Plastic surgery is considered an elective medical procedure. As such, you typically have to pay for it with your own money rather than medical insurance footing the bill. In most cases, the request for these procedures is made by someone who wants to change something about their physical appearance or believes that such a change is necessary.
But there are exceptions. For example, if someone is severely injured and plastic surgery is required to restore the person’s appearance to how they looked before the injury occurred. But regardless of the reasoning behind plastic surgery, there are times when the results of this medical procedure are not satisfactory.
If the results of plastic surgery are not satisfactory, the individual may feel the need to seek legal counsel. There are certain types of cases that can be filed for plastic surgery. Most lawyers only accept specific suits if certain elements are present. It is, therefore, crucial to understand which type of lawsuit is valid and what issues may exist with most claims that could cause a medical malpractice attorney not to accept or to decline to take on the case.
Although there are some exceptions that allow someone to pursue compensation for the surgery, many of these claims cannot be considered sufficient to make a decision.
Plastic Surgery Claims and Why They Are So Difficult
One of the only kinds of cases that can be handled with a lawyer is medical malpractice. These cases are often complex and difficult, with many elements that must be proved in court. It is very rare to win a lawsuit solely based on an unsatisfactory medical procedure. Moreover, a legal professional will only consider specific criteria when deciding whether to accept the case. If these criteria are not met, the case is usually declined. But why? The claim was declined or stopped because it was unlikely that the case would be successful in court or before a judge.
When surgery is involved in a case, there are usually two factors that can make a case. One is when materials are left behind or have caused damage to the patient’s body. Medical malpractice may include scarring from the procedure, complications with anesthesia, or additional pain afterward. Other issues that may be part of claims include not giving consent, having the procedure performed at the wrong place or on the wrong person, failure to obtain medical history, medication or dosage errors, and other similar matters.
With injuries and incidents in cases involving plastic surgery, medical malpractice can lead to injuries or other incidents that cause harm to the patient. These aren’t common issues, but they have been recognized as typical ones that can occur. Unsatisfactory cosmetic procedures may also include damaged skin, permanent hair loss, serious visual distraction, and other similar issues. Sometimes, the cases are successful, even if there is severe pain following the procedure. A suit could be made if additional medical treatment is required after the procedure is completed.
There are some circumstances that could lead to medical malpractice, such as when a doctor claims the procedure was beyond the capabilities of the patient. These are usually caused by unreasonable expectations set by doctors when they advertise how their procedures work or how they can help anyone.
False advertising, unrealistic expectations, and similar issues could be grounds for a lawsuit. A lawsuit is often filed because a doctor is incompetent when performing surgery on a patient. There are some flaws in the results, and the result is not what was expected. These situations usually occur when the surgeon is unable to perform the task or is not qualified enough. These situations may lead to medical malpractice cases that can be pursued for damages by an experienced medical malpractice attorney.
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Matthew Sowell: With more than 30 years of experience practicing law, Matt has secured millions of dollars for his clients. His entire career has centered on helping medical malpractice victims, so you can trust that you’re working with an attorney who knows how to navigate the legal system.
Fadi Chakour: Fadi is a medical doctor who stopped practicing medicine and started practicing law. After treating patients of medical negligence and seeing first-hand the harm it causes, Fadi decided to offer his expertise to the legal profession. As such, he is a master of medical malpractice litigation.
Combined, the team of Sowell and Chakour brings extensive knowledge, experience, and insight to the table, ensuring that you’re getting expert legal counsel in all matters concerning medical malpractice.
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