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!

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