Plastic surgeons may be sued for medical malpractice just like any other surgeon or physician. The requirements for filing a claim are the same: negligence must have caused the patient’s injury, disability, or disfigurement.
Tummy tucks, rhinoplasty, breast augmentation, chemical peels, and the like are always risky because there is no guarantee that the end result will look exactly as you’d envisioned. Please note that you cannot file a claim simply because you are unhappy with the way your procedure turned out. You have to prove that medical malpractice caused scarring, leaking, internal bleeding, blood clots, infection, or nerve damage. Attorney Chris Mellino welcomes you to contact our Cleveland office with any questions you may have.
The difficulty of winning your case should not discourage you from filing a lawsuit. Every surgical error should be taken seriously. If you suffered catastrophic injuries or disfigurement or if you had to undergo duplicate procedures to correct a doctor’s mistake, hiring an experienced trial lawyer who’s handled your type of case will increase your chances at receiving the compensation you deserve.
If you have questions about what went wrong with your surgery, request our free guide to filing a malpractice claim in Ohio or contact us for a free consultation.