Plastic Surgery Errors

Plastic Surgery Errors

There are many reasons why people choose to get plastic surgery. Whether to change a physical feature they are unhappy with, or because of an injury that has resulted in disfigurement, plastic surgery is one of the most common procedures performed in the United States.

As with any type of surgery, there are inherent risks that come with plastic surgery. Regardless of why you choose to get plastic surgery, you assume you will come out of the operating room with your desired results. When this does not happen because of an error made on the part of the surgeon, you may be able to pursue a medical malpractice lawsuit. Our Florida medical malpractice attorneys understand how devastating this can be and are prepared to fight for you. If you have suffered during plastic surgery because of an error made by your surgeon or other medical staff, please contact Wormington & Bollinger today.


Common Types of Plastic Surgery

When you go under the knife for plastic surgery, you expect the surgeon and his or her staff will be competent and professional. When this does not happen, and a mistake leads to an error, the consequences could be deadly.

Some of the most common types of plastic surgery where errors may occur include:

  • Breast augmentation
  • Liposuction
  • Eyelid surgery
  • Facelifts
  • Chemical skin peels
  • Neck lifts
  • Nose job (rhinoplasty)
  • Laser hair removal
  • Botox injection errors

Medical Malpractice and Plastic Surgery

Surgery on the face, breasts, stomach, or any other area are quite common. However, plastic surgery errors are also on the rise. These errors often result in the following:

  • Disfigurement
  • Chronic pain
  • Internal bleeding
  • Brain injuries
  • Scarring
  • Nerve damage
  • Blood clotting
  • Allergic reaction
  • Infection
  • Dangerous drop in blood pressure
  • Swelling and bruising
  • Skin discoloration
  • Excessive bleeding
  • Death

If you or a loved one has suffered any of the above following plastic surgery, please contact our Florida medical malpractice lawyers. You may be able to seek compensation for your injuries and damages, including any initial medical treatment or future rehabilitation.

These types of errors are very serious, whether you are an adult or a child. By taking steps to file a medical malpractice claim against the doctor, surgeon, or hospital responsible, you may be able to obtain compensation. Unfortunately, these types of medical malpractice claims can be difficult to prove, which is why you need an experienced Florida medical malpractice lawyer on your side.

Some of the types of damages you may be able to pursue following a plastic surgery error include:

  • Economic damages that cover lost wages, medical costs, and any other medical expenses
  • Noneconomic damages such as pain and suffering and loss of enjoyment of life
  • Punitive damages that are awarded when a medical professional acts negligently or recklessly

To learn more about your rights following a plastic surgery error in Florida, please contact Wormington & Bollinger today. We have lawyers licensed in Texas, Florida, Colorado, and New Mexico and are happy to discuss your medical malpractice case with you today.