Can I Sue a Plastic Surgeon?
Millions of cosmetic surgery procedures are performed each year. Generally, these surgeries are performed for personal cosmetic reasons or reconstruction after an accident or injury. What happens if cosmetic surgery yields poor, or even disfiguring results? Many wonder if there are legal rights and laws protecting people in these instances. If you sustained an injury due to medical negligence during a cosmetic procedure, you might have a medical malpractice claim. At Lytal, Reiter, Smith, Ivey & Fronrath, our Florida cosmetic surgery medical malpractice attorneys will guide you through your legal options.
We have represented cases of cosmetic surgery error involving:
- Breast Augmentation/Reduction
- Tummy Tuck
- Face Lift
- Eyelid Surgery
- And more
Cosmetic surgeons are trained medical professionals who have a legal obligation to provide a certain standard of care. When they fail to adhere to these standards, you are entitled to receive compensation for your injuries, medical bills, and emotional distress.
Defending Victims of Cosmetic Procedure Injury
How is fault established in a cosmetic surgery lawsuit? Sometimes claims involving elected cosmetic surgery can be difficult. Jurors are often hesitant to award large settlements in these cases when compared to other, non-elective medical procedures. Having an experienced attorney on your side can help override jury prejudice and get you fair compensation.
Do I have a medical malpractice claim? Despite jury bias, there are instances when a malpractice claim is valid. If the surgeon failed to provide you with full disclosure of risk, or if they provided you with inferior or substandard care, they are now guilty of medical malpractice, especially if you sustain an injury as a result.
Other reasons for a cosmetic surgery malpractice claim include:
- Post-operative infections
- Negligent injection of drugs
- Complications from anesthesia
Lytal, Reiter, Smith, Ivey &Fronrath’s cosmetic procedure injury lawyers are some of the most experienced in West Palm Beach. We have been successfully litigating claims for medical malpractice for over 25 years. Our staff of nurses and access to medical experts allow us to build strong cases to defend our clients.
No matter the reason for the surgery, medical providers are still responsible for providing the best standard of care. Our Florida cosmetic injury attorneys can help you receive compensation for incurred injuries and expenses.
Contact us today if you were injured during a cosmetic surgery procedure.
At Lytal, Reiter, Smith, Ivey & Fronrath, we do everything we can to make complicated legal issues as simple as possible. We offer several options for learning more about Florida medical malpractice. All of our contact information can be found HERE. You can also use the Live Chat on our Home Page to ask any questions or discuss any concerns you may have with one of our knowledgeable representatives. To speak to someone by phone, call our number (561) 655-1990.