In recent years, plastic surgery has become extremely popular, especially among the millennial generation. Like any surgery, plastic and reconstructive surgery or cosmetic surgery, including Botox and injectable fillers has risks. However, with elective procedures becoming increasingly popular, more patients have suffered serious complications as a result of medical negligence. It is important for patients to know that even though they are harmed during an elective procedure, they may still have grounds to recover damages for their injuries.
Typically, cosmetic surgery or an elective procedure is completed in order to improve or enhance certain features on the face or body. These types of procedures vary from complicated surgeries to minimally invasive procedures. The most common types of surgeries include:
- Breast enhancement, lift, or augmentation;
- Brazilian butt lift or enhancement;
- Tummy tuck;
- Rhinoplasty; and
The most common minimally invasive procedures include:
- Laser Treatments;
- Cool sculpting;
- Liquid Facelift; and
- Dermal Fillers, such as Juvederm, Voluma, and Restylane, among others.
Cosmetic medical negligence is often a result of:
- Failing to take a patient’s medical history;
- Complications related to anesthesia;
- Infections from implants;
- Severe scarring;
- Never, muscle, or tissue damage; and disfigurement; or
Cosmetic medical negligence is the failure to provide the same adequate and appropriate care that a reasonably prudent cosmetic medical professional would provide, and as a result of this failure, the patient sustained injuries.
If you or a loved one has been injured as a result of cosmetic medical negligence, it is important to contact an experienced medical malpractice lawyer who can assist you in receiving the compensation you deserve. The attorneys at Levine & Slavit, PLLC have over 60 years of experience representing clients in medical malpractice actions, including surgical injuries, failure to diagnose, and hospital negligence. With offices conveniently located in New York City and Long Island, Levine & Slavit, PLLC represents clients throughout Manhattan, Staten Island, the Bronx, Brooklyn, Queens and both Nassau County and Suffolk County. For more information or to schedule a consultation with our New York medical malpractice lawyers, call (888)-LAW-8088.