Thanks to scientific advances in the medical world, plastic surgery almost knows no bounds, and with the endorsement of celebrities, online influencers and the fact that many treatments and procedures are much more affordable, more and more people are choosing to go under the knife.
This elective procedure means that both men and women can change anything they wish about their appearance, from smoothing out lines and wrinkles to breast augmentation, liposuction, facelifts and rhinoplasty to name but a few. But when things go wrong, and you’re left with the devastating consequences of a failed plastic surgery procedure, your life could be left in tatters.
There are lots of different ways that plastic surgery can go wrong – such as liposuction complications malpractice and scarring, but for which errors should you reach out to an attorney for? Read on for devastating plastic surgery errors you should seek legal action against.
Issues with consent
When you had your procedure, were you fully aware of the risks involved? Was the procedure explained to you fully, and in layman’s terms? If your answer to any of these questions is no, then you possibly had no idea what you were consenting to and couldn’t have made an informed decision without all the relevant facts. If this sounds familiar then your surgeon has potentially acted illegally, and you should reach out to an attorney as soon as possible.
Neglecting your medical history
When you undergo any medical procedure, your medical history has to be taken into account. That way you can be treated accordingly and not aggravate any other health issues. It also means the medical team can care for you properly and not put you in danger. Your medical records will inform your surgeon of things like allergies, any previous medical procedures and complications, current medical issues and a list of all your current medications. Even if your surgeon has all this information, they should be able to interpret it correctly and not do anything that could put you in danger.
Errors from surgery
Potentially the most devastating aspect of any plastic surgery procedure gone wrong. Failures during surgery vary, from the medical team failing to monitor your vital signs and errors with your anaesthesia, to leaving medical instruments inside the patient’s body and even performing the wrong procedure entirely. If your results aren’t what you were expecting and the procedure has been done incorrectly, then your lawyer will be able to determine whether or not these errors could lead to a legal case.
Other errors from surgery that could warrant legal action include infections from the procedure, an allergic reaction, scarring that is not considered standard practice, nerve damage, blood clotting under the skin and even death as a result of your complications.
If plastic surgery goes wrong then you could be left with lifelong problems and spiraling medical bills as you try to put right the wrongs of your surgeon. Compensation could help put your life back on track and get you the justice you deserve. Get in touch with your attorney as soon as possible.