Cosmetic surgery is performed by qualified plastic surgeons not to cure a disease or condition but to improve the patient’s physical appearance to boost his or her quality of life and self-confidence. Even though there are minimal risks involved in such an operation, errors still occur and at times these errors in surgery become a reason for another treatment or operation to minimise the effects. These are known as cosmetic surgery errors and a person who has been a victim of such negligence is eligible to file a claim for compensation in order to recover some of the costs associated with the surgery he or she has had.
Cosmetic Surgery Negligence Claims
There is a wide range of cosmetic procedures now available to people who wish to improve the way they look and feel more self-assured. Each one of these procedures comes with its own set of risks and side effects. While patients are provided enough information beforehand regarding the adverse effects of a cosmetic treatment, sometimes an unexpected event occurs and the patient faces horrible consequences. Permanent or irreversible scarring caused by facial laser treatment is one of the examples of negligence in this context.
People suffering from such carelessness on part of the cosmetic surgeon or anyone else need to file a claim to recover the money they spent on the procedure. The cost of most of the cosmetic procedures that we are going to discuss here are extremely high no matter where you decide to have the surgery done. There is absolutely no reason to refrain from filing a negligence claim when you or one of your loved ones has suffered from irreparable damage as a result of a cosmetic surgery or procedure.
Common Cosmetic Surgery Errors
Here is a list of errors for which you become eligible to file a claim and retrieve your expenses;
- Breast augmentation
- Laser treatment
- Facial laser surgery
- Dental cosmetic surgery
- Face lift surgery and body tightening
- Tummy tuck and liposuction
- Penile implant and buttock implant
- Permanent and unnecessary scarring
- Varicose veins surgical errors
In addition to these errors in treatments and surgeries, one may also file a claim under this area of medical negligence if he or she suffered from nerve injury or nerve damage as a result of cosmetic surgery errors. Sometimes the technician or surgeon giving you the treatment is inadequately trained or uses poor surgical technique because of little experience, which can result in problems like scarring, infection, disfigurement, loss of sensation, homeroom, bleeding, and retained surgical equipment that calls for another surgery to remove the object.
Some cosmetic procedures like tummy tuck and liposuction are extremely risky and therefore only an expert and highly qualified surgeon should be allowed to perform them. An infection is possible right after surgery and the doctor is expected to treat it right away. An inexperienced doctor may use wrong surgical technique, which could result in disfigurement. Excessive scarring is also possible in such a case and so is nerve damage and numbness. If there are uneven results of these cosmetic procedures, blood loss, skin burns, severe infection, blood clotting, and perforation of organs, the patient should immediately seek legal help to file a medical negligence claim. While cosmetic procedures are generally considered harmless, unfortunately there have been cases of death during or after the surgery. In such a case, a family member is eligible to file a claim and receive compensation for such a huge loss.
Medical negligence claims are designed for individuals who wish to receive some sort of compensation for the loss they bore. Sometimes errors happen that could have been avoided if certain steps were ensured before and during the surgery. Only an experienced surgeon would know what kinds of steps are necessary to ensure a successful treatment and procedure. It is considered the responsibility of the doctor or surgeon to educate the patient about the possible complications and side effects of a cosmetic procedure. If he or she fails to do so and an unexpected event occurs during or after the surgery, the patient has the right to file a claim against that doctor or whoever was responsible in order to expose this carelessness and recover some of the costs spent on treatment, medication and procedure.