Atlanta Medical Malpractice Attorney Discusses Injuries Caused by Cosmetic Surgery
Cosmetic surgery is popular here in Atlanta, and there is no shortage of facilities for people to choose from when they want a face lift, breast enhancement, reconstructive surgery, or other procedure that they feel will enhance their appearance. As the name indicates, cosmetic surgery is surgery, and any type of surgery involves risk. If cosmetic surgery is performed in a negligent manner, a patient's health may be endangered, in addition to any damage that is done to their appearance.
If you are the victim of medical malpractice because of a botched cosmetic surgery, it is important that you understand what negligence is, because negligence may be the reason for your injuries. Negligence happens when someone, like a cosmetic surgeon, who owes another person, like a patient, a duty of care breaches that duty of care in a way that damages the person to whom the duty was owed. An important part of determining negligence is defining the applicable duty or standard of care, and then providing evidence that shows how the duty was breached. For example, medical professionals who perform cosmetic procedures must use the same degree of care in performing their operations as other cosmetic surgeons in their local area would use.
Negligently performed cosmetic surgeries often result in these type of injuries: Many popular types of cosmetic surgeries, like breast implants, involve injection or implantation of substances into the body. Improperly performed injections or implantations can cause the injected or implanted substances to leak into parts of the body where they were not intended to go, causing pain, discomfort, or other types of injury or damage. Another type of injury happens when a patient's appearance is damaged because a procedure was done incorrectly or performed on the wrong part of the body. Reconstructive surgeries that are intended to repair existing injuries can result in complications during the healing causing the patient a great deal of pain and exposing the patient to the risk of dangerous infections. Of course, there are many other ways in which people can be injured by poorly done cosmetic surgeries, but many injuries fall into the aforementioned categories.
If your injuries were caused by the negligence of one or more of the individuals who performed your cosmetic surgery, you may be able to recover for the damages that you have experienced, including any costs of additional surgeries or treatments that you needed in order to remedy your pain or disfigurement, future care that you may need because of your injuries, and lost wages, if your injuries caused you to miss work. You may also be able to recover for the pain and suffering that you have endured as a result of your injuries.
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