Chicago Plastic Surgery Malpractice Attorney
There are many reasons why someone might see a plastic or cosmetic surgeon. Sometimes they want to shave a few years off of their appearance or change something they don’t like about they way they look. Plastic surgery also can help someone who has been in a disfiguring accident or fire, or who has a disfiguring birth defect, to regain some semblance of normalcy and self-confidence. Procedures such as breast reductions may help alleviate back pain, and tummy tucks may be necessary for people who have lost significant weight to avoid problems such as infections where they have overhanging folds of skin.
People trust plastic or cosmetic surgeons to help them look and feel better about themselves, and the value of having a positive self-image shouldn’t be underestimated. However, when a mistake is made during a plastic or cosmetic procedure, the outcome may be opposite to the one desired. A mistake during plastic surgery or a cosmetic procedure may result in disfiguring injuries or even death.
If you or a family member have been injured or disfigured because of negligence by a plastic or cosmetic surgeon or at a medical spa where cosmetic procedures are performed, an experienced Chicago medical malpractice attorney may be able to help. You may have the ability to seek compensation for your medical costs, lost wages, disability and disfigurement, and loss of normal life through a medical malpractice claim. An attorney can talk to you about your options and help you through the legal process if you decide to proceed with a claim.
Common Procedures That May Result in Malpractice
Many types of plastic or cosmetic surgery require specially honed skills, or benefit from the surgeon having particular knowledge and training to get the best outcomes. However, cosmetic surgery can be a very lucrative field and may attract surgeons who don’t have focused plastic or cosmetic surgery training. When a surgeon is inexperienced or lacks sufficient training in cosmetic procedures, the result may be harm to the patient. Some common procedures that might involve negligence include:
- Breast Enlargement or Reduction
- Face, Forehead and Brow Lifts
- Rhinoplasty, aka a “Nose Job”
- Tummy Tuck
Some cosmetic procedures are performed at places known as “medical spas,” where there’s a doctor or other medical professional on staff, but procedures may be performed by unlicensed technicians. However, when a technician makes a mistake and causes you harm, the licensed health professional who is supposed to oversee procedures may be liable for malpractice.
Procedures performed at these spas may include:
- Botox Injections
- Dermabrasion or Skin Peels
- Laser Hair Removal
Common Consequences of Malpractice – Contact a Chicago Plastic Surgery Malpractice Lawyer
There’s a risk any time you have surgery, but when a plastic or cosmetic surgeon makes a mistake, the consequences can be serious. Some possible consequences of negligence related to plastic surgery or a cosmetic procedure include:
- Leaking Implants
- Laser or Chemical Burns
- Nerve Damage
- Blood Clots
These can have serious long-term ramifications on your life, including lost wages, loss of potential wages, loss of normal life, and years of pain. If you have been injured due to plastic surgery or cosmetic procedure malpractice, please contact Chicago medical malpractice attorney Jared Staver today. We are compassionate towards your situation and can walk you through your options in a free consultation. You can reach us at (312) 236-2900.