Plastic surgery, whether for cosmetic or reconstructive purposes, is a booming industry in American medicine. In fact, it has become so mainstream that some people now hold "Botox parties," not unlike the Tupperware parties of old. However, just because these types of medical procedures have become more popular and more advanced in recent years does not mean that they are without risk. When plastic surgeons and other medical professionals fail to follow the accepted standard of care, they can leave their patients with painful, disfiguring scars or worse.
If you or a loved one has been seriously injured as the result of a cosmetic surgery procedure, you may be eligible for financial compensation. At the law offices of Dallas W. Hartman, P.C., our Pittsburgh lawyers for plastic surgery malpractice claims will work hard to hold negligent parties accountable for their actions, and to help you recover the full and fair compensation you deserve.
Understanding the Risks of Plastic Surgery
Even the most minor, noninvasive surgical procedure carries some level of risk. It is the surgeon's duty to ensure that the patient is made fully aware of all of the risks that accompany a surgical procedure. This is a process known as informed consent, and it is required regardless of how minor or major the known risks may be. If you have undergone a cosmetic surgical procedure that you may not have otherwise done had you known all of the risks, you may be able to recover compensation.
Common Injuries Associated With Cosmetic Surgery
Plastic surgery malpractice can encompass a wide range of injuries. However, some of the more common problems that patients face include:
- Medication errors
- Too much or too little tissue being removed
- Nerve damage
- Pulmonary emboli (blood clots in the lungs)
- Inability to show facial expressions
- Body asymmetry
Regardless of the type of harm you may have suffered, our attorneys will work hard to hold all negligent parties accountable for their actions. Our firm has been providing skilled personal injury representation to people throughout Pennsylvania for more than 25 years. We are committed to helping our clients get the justice they deserve.
Are You the Victim of a Botched Surgery? Contact Our Lawyers.
If you have suffered harm as the result of a reconstructive or cosmetic plastic surgery procedure, speak with us. Contact us online or call 1-866-586-1910 to schedule a free initial consultation to discuss your case.