Because most of these procedures are not covered by health insurance, this practice area is generally free from managed care restrictions and oversight. Any surgery performed by an untrained or inexperienced doctor or health care professional can potentially result in negligent medical care and a higher risk of injury.
If you suffered a botched plastic surgery, call Sokolove Law now at (800) 995-1212 for a free legal case review. We've handled medical malpractice claims for over 40 years and can fight for justice on your behalf.
Did your cosmetic procedure leave you with devastating results?
Cosmetic surgery, both surgical and non-surgical, is an extremely lucrative business. Many doctors use aggressive marketing tactics to obtain clients and persuade them to undergo pricey procedures, sometimes without any regard to prior medical history or existing health conditions.
In order to cash in on this booming market, many doctors and nurses who lack the necessary specialized training or certification are also performing cosmetic procedures in their offices, without access to the appropriate emergency medical care.
It's very important to know that every procedure carries potential risks if performed by untrained, inexperienced or negligent doctors and nurses.
What are some common cosmetic procedures that could be dangerous if not performed properly?
- Breast augmentation/reduction
- Face-lift and blepharoplasty
- Rhinoplasty (nose reshaping)
- Chemical and laser skin resurfacing
Common injuries associated with these procedures:
- Excessive scarring
- Nerve damage
- Life threatening infections
- Blood clots
These are just a few examples. The best way to understand if you were a victim of plastic surgery malpractice is to contact us. You may be entitled to compensation.