Many people have misconceptions about plastic surgery. One of those misconceptions has to do with thinking that all plastic surgery procedures are done simply for elective purposes.

Yes, many people do pursue plastic surgery because they want to improve how they look. There is absolutely nothing wrong with that.

People also get plastic surgery to fix the consequences of major accidents. For example, someone burned badly in a fire may need plastic surgery to fix disfiguration.

No matter your reason for seeking plastic surgery, you expect the surgeon who performs the procedure to be well-trained and competent. If they make a mistake, it could end up costing you enormous amounts of money to fix.

If could also cost you your life.

When you need a Norristown plastic surgery attorney, you can count on The Weitz Firm, LLC to be by your side.

What Can Happen?

There are more than 4,000 preventable mistakes that occur in surgeries each year, though studies show that those numbers are vastly underreported.

What we do know is that medical mistakes are the third leading cause of death in the US, leading us to wonder just how safe we really are when we go under the knife. How, with all of the training that doctors have to go through to become surgeons, are there so many mistakes?

This article from Healthline tells us what the 10 most common plastic surgery mistakes are:

  • Hematoma
  • Nerve Damage
  • Infections
  • Deep Vein Thrombosis and Pulmonary Embolism
  • Scarring
  • Appearance Dissatisfaction
  • Organ Damage
  • Anesthesia Complications
  • Seroma
  • Blood Loss

Consider some of the common plastic surgeries and how many are performed on a daily basis: breast augmentation, eyelid surgery, facelifts, neck lifts, rhinoplasty, liposuction, and more.

Is It Malpractice?

When something goes wrong, a doctor can face a lawsuit if they failed to provide a high level of care for all patients. If they fail to obtain a full medical history of their patient, even for minor surgeries, they should be held liable if something happens.

The same can be said for a surgeon who fails to obtain patient consent. This matters, especially if a surgeon fails to let the patient know ALL of the risks associated with the surgery. They may not tell a patient everything in order to ensure the patient goes through with the procedure. If a patient does now know all the risks, they cannot give proper consent.

If a surgeon makes an error during the procedure, the results can be devastating.

What Are Your Options?

If you have been the victim of a botched plastic surgery, do not wait to seek medical treatment. You need to act now. At The Weitz Firm, LLC, we believe in holding negligent doctors accountable so that nobody else is hurt by their mistakes.

We will work with you to recover compensation for medical expenses, pain and suffering damages, and punitive damages. We know how hard this can be on you, so let us help you get your life back on track. When you need a plastic surgery attorney in Norristown, you can contact us for a free consultation by clicking here or calling 267-587-6240.

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