Plastic Surgery Injuries
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At The Tolson Firm, LLC, we have guided numerous clients to successful settlements. Our Atlanta medical malpractice attorneys have over 30 years of combined legal experience and fight hard for clients who have been injured due to the carelessness or negligence of healthcare providers. If you have suffered an injury from a plastic surgery procedure, such as laser liposuction, our firm can discuss your options and represent you from start to finish. Contact us today for a free initial case evaluation.
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The Atlanta medical malpractice lawyer at The Tolson Firm, LLC diligently represents clients who have been injured by plastic surgery procedures. If you have suffered a complication because of the negligence or reckless actions of the plastic surgeon, we can help you file a lawsuit. Our attorney can talk with you throughout the process and determine an effective legal strategy as you pursue the compensation you deserve.
Plastic surgery involves a variety of procedures designed to help people have toned, younger-looking bodies. However, it not only focuses on aesthetic appeal, but it also focuses on practical function. Patients who have birth defects, deformities, injuries, scars, or burns can benefit from a variety of plastic and cosmetic surgery options. Common plastic surgery procedures include scar revision surgery, burn repair surgery, breast reconstruction, lower extremity reconstruction, congenital defect repair (including cleft palate), and hand surgery.
With these procedures comes the risk of complications. In fact, some procedures can even result in fatal injuries to patients. Doctors owe a duty of care to provide accurate, safe, and effective medical care and treatment. This standard still applies to cosmetic and plastic surgery.
Injuries resulting from plastic surgery may include:
- Scarring or disfigurement
- Nerve damage
- Deep vein thrombosis
- Organ damage
- Blood loss
Hematomas, or large pockets of blood that look like bruises, as well as seromas (swollen and painful pools of blood under the skin), can also occur. In addition, anesthesia complications (including strokes, heart attacks, and lung infections) can threaten the life of the patient if not handled with immediate and proper action. While plastic surgery offers a way to get a good looking body, the risks must also be taken into consideration.
In order to pursue a claim for a plastic surgery injury, you must prove that:
- The doctor owed a duty of care to you
- The doctor breached that duty of care
- The breached duty of care resulted in your injuries
If your doctor acted carelessly and caused an injury, or did not provide the treatment necessary when you suffered complications, he or she must be held responsible. Our firm can aggressively represent your case in court as you pursue compensation. Depending on the situation, you may be able to get a settlement for medical expenses, lost wages, pain and suffering, and other economic and noneconomic damages.
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