Baltimore Medical Malpractice Lawyers: Well-Known Plastic Surgeons Face Multiple LawsuitsJuly 18, 2016
Two prominent Florida plastic surgeons have recently been accused of performing disfiguring breast surgeries on over 160 patients. The victims claim that because of the poor medical treatment they received, their breasts are permanently disfigured and many experience constant pain. In addition, many of the women had to endure additional surgeries to fix the medical mistakes. Unfortunately, the elder of the father-son surgical team has a history of disciplinary action, going as far back as the 1980s.
Of the 160 women who made the accusations against the plastic surgeons, some have filed lawsuits while others are in the pre-suit process, which involves requesting medical records, finding another plastic surgeon who can confirm that the medical treatment was negligent, and informing the doctors of their intent to sue. It is an extremely time consuming process that requires a great deal of patience and waiting. However, it is a price these women are willing to pay for the physical and emotional pain they have had to endure.
A number of the female patients claim that instead of the breast reduction procedure that they went in for, they came out with much larger breasts instead. Others ended up with breasts that were not the same size, and one woman said she had no feeling in her nipples after the procedure, only a constant burning.
Risks Associated with Cosmetic Surgery
Cosmetic surgery is very common in the United States. There are approximately two million surgeries, and another nine million minimally invasive procedures performed in the United States each year. Some of the most common risks associated with these procedures include the following:
- Allergic reaction
- Blood clots
- Nerve damage
- Necrosis, or death of tissue
- Fatality from severe complications
Legal Recourse for Cosmetic Surgery Malpractice
Like any surgical procedure, there are risks involved when you go under the knife to have your body surgically altered, even if it is a routine procedure. However, you should be able to trust that your doctor is performing to the best of his or her ability. If you feel that your doctor was negligent and you were either injured or disfigured as a result, there are steps you can take to ensure that your legal rights are protected. In order to successfully sue your plastic surgeon for medical malpractice, you must be able to show the following:
- That a surgeon/patient relationship exists;
- That the surgeon did not provide the level or care that another surgeon would have provided in a similar scenario;
- That the actions of the surgeon caused the injuries;
- That a breach of duty caused the damages.
Baltimore Medical Malpractice Lawyers at LeViness, Tolzman & Hamilton Aggressively Defend Victims of Cosmetic Surgery Negligence
If you have been seriously injured or disfigured during a cosmetic surgery procedure and you feel that your doctor was negligent, you are urged to contact our Baltimore medical malpractice lawyers at LeViness, Tolzman & Hamilton as soon as possible. Our highly qualified team will handle every aspect of your claim and will not stop until we secure the maximum financial compensation or your injuries. For a free consultation, call us today at 800-547-4LAW (4529) or contact us online.
Our offices are located in Baltimore, Columbia, Glen Burnie, and Towson, allowing us to represent clients throughout Maryland, including those in Anne Arundel County, Carroll County, Harford County, Howard County, Montgomery County, Maryland’s Western Counties, Southern Maryland, and the Eastern Shore, as well as the communities of Catonsville, Essex, Halethorpe, Middle River, Rosedale, Gwynn Oak, Brooklandville, Dundalk, Pikesville, Parkville, Nottingham, Windsor Mill, Lutherville, Timonium, Sparrows Point, Ridgewood, and Elkridge.