Cosmetic surgery is a delicate procedure that requires surgeons to provide patients with reasonable care. When a surgeon harms or disfigures a patient during a cosmetic procedure, he or she can be held liable for medical malpractice.
If you or someone you love underwent plastic or cosmetic surgery and suffered an injury or debilitating condition, you may be entitled to compensation for your injuries and financial losses. Roden Law’s Savannah cosmetic surgery malpractice attorneys will provide you with a free, no obligation consultation to review your claim and determine if you have a case against the at-fault party.
We will provide you with a free, no obligation consultation to discuss your claim and the adverse effects that resulted from your cosmetic surgery. If our Savannah personal injury attorneys find that you have a case against the at-fault health care provider, we will help you pursue the maximum compensation you deserve. All of our services are provided on a contingency fee basis, which means you only have to pay us if we help you reach a fair outcome for your claim.
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What is Cosmetic Surgery Malpractice?
Cosmetic surgery is reconstructive surgery that focuses on repairing or replacing damaged areas of the patient’s body or face. Typically, the procedures and techniques of cosmetic surgery are directed toward enhancing a patient’s physical appearance.
Instances of plastic surgery malpractice are caused by negligence, which can be the result of a health care provider’s failure to use reasonable care, which causes harm the patient. This can include:
- Failing to review a patient’s medical history
- Performing a type of cosmetic or plastic surgery the health care provider is unqualified to execute
- Performing an incorrect cosmetic procedure
- Operating without a patient’s consent
- Performing procedures without proper surgical equipment or medical supplies
- Failing to respond to a complication that occurs during surgery
- Performing on the wrong area of the patient’s body
- Anesthesia errors
Plastic surgery malpractice can lead to serious medical conditions that may result in patients suffering infections, long-term impairment or permanent disfigurement. Often, patients require expensive corrective surgery to fix the damage caused by a negligent health care provider.
For this reason, it may be in your best interest to discuss your claim with a Savannah medical malpractice attorney to find out if you may have a plastic surgery malpractice case.
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When Can a Health Care Provider Be Held Liable for Plastic Surgery Malpractice?
In order to hold a health care provider liable for plastic surgery malpractice, you must be able to show the health care provider was negligent in providing your treatment. This will require you to establish that certain elements were present when you received cosmetic surgery, including:
- You had a doctor-patient relationship with the at-fault health care provider where he or she agreed to provide you treatment or perform your cosmetic or plastic surgery.
- The at-fault health care provider breached his or her duty by providing substandard medical treatment that deviated from the medical community’s accepted standard of care.
- The adverse health events you experienced after receiving cosmetic surgery were a direct result of the at-fault health care provider’s negligent medical treatment.
- You suffered financial damages, such as additional medical expenses and lost wages, as a result of the substandard medical treatment.
Unfortunately, it can be difficult for patients to prove their health care provider is liable for cosmetic surgery malpractice. This often requires the help of an experienced Savannah cosmetic surgery malpractice lawyer who can help you build a case that supports your claim.
Do not hesitate to contact Roden Law’s Savannah cosmetic surgery malpractice attorneys for qualified legal help with your claim.
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How Long Do I Have to File a Plastic Surgery Malpractice Case?
If you are considering pursuing legal action against a negligent health care provider after suffering an injury during cosmetic surgery, you must file a lawsuit within a specific time frame called the statute of limitations.
In Georgia, victims of medical malpractice have two years from the date of their surgery to file a lawsuit against the at-fault health care provider, according to O.C.G.A. § 0-9-71.
However, this deadline does not apply to cases where a foreign object was left inside the patient’s body. Under these circumstances, the patient will have one year from the date on which he or she discovered the foreign object to file a case, according to O.C.G.A. § 9-3-72.
Unfortunately, many medical malpractice victims are unaware of Georgia’s two-year statute of limitations and wait until it is too late to bring their claim against the at-fault health care provider. For this reason, it is in your best interest to contact a cosmetic surgery malpractice lawyer in Savannah for help with your claim. He or she will determine which deadline applies to your claim and will work to help ensure your case is brought within this deadline.
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Compensation for a Cosmetic Surgery Malpractice Lawsuit
Damages that occur during cosmetic surgery can have serious adverse effects on a patient’s health. Often, this results in long-term damage that may have a permanent effect on the patient’s physical and emotional state.
During your free, no obligation consultation, our cosmetic surgery lawyers will review the circumstances behind your injuries and how they have affected your life since the botched surgery. Then, a Savannah cosmetic surgery malpractice attorney will help you determine which damages you may be entitled to pursue, such as:
- Past and future medical expenses
- Lost wages
- Loss of earning capacity
- Medical assistive equipment
- Cost of a caregiver
- Corrective surgery
- Pain and suffering
- Loss of enjoyment of life
- Loss of reputation
- Loss of companionship
Our Savannah cosmetic surgery malpractice lawyers are experienced in helping victims of negligence obtain the compensation they need to recover from an accident. We have obtained millions in verdicts and settlements and do not hesitate to pursue the maximum compensation for each case we accept.
Throughout our experience, we have obtained the knowledge and skills needed to evaluate our clients’ claims to reach an accurate amount of compensation they may be entitled to pursue. Do not hesitate to find out if you may have a plastic surgery malpractice case against the health care provider that caused your injury and financial losses.
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Injuries Caused by Cosmetic Surgery Malpractice
All surgeries, including cosmetic and plastic surgeries, carry risk of the patient suffering an injury during the procedure. If you believe your injury was caused by negligence and could have been avoided, it is imperative that you seek medical attention as soon as possible.
Some of the most common injuries that patients suffer after undergoing cosmetic surgery include:
- Fluid buildup under the skin
- Blood clots
- Excessive bleeding
- Anesthesia-related complications
- Nerve damage
- Heart attack
- Post-operative hemorrhage
- Organ perforation
- Foreign objects left behind during surgery
- Contamination from blood transfusions
- Pulmonary embolism
Although some post-operative medical issues may be unavoidable, others could be due to a health care provider’s negligence. If you believe you or your loved one received substandard medical treatment, do not hesitate to contact Roden Law’s cosmetic surgery malpractice attorneys in Savannah to find out if you have a case against the at-fault party.
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Contact Roden Law to Find Out if You Have a Case
Health care providers have an obligation to assure patients’ safety by providing reasonable treatment and medical care. If you have suffered an injury after being provided substandard medical treatment, you may be entitled to compensation.
The Savannah cosmetic surgery malpractice attorneys at Roden Law understand the difficulty that patients and their loved ones endure after a botched cosmetic surgery. We have helped numerous victims of negligence obtain favorable results after being injured because of another’s negligence, and we may be able to provide our qualified legal services to help your claim.
All of our attorneys work on a contingency fee basis, which means we do not charge upfront legal fees for handling your claim. Our clients only have to pay us if we obtain the compensation they deserve.