Over the years, the image that people have of plastic surgery has shifted from something that is necessary to procedure that is purely elective. We want to make two points:
Plastic surgery is both necessary and elective, depending on your needs and wants. No matter why someone is getting a plastic surgery procedure, we know this – it should always be performed by a highly skilled surgeon who practices with a high level of care. If a plastic surgeon makes a mistake, they could disfigure, disable, or kill someone.
If you need a Camden plastic surgery malpractice attorney, you can count on the Weitz Firm to be by your side, fighting to secure the compensation you deserve.
There are many people who do not consider plastic surgery “real surgery.”
That is wrong. Any time someone undergoes a procedure that is invasive, there are risks. In fact, many plastic surgery procedures are riskier than other types of surgery. The same risks are present in plastic surgery that is present in all surgeries.
More than 4,000 preventable mistakes occur in surgeries each year, but we need to note that those are only the major mistakes that are required to be reported. Many more “minor” surgical errors are not required to be reported but can be just as deadly. Considering that medical mistakes are the third leading cause of death in the United States, we can be sure that errors are made in plastic surgery as well.
Common plastic surgery mistakes include nerve damage, scarring, organ damage, deep vein thrombosis, infections, blood loss, and more.
Consider the following breakdown of plastic surgeries for a recent year:
Many of these procedures are performed at outpatient centers, places that are not as equipped to handle major medical emergencies as hospitals. Much of the industry is driven by profit. If profit is allowed to take precedent over patient safety and well-being, there are bound to be negative outcomes.
If you have been injured due to the negligence or carelessness of a plastic surgeon, you need to seek legal assistance. At the Weitz Firm, our knowledgeable and experienced attorneys will work with you to investigate your case and secure the compensation you need. We know you will have additional medical expenses after a surgical malpractice incident, but we also know you will have pain and suffering damages. When you need a medical malpractice attorney in Camden, you can contact us for a free consultation by clicking here or calling 267-587-6240.