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Can I Sue for Cosmetic Surgery Errors?


What to Do When Plastic Surgery Goes Wrong

Though cosmetic surgery tends to be less risky and life-threatening than other kinds of surgery, it can still lead to serious complications and injuries if the overseeing physician behaves irresponsibly. You cannot bring a lawsuit against your physician just because you are unhappy with the results of a cosmetic procedure, but you may be able to seek damages if your physician was careless and harmed you as a result.

Legitimate examples of medical malpractice and negligence in cosmetic surgery include:

  • Impersonating a plastic surgeon
  • Having another medical staff member who is not a plastic surgeon perform a cosmetic surgical procedure
  • Providing cosmetic surgery or similar procedures without the necessary medical equipment to address complications that may arise
  • Exposing patients to known allergens
  • Neglecting to compile all the necessary information about a patient including medical conditions, allergies, etc.
  • Overreaching and doing more than that to which a patient has knowingly consented
  • Performing plastic surgery on the wrong body part

Can I Sue a Plastic Surgeon?

In order to have a viable medical malpractice case against a plastic surgeon, the following must be true:

  • You had a legitimate doctor-patient relationship with them.
  • Your plastic surgeon negligently violated normal standards of acceptable medical care at some point during the process.
  • You were directly harmed as a result of this violation.
  • The procedure or instance of medical malpractice occurred less than 2 years ago.

Tough Medical Malpractice Attorneys Serving Wichita Since 1979

Our legal team at Hutton & Hutton Law Firm, LLC has recovered more than $400 million for clients who were injured at the hands of doctors and medical staff. Our medical malpractice lawyers in Wichita have an in-depth knowledge of medical injuries and malpractice laws, and we are not afraid of challenging or complicated cases. If your cosmetic surgeon behaved negligently and you have been harmed as a result, get in touch with our team today to ensure you are protected and given the opportunity to recover all possible damages.

Call (316) 688-1166 today to schedule your complimentary consultation, or contact us to tell us about your case and get started immediately.