The Tolson Firm, LLC provides diligent representation to victims of medical malpractice in Atlanta. We have a thorough understanding of the Georgia legal system and have guided many clients to successful financial settlements. If you or a loved one have suffered a laser liposuction burn, we can discuss your options and pursue compensation from those responsible. Doctors and plastic surgeons have a responsibility to provide safe and effective liposuction procedures. If they fail to uphold their duty of care, and you suffer physical harm as a result, our Atlanta medical malpractice lawyer can help you file a lawsuit to pursue a settlement.
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Traditional liposuction uses a metal tube to pull out fat out of a person’s body. However, laser liposuction, also called laser lipoplasty or laser lipolysis, is a fairly new method that uses heat to liquefy fat cells. The melted fat will then be absorbed through the patient’s lymphatic system, and any remaining fat will be suctioned out. Patients often see immediate results right after surgery, and laser liposuction is typically an outpatient procedure.
Complications from laser liposuction include:
Because laser liposuction heats the fat to about 900 degrees, it can cause serious burn injuries. The tissues of the body absorb heat at different rates. Thus, the muscles, skin, and other tissues may suffer severe, third-degree burns during the procedure. These injuries can lead to infections and permanent scarring.
It is estimated that around 1% of all laser liposuction procedures result in complications. On the other hand, only about 0.3% of traditional liposuction procedures result in complications. Laser liposuction also requires revision surgery in 3.5-7% of patients. This means the patients must go back for repeated procedures.
If you have suffered a burn injury from a laser liposuction procedure, you may be able to seek a financial settlement. Depending on the situation, you may file a claim against the cosmetic doctor for medical bills, pain and suffering, and other damages. Physicians owe a duty of care to patients. This duty also applies to plastic surgery procedures. This means doctors must perform accurate and effective operations, as well as provide immediate treatment to minimize any complications. If your doctor acted carelessly and burned your body, or failed to provide medical care for a complication, our firm can effectively uphold your right to compensation.
At The Tolson Firm, LLC, we provide informative legal services to clients injured by the negligence or carelessness of physicians. Our Atlanta medical malpractice attorney can investigate your situation, talk to witnesses, and build your case. If you were injured in a laser liposuction procedure, we can fight diligently on your behalf as your pursue a financial settlement from those responsible.
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