If you have suffered medical malpractice during cosmetic surgery, you may be able to file a claim to recover compensation for damages, just like in any other case of medical negligence. A Long Island personal injury attorney can review the specifics of your case to evaluate whether you may pursue a claim and what damages you may seek.
Cosmetic Surgery & Medical Negligence
When people make the choice to get cosmetic surgery, they’re hoping to improve their appearance and self-esteem. But cosmetic surgery – like other procedures – can go wrong. Negligence related to these procedures may be similar to that involved in other surgeries. It may involve operating on the wrong patient or body part, performing the wrong procedure, errors in performance of the procedure itself, anesthesia mistakes, and more.
Unfortunately, some patients are reluctant to file suit because they feel embarrassed about having sought out cosmetic surgery in the first place. Some may even incorrectly believe that they cannot file a claim because the procedure was elective.
Doctors who practice cosmetic surgery are highly trained professionals and are expected to provide the same standard of care as any other medical practitioner. A patient undergoing cosmetic surgery should expect to be cared for in a competent, professional manner regardless of the type of procedure and whether it was elective.
Gacovino, Lake & Associates: Personal Injury Attorneys on Long Island
We all want to look our best, and sometimes that means seeking cosmetic surgery procedures. If a procedure goes wrong and the harm is the result of a doctor’s negligence, it may warrant a case of medical malpractice.
With the help of a Long Island personal injury attorney, learn about the process of filing a claim. The attorneys at Gacovino, Lake & Associates will represent you as you pursue compensation that’s appropriate for your case of medical malpractice during cosmetic surgery. Call us at (800) 246-4878.