Risks Associated with Plastic Surgery

by | Jan 29, 2016 | Firm News, Medical Malpractice |

If you plan to have plastic surgery, you need to know that you’re
going to be treated with care and concern while you’re being operated
on and when you are in recovery. While plastic surgery is elective in
many cases, it’s still possible for it to result in complications.
Your medical team should be able to prepare for those issues should they
arise. If you are hurt because they were unable to care for your health
properly, then you may be in a position to claim for medical malpractice.

There are several common risks with plastic surgery that you need to be
aware of. First, remember that infections are possible. You will have
open wounds for some time, and bacteria can invade those injuries. Your
medical team should use sanitary equipment and be particularly careful
to remove all equipment following the surgery.

Another thing you may want to consider before opting for an operation is
the risk of organ damage. Normally, if a surgery is performed correctly,
you won’t have to worry about a doctor nicking your organs with
a scalpel or other tool, but there’s the possibility of errors being
made. Liposuction in particular is dangerous because of the direct suction
around internal organs. That can lead to perforations, which can lead
to bleeding or toxins leaking into the blood stream.

Anesthesia can also lead to complications. If an anesthesiologist makes
a mistake, you could be at risk of cardiac arrest or other complications.
Even if the anesthesiologist isn’t mistaken, preexisting conditions
could still lead to permanent injuries.

A surgery does not have to be a life-saving intervention for errors to
occur. Understanding medical malpractice is the first step in seeking
compensation for damages and losses.


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