Orange County MEDICAL MALPRACTICE Attorney
An Orange County medical malpractice attorney at Pacific Attorney Group can help by first reviewing your case and working to determine whether you have grounds for a claim in the first place.
Plastic Surgery Medical Malpractice Attorney
Plastic Surgery Errors in Orange County
Though many people think plastic surgery and cosmetic surgery are one and the same, they are not. Cosmetic surgery is involved restoring or enhancing a person's appearance so that it is more aesthetically appealing. Plastic surgery is different from cosmetic surgery, in that it involves the reconstruction, replacement or repair of physical defects or the functioning of parts of the body, such as the skin, face, hands, breasts, genitalia, and bones of the face and skull. If part of a person's body has become disfigured, such as a woman's breast due to cancer, or a man whose face has been burned in a fire, or there are birth defects such as a cleft lip and palate or craniofacial defects, a qualified plastic surgeon would be the one to correct these conditions.
Often plastic surgeons perform surgeries that can be considered miraculous, such as removing a large tumor from a person's face and then reconstructing that face to look attractive once more, or rebuilding the nose, mouth and jaw a woman who was the victim of a shotgun blast. Unfortunately, there are some instances when, in the course of correcting these defects, the patient is further injured due to the negligence of their doctor , nurse or anesthesiologist. If you or a loved one has been harmed as a result of plastic surgery mistakes, you need to contact an Orange County medical malpractice lawyer who may be able to help you recover the compensation you deserve for you injuries.
Filing a Claim for Damages
Errors made in plastic and reconstructive surgery are often difficult to repair, once made. A person who already has a traumatic condition may have been harmed further due to a botched plastic surgery. Such errors include:
- Too much or too little anesthesia
- Blood clots
- Further disfigurement
- Nerve damage or numbness
- Reactions to medication
At Pacific Attorney Group, we understand the physical and emotional pain such negligence can cause. We offer you a free consultation to get to know us and determine if you are eligible to file a claim for damages in your case.
Contact an Orange County Plastic Surgery Medical Malpractice Lawyer today to review your legal options.