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Cosmetic Surgery Errors

Errors due to Cosmetic Surgery can be Grounds for Compensation

More and more individuals are turning to elective cosmetic surgery as a routine part of life. No longer is this just the choice of movies stars or the rich. With the huge growth in the broad popularity of cosmetic surgery its ready availability has soared as well. Some years ago it was true that an individual seeking a cosmetic surgery would be more restricted in the choice of a medical practitioner. Today that is not the case. In every decent sized city or suburb there are not only multiple plastic surgeons to choose from but there are also many more chain type clinics. Also the economics of a popularized procedure allows for larger scale delivery facilities that might specialize in specific services such as liposuction, breast augmentation or gastric bypasses.

In recent years it seems to be that there is a relationship between the higher numbers of serious medical errors connected with cosmetic surgeries and the broader availability of such procedures. At the Pacific Attorney Group we can't emphasize enough how important it is that one very closely researches the quality and past record of any medical facility one is considering for such procedures. Hopefully you will never need the services of a San Diego personal injury attorney due to medical errors in a procedure. But if such do occur or have occurred it is important that you don't delay in speaking with a law firm. These cases can be quite complex and there is a very strong need for prompt gathering of evidence in order to build your strongest possible case.

Compensation for Medical Errors in Cosmetic Surgery

Simply because an operation is elective does not reduce its risk and definitely does not lessen any of the medical practitioner's duties or liabilities. Surgery is surgery and the same high levels of medical standards apply. When one goes under the knife and the use of anesthesia is involved a patient suffers the same damage if something should go wrong as with any other similar procedure.

Problems stemming from cosmetic surgery or post-operative recovery can include:

  • Disfigurement or scarring
  • Adverse reactions to drugs or anesthesia, which can include bad drug interactions
  • Post Traumatic Disorders, such as from "anesthesia awareness"
  • Psychological trauma from poor cosmetic results, which can be emotionally crippling
  • Paralysis, brain damage, nervous tissue damage and loss of body or motion control
  • Massive bleeding
  • In some cases even death can result

These are all serious and can have grave consequences emotionally, physically and financially. If you have been harmed in a cosmetic procedure it is very possible that you have a case for compensation. Contact a San Diego Cosmetic Surgery Errors Attorney for a full case consultation and review.