What to Do When Cosmetic Surgery Goes Wrong

Cosmetic surgery has become commonplace today. While it used to be reserved only for celebrities, or the wealthy, there are a number of cosmetic procedures that many people get on a regular basis. Although it is usually safe, some people wonder what to do when cosmetic surgery goes wrong. Mistakes happen from time to time. If an error causes serious injuries, the victim may need to take legal action.

The Most Common Cosmetic Procedures

Many types of cosmetic procedures are performed on a daily basis. Some of the popular surgeries are facelifts, Botox injections, liposuction, and breast implants. Cosmetic procedures are generally performed by choice; however, in some cases there are medical reasons to do so. Surgery is often done on an outpatient basis, and may be performed in the doctor’s medical facility.

Medical Mistakes May be Made

Medical mistakes happen when the doctor or other medical professional does something wrong. The error may be something that was done improperly, or could be something that failed to be done. Doctors are expected to provide a high level of care to their patients. When a doctor makes a mistake that causes harm to a patient, it may be considered medical malpractice.

Proper Care Before, During, and After a Procedure

Proper care must be rendered throughout a medical procedure. Errors can occur during any part of the process including before, during, or after surgery. Improper care before surgery could cause the incorrect dosage of anesthesia, or the doctor may have failed to perform adequate tests. During surgery, the doctor could make a mistake, or leave an instrument inside the patient. After a procedure, inadequate wound care or the failure to notice an infection may harm the patient.

Not Everyone Is a Candidate for a Procedure

It is important to note that not everyone is a good candidate for some types of cosmetic procedures. The doctor should explain the procedure along with any possible risks or side effects. Proper testing should be completed to be sure that the patient can tolerate the procedure. Combining too many procedures at once can be dangerous. Patients need to fully understand the recovery process to ensure successful results.

If you were harmed because of mistakes from cosmetic surgery, you could be eligible to file a claim. Call the skilled legal team at Udall Shumway PLC to schedule a consultation to learn more about your options.

This blog should be used for informational purposes only. It does not create an attorney-client relationship with any reader and should not be construed as legal advice. If you or someone you know wishes to seek the help of an experienced personal injury attorney regarding When Cosmetic Surgery Goes Wrong, or other personal injury matters, call 480.461.5300. Udall Shumway PLC is located in Mesa, Arizona and is a full service law firm. We assist Individuals, families, businesses, schools and municipalities in Mesa and the Phoenix/East Valley.