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Texas Personal Injury Lawyers recognize that aesthetic surgery patients, particularly those having cosmetic surgery, desire a certain outcome. A surgical operation that goes horribly wrong does not always imply the patient has legal alternatives; nevertheless, if the surgeon was careless and failed in their duty of care to the patient, they may be held responsible for any damages.

Cosmetic surgery and plastic surgery are two of the most lucrative industries in the world, and while more physicians have gotten into these fields, not all of them are well-versed or trained in a number of the complex operations that they may perform. Plastic surgery requires surgeons to adhere to a set of standards, and if you or a loved one has been harmed as a result of the carelessness of your surgeon, you should talk with an attorney about your case.

Our lawyers have years of expertise and experience defending medical malpractice claims, including those against plastic and cosmetic surgeons. They’ve seen how a bad cosmetic surgery might wreak havoc on a patient’s life.

If you or someone you know has had plastic or cosmetic surgery and was harmed or deformed as a result, you may have legal recourse. Please call Texas Personal Injury Lawyers for a free case evaluation now to learn more about how our cosmetic medical malpractice lawyers may be able to assist you.

What Is Cosmetic Surgery Malpractice And How Does It Affect You?

Cosmetic surgery may be carried out for a variety of reasons, including voluntary changes, breast augmentations, elective liposuction, tummy tucks, and corrective procedures to repair disfigurements or scars. Cosmetic surgery does not come with a guarantee of perfection, yet most patients want their doctor to do the operation to the best of his or her ability.

Cosmetic surgeons must act reasonably and carry out their duties in the same way that another surgeon in their field would. The surgeon may be held liable for damages if the treatment is not carried out to the required standard in the medical community and an injury occurs.

Cosmetic surgery malpractice may be evidenced by the following factors:

  • When non-plastic surgery for cosmetic purposes is done by non-plastic surgeons.
  • Using nurse anesthetists instead of anesthesiologists to save costs
  • When you don’t have the equipment to deal with any problems in private offices away from hospitals,
  • Failing to take a full patient history
  • Exceeding the scope of the patient’s informed consent
  • Operating on the wrong part of the body.
  • When the use non-plastic surgeons to perform cosmetic surgery is becoming more popular. Some doctors may complete a training program on cosmetic surgery before advertising themselves as acting plastic surgeons. As with any type of surgery, cosmetic surgery has its own intricacies and complications. An untrained and unqualified practitioner may not make the right judgment call if a complication arises.
  • To prevail in a [medical malpractice lawsuit] against a cosmetic or plastic surgeon, the plaintiff must show:
  • The doctor had a duty to the patient
  • The doctor breached that duty by acting negligently or failing to act
  • An injury was sustained
  • The injury is a result of the breach

Plastic Surgery Malpractice Claim: Damages In A Lawsuit

 

Plastic surgery can have serious consequences, and the failure to carry out these operations correctly and to acceptable standards of care may be fatal to the patient. Plastic surgery malpractice might induce the following injuries:

  • Scarring
  • Disfigurement
  • Sudden drooping or caving of the surgical site
  • Skin discoloration or other skin irregularities
  • Infection
  • Pneumonia
  • Excessive bleeding
  • Paralysis
  • Adverse reactions to anesthesia
  • Death.

Patients who were harmed as a result of a cosmetic surgeon’s carelessness might be eligible for economic, non-economic, and punitive compensation.

Economic Damages

 
  • Medical Bills: 

A patient may be compensated for any past medical expenditures as well as future medical costs linked to the accident.

  • Lost Wages: 

If a patient is harmed to the point that they are unable to work again, the negligent party may be held responsible for loss of future income.

Non-Economic Damages

 
  • Pain And Suffering: 
    • A patient who has been subjected to

mental suffering

    may be reimbursed monetarily to reduce the extent of the hurt caused by misconduct.
  • Wrongful Death: 
    In the event that a doctor’s negligence results in a patient’s death, the relatives may be eligible for compensation. Medical insurance, pension benefits, inheritance money, missed income, lost time off work, lost wages, loss of consortium and funeral expenses are just a few of the losses that may be recovered in a lawsuit.

Punitive Damages

 
  • Punitive damages are available in some circumstances to punish the defendant and warn others from repeating similar conduct.

Have you or someone you know had cosmetic or plastic surgery and incurred an injury as a consequence? If that’s the case, you may be entitled to compensation for your losses. 

Please call Texas Personal Injury Lawyers immediately if you’d like an experienced cosmetic surgery malpractice attorney to evaluate your claim for free.