In recent years, Plastic Surgery among both men and women has become more commonplace. Facelifts, Breast Augmentation, Tummy Tucks are elective procedures that have become more frequent among people in our daily lives. But not all cosmetic surgeries are elective; sometimes an accident or disease process requires that someone undergo plastic surgery to correct a deformity. Regardless of the reason, people choose/ require plastic surgery and expect to come out looking and feeling better than they did before.
Although all medical procedures carry some amount of risk, you have the right to expect that your plastic surgeon will provide you with the highest standard of care. If a plastic surgeon fails to maintain that standard of care and that negligent act results in injury, you may be entitled to compensation for your pain and suffering. The most common types of cosmetic surgery that lead to malpractice are:
If you believe you are the victim of plastic surgery malpractice, there are several important steps to take to protect your health and rights:
1. Document the event – write down the days and times you visited the plastic surgeon, the names of anyone that was present, take pictures of any injuries or disfigurements you suffered, keep a journal about how the injury has affected your life.
2. Seek appropriate follow up medical care if necessary
3. Contact the law offices of JEFFREY W. HARTKOP, P.C. – Our experienced medical malpractice attorneys will confidentially review your case, secure all records, and have them reviewed by an expert. If we determine malpractice has occurred, we will aggressively prosecute your claim and REMEMBER, there is NO FEE UNLESS WE WIN.