Plastic surgery grows in popularity every year, and many people in and around Atlanta have undergone cosmetic procedures. When performed responsibly, well-established cosmetic procedures possess impressive safety records.
However, plastic surgeons are held to the same standards of care as traditional physicians. And that means they can be held liable for medical malpractice if they violate a standard of care and hurt an innocent patient.
Our firm stands ready to help if you were hurt by a surgical error during a cosmetic procedure.
If you suffered an injury as a result of medical malpractice in the Atlanta, Georgia area and you need an experienced lawyer, please call Watkins, Lourie, Roll & Chance, PC today at 404-760-7400 for a free consultation.
Examples of Medical Malpractice in Plastic Surgery
Every surgery carries with it certain risks. And the law has long recognized that a tragedy can occur without a medical professional committing malpractice.
But medical professionals are expected to adhere to accepted standards of care, whether they're performing a life-saving operation or cosmetic surgery. Distinguishing between a tragic outcome and actionable medical malpractice requires a lawyer with ample experience in the field, and that's what we bring to the table.
In the case of plastic surgery malpractice, common issues include:
- Anesthesia mistakes
- Insufficiently sterile conditions leading to infections
- Common surgical errors, including cutting or severing surrounding tissue, ligaments, nerves and muscles
- Failure to inform patients of a procedure's risks
Again, most cosmetic surgical procedures have impressive safety records. But this is only true when the procedures are performed by properly trained, educated and licensed plastic surgeons. Those who perform plastic surgery without the proper credentials or facilities put patients at risk and should be held accountable for their mistakes.
Plastic surgery malpractice can result in a number of truly tragic outcomes, including loss of life. More commonly, the victim is disfigured and has to live the rest of his or her life with the aesthetic results of a professional's negligence.
Medical malpractice can make it difficult to work, earn a living and even live a quiet, pleasant life. Our lawyers believe you deserve compensation for your losses, and we know how to successfully pursue it.
If you live in Atlanta, Georgia or if you suffered an injury here and you need an experienced medical malpractice lawyer, please call Watkins, Lourie, Roll & Chance, PC today at 404-760-7400 or contact us online for a free consultation.