Suffering from Botched Plastic Surgery?
Medical Malpractice Claims for Plastic Surgery
Plastic surgery is an increasingly common type of procedure. Whereas in
former eras, people more or less had to accept their current physical
appearance, cosmetic and reconstructive surgery now makes it possible
- to a large degree - for an individual to acquire the appearance that
he or she desires. In a large percentage of cases, plastic surgery is
entirely elective, whether it is performed to alter the patient's
natural appearance or to combat the effects of aging.
In other cases, the patient requires reconstructive surgery after a serious
accident has resulted in a major bone break, skin abrasions, lacerations,
or second- or third-degree burns. Whatever the cause for performing the
operation, the surgeon, anesthesiologist,
nurses, and other staff all bear an enormous duty of care to the patient. Even
small mistakes can cause serious complications. Speak with our Columbia
injury attorney for assistance navigating your case!
How does plastic surgery malpractice occur?
Whether the patient is receiving a skin graft, rhinoplasty, liposuction,
breast augmentation, or a face lift, cosmetic surgery carries a risk of
serious injury or even death. Errors in administering anesthetic can cause
major complications including
brain damage, in addition to the possibility of injury occurring in the course of post-operative
care. There is also the chance that the surgeon will make an error during
the operation such as nicking a blood vein or making a mistake that will
cause the operation to be a failure. While a successful cosmetic surgery
can make the patient's dreams come true, a botched plastic surgery
can result in life-long scarring and disfigurement.
Work with Our Columbia Personal Injury Attorney
If you want to take legal action over errors on the part of a plastic surgeon,
come to the Law Office of James R. Snell, Jr., LLC for help.
We can meet with you for a free consultation to review the circumstances of the incident and determine whether you
have grounds to sue for medical malpractice. We understand that this may
be a highly stressful and upsetting experience, and we want you to know
that you can find compassionate legal guidance and dedicated representation
in your claim for damages at our office. Contact a Columbia medical malpractice
lawyer now so that we can take immediate action on your case!