In recent years, people in the United States spent close to $7 billion on cosmetic surgeries. As time passes, procedures to change aesthetics or appearance on a person’s body are becoming more and more common. While these surgeries are elective in nature, that does not mean that they are without risk.
The following errors are some of the more commonly seen mistakes that are made. If one or more of these have happened to you during your procedure, you should contact our malpractice attorneys today to discuss the details of your case.
1. Anesthesia Error
Overdosing, underdosing, waiting too long to administer anesthesia, defective equipment, and negligent monitoring of the patient on the table are the most common ways that an anesthesia error can result in medical malpractice. Doctors, dentists, anesthesiologists, and nurses are all adequately trained in the correct ways to administer drugs. When they fail to do that responsibly due to negligence, there can be severe ramifications.
2. Breast Augmentation and Reduction Errors
Breast augmentation or reductions are one of the more widely performed cosmetic procedures. As with all cosmetic surgeries, they require consultations to ensure the surgeon and patient are on the same page. When results are not what the patient was expecting, usually this has something to do with a complication the surgeon ran into. Some of these errors are:
Wrong size breasts
3. Poor Post-Operative Care
When medical professionals fail to give their patients the proper care post-surgery, many unfortunate circumstances that are entirely preventable can occur. This usually includes infections at the site of the procedure. In 2007, the CDC came forth and stated that a shocking 1.7 million healthcare-associated infections and deaths had occurred. To put this simply, 1 in 20 procedures could contract an infection due to negligent hospital staff.
What to do if You are Affected by Malpractice
From time to time, medical errors occur. If you find yourself a victim of medical malpractice during your cosmetic surgery, contact our firm today to speak with our experienced attorneys. We are ready to stand with you and fight for the compensation you deserve.