Plenty of people are unhappy with their looks after cosmetic procedures, but most of the time, that is NOT grounds for a medical malpractice lawsuit. Surgeons don’t warrant satisfaction with their results, and they make patients sign an acknowledgement of that up front.
Where cosmetic surgery and plastic surgery CAN result in medical malpractice is when the patient leaves the operating room with a significant injury the patient did not have before, such as brain damage from losing oxygen.
Usually that relates to use of anesthesia, which is handled all too casually by many cosmetic surgeons and same-day surgery centers. See true cases discussed in our web page on these same-day surgery centers, also known as ambulatory surgery centers.
Patient safety tip on “awake” liposuction: Special warning
A new method of cosmetic liposuction leaves patients wide awake with only local injections of lidocaine to control their pain in the area where the doctor is suctioning their body fat. It’s a bad idea all around – painful, dangerous and a potential tragedy in the making. Read More…
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