Many people do not think of plastic surgery as “actual” surgery. That may be because they associate it with cosmetic surgery. We want to dispel that myth.

Plastic surgery is real surgery and people have it done for many different reasons.

We also know this – anytime someone undergoes an invasive procedure, there are major risks of complications. Plastic surgery has many risks.

What happens if your plastic surgeon or someone on the surgical team is negligent in their duties and makes a mistake? Do you know who to turn to?

If you need a Drexel Hill plastic surgery malpractice attorney, you can count on the experienced team at The Weitz Firm, LLC to be by your side.

The Reality

Plastic surgery is done for two main reasons:

  • Many opt to have elective procedures performed because they want to improve the way they look (liposuction, breast augmentation, nose reshaping, facelift, etc.).
  • Many plastic surgeries are performed on people who have had a traumatic accident that has left them disfigured and they are attempting to return functionality and/or a normal appearance to the injury site (dog bite repair, birth defect repair, breast reconstruction, hernia repair, etc.).

It does not matter whether a plastic surgery is elective or necessary, it is still surgery that should be taken seriously by everyone involved.

Medical mistakes are the third leading killer in the US. Consider that there are more than 20 million plastic surgeries performed in the country every year:

  • 17.1 million cosmetic procedures
  • 5.8 million reconstructive procedures

How many mistakes are made during these surgeries? When it comes to the dreaded “never events” that happen during surgeries (operating on the wrong body part, wrong site, wrong patient, etc.) there are more than 4,000 preventable errors reported each year. More “minor” errors are not required to be reported but can cause just as much damage.

Common plastic surgery mistakes include severe scarring, organ damage, infections, deep vein thrombosis, heavy blood loss, nerve damage, and more.

Surgeons and surgical teams who are performing these surgeries should treat every patient with a high level of care. This includes obtaining a full medical history before a procedure and going over all of the risks that could happen.

We do want to note that many plastic surgery procedures are performed at surgical centers that are NOT fully equipped hospitals. In fact, many are for-profit, aiming to get as many patients and surgeries as possible. These centers have been found to have many problems when it comes to surgical complications.

What You Can Do

If you suspect that you were harmed during plastic surgery and it was due to the negligence of someone on the medical team, you need to seek legal assistance. We know how difficult these injuries can be to deal with, both physically and emotionally. When you undergo any kind of surgical procedure, you expect a high level of care.

When you need a medical malpractice lawyer in Drexel Hill, The Weitz Firm, LLC will work with you to secure the compensation you deserve. You can contact us for a free consultation by clicking here or calling 267-587-6240.

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