When Plastic Surgery Goes Wrong

Medical Malpractice

Plastic surgery can be a godsend for a lot of people who may have been born with a birth defect, been in a car accident or those who are older and need to look younger in an effort to boost their confidence. More and more Americans are opening up their minds and having procedures done as the stigma and miseducation about this type of medical practice has long but left our society. Having said that, plastic surgery carries with it a number of risks that can put a person’s life in danger or leave them with both physical and emotional scars for the rest of their lives.

After your doctor’s oral assessment or consultation, the plastic surgeon should take stock of your medical history as well as inform you about the possible risks and complications you may face on the table as well as post-operatively. Plastic surgeons must get informed consent before moving on with any procedure since this will help you make the right choices about how you would like the whole procedure to move forward, or even give you a chance to back out or delay the procedure.

Duty of Care and Medical Malpractice

Plastic surgeons are legally obligated to provide a level of care that is similar to what other plastic surgeons in the region, state and country provide as decreed by medical tenets and standards. Failure to do so thus constitutes negligence, opening them up to medical malpractice lawsuits.

Here are some of the complications associated with plastic surgery gone wrong:

  • Excessive scarring due to poor wound healing
  • Blood clots causing strokes and heart attacks
  • Brain injury
  • Nerve damage leading to numbness and loss of sensation
  • Excessive bleeding
  • Serious infections such as MRSA
  • Emotional trauma

Whether you went for liposuction, rhinoplasty, a tummy tuck or facelift, you should get the results that your plastic surgeon in Indiana said you would realistically get, and not have to suffer life changing complications that could have been prevented by the surgeon taking their time and employing great skill when it came to carrying out the procedure.

Injured by a plastic surgeon? Call us today on 877-561-3004 for your free and confidential consultation. Thanks for choosing us.