What Could Happen to You if a New York Plastic Surgeon Commits Medical Malpractice

Many people look forward to plastic surgery with great anticipation. Generally, plastic surgeries are either cosmetic surgeries that people are undergoing voluntarily because of a desire to change their appearance or reconstructive surgeries that are used to fix the appearance of an injury site.

While these surgeries are wanted and do not involve major organs such as the heart, lungs, kidneys or liver, they may still present life threatening complications if a doctor commits medical malpractice.

Common Types of Cosmetic Surgery

An untrained or negligent doctor may commit medical malpractice during any plastic surgery including, but not limited to:
  • Breast augmentation or reduction surgery
  • Liposuction
  • Nose jobs
  • Laser surgeries
  • Face lifts
  • Hair replacement surgeries
  • Reconstructive surgeries

Potential Plastic Surgery Malpractice Injuries

As with other types of surgical malpractice, the consequences of plastic surgery malpractice are highly individualized. If you have suffered an injury because of your plastic surgery, it is important to contact a New York medical malpractice lawyer to discuss your rights. While there are many kinds of injuries that may occur, three common ones include:
  • Extensive Scarring: This may be both a cosmetic problem and a medical problem depending on the location and extent of the scar tissue.
  • Nerve Damage: This can be a significant and long term problem.
  • Infection: Serious, potentially deadly infections can occur at the incision site.

Call a New York Medical Malpractice Attorney if You've Been Hurt

If you have suffered extensive scarring, nerve damage, an infection or any other injury after cosmetic surgery, you may be entitled to legal damages. Please contact an experienced New York medical malpractice attorney today for a free consultation about your rights and about your potential recovery. We can be reached via our website or at 1-800-PAGAN-911.

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