is a medical malpractice liability, you can trust that we will get you the compensation you deserve.
What Establishes a Medical Malpractice Suit?
To be successful in a medical malpractice case, the patient (or plaintiff) must prove the following:
- That there was a doctor / patient relationship that still exists
- That the standard of care was not met by the physician when treating the patient
- That injury or harm was because of the doctor’s negligence and failure to meet the standard of care
- The patient has incurred harm or damages
Make sure to talk with the attorneys at Wormington & Bollinger about the harm you have incurred so our team can counsel you about your options and possible outcomes. You don’t want to spend the time and money pursuing a case that probably won’t get you any kind of compensation!
What’s the First Step I Should Take After a “Bad” Cosmetic Surgery?
Although it’s tempting to dismiss your surgeon and their opinions completely, the first thing you want to do after surgery (and your assumed surgery mistakes) is to make an appointment with them. This way, you can discuss the problems you have encountered and determine if what you thought to be an issue is just the need for more time to heal. In addition, if you discover that your complication will require more than one procedure to get the results you want, you can clear that up during this appointment.
Talking with your surgeon about how the surgery went, the complications that may have emerged, and their expectations for final results may open your eyes to what is really going on with the situation.
Of course, the opposite may happen as well. If you feel like you have lost trust in your surgeon and need to go elsewhere for a second opinion, that is your decision. A new opinion may give you some insight into what “went wrong” and how you can fix it.
After speaking to your surgeon and/or another surgeon for a second opinion, contact Wormington & Bollinger for a simplified free consultation about your case. Find out if it’s worth pursuing and what to expect in your situation.
No matter what, document your experience and grievances, including symptoms and hardships. Take pictures and do all you can to include dates, etc. Even if you aren’t immediately pursuing a lawsuit, you might change your mind in the future. Having this information could be very helpful!
Should You Pursue a Medical Malpractice Case?
No one wants to be in the middle of a medical malpractice case. If you are the recipient of careless, below-par medical surgery or treatment, don’t let anyone convince you out of a medical malpractice lawsuit. Although it can be intimidating to think about beginning a case, you can be sure that you will be taken care of by a trusted legal group ready to make your plastic surgery errors right. Take the time this Valentine’s Day to correct your plastic surgery errors the right way this time. Contact Wormington & Bollinger today to learn more.