Plastic Surgery Malpractice
Plastic Surgery Malpractice Attorneys
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Plastic Surgery Malpractice Attorneys
There are many reasons a person may decide to undergo plastic surgery. Trauma or disease that causes disfigurement can be mitigated by plastic or reconstruction surgery. Many people can improve their self-confidence by altering their appearance. While cosmetic surgery is usually elective and aesthetic results are not guaranteed, plastic surgeons still owe a duty to the care of their patients.
Today, cosmetic surgeons have access to advanced equipment that gives them greater accuracy and usability and allows them to offer a broader spectrum of medical services to patients.
Unfortunately, even with all of the advancements made in cosmetic surgery, malpractice can and does happen, frequently leaving victims in pain and burdened with expensive medical bills.
If you or a loved one had plastic surgery and surgical errors caused injuries or death, contact our plastic surgery malpractice trial attorneys at McDonald & Cody and get the compensation you deserve.
Examples of Medical Malpractice in Plastic Surgery
Every surgery carries with it certain risks. And the law has long recognized that a tragedy can occur without a medical professional committing malpractice.
But medical professionals are expected to adhere to accepted standards of care, whether they’re performing a life-saving operation or cosmetic surgery. Distinguishing between a tragic outcome and actionable medical malpractice requires a lawyer with ample experience in the field, and that’s what we bring to the table.
In the case of plastic surgery malpractice, common issues include:
- Anesthesia mistakes
- Insufficiently sterile conditions leading to infections
- Common surgical errors, including cutting or severing surrounding tissue, ligaments, nerves and muscles
- Failure to inform patients of a procedure’s risks
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If you suffered an injury and you need an experienced medical malpractice trial attorney, call us today!
Why McDonald & Cody?
The philosophy at McDonald & Cody, LLC is to provide maximum results, one client at a time. We are dedicated to our cases and strive for quick, full and maximum compensation.
Anyone involved in the planning or performing of a surgical procedure can commit malpractice. This includes the surgeon, attending physicians and staff, nurses, anesthesiologists, and more.
When you work with our firm, we will conduct a thorough investigation into your injury to identify all liable parties. And we will hold these parties accountable for all instances of negligence in our efforts to secure the compensation you deserve.
You can – and should – talk to a medical malpractice lawyer as soon as possible after a plastic surgery injury.
You have two years to file a claim in the state of Georgia, but it is never a good idea to wait. The longer you wait to take action, the more difficult proving your case may become.
We are prepared to get to work on viable cases right away. If you need help, call us for a cost-free case review right away.
Plastic surgery malpractice is extremely rare. A recent meta-analysis of cases has shown that fewer than one percent of plastic surgery procedures result in complications. However, there are millions of plastic surgery procedures performed in the United States each year, making even one percent far too many.
If you have been injured while undergoing elective surgery, give us a call to schedule a free consultation and learn how we may be able to help.
Damages in a Plastic Surgery Malpractice Claim
If a cosmetic surgeon’s negligence caused your injuries, you might be entitled to non-economic, economic, and, sometimes, punitive damages.
These are direct losses that you can attach a dollar value to. They’re documented and have receipts that you can use to calculate. Examples include:
- Medical bills
- Lost income
- Reconstruction costs
- Funeral expenses, if the injuries were fatal