New York Cosmetic Surgery Malpractice Lawyer
Have You Suffered Preventable Injuries from Your Surgery?
Many people in New York as well as throughout the country turn to cosmetic surgery to improve or reconstruct their appearance. In the majority of these cases, the surgeries proceed without complications or poor results. However, like any surgery, these procedures are not without risk and, in some cases, result in injuries. When these injuries have been caused by negligence or medical error based on accepted standards, the surgeon involved may be held liable for the patient’s resulting damages and losses.
If you believe your injuries following a cosmetic procedure were caused by negligence, you may be eligible to pursue proper compensation for the malpractice. However, you will need a competent and committed attorney in your corner to fight for your cause. The accused surgeon will have insurance company attorneys working on his side who will do everything possible to oppose your claim, to delay, devalue, or even deny it. Should your case go to trial, they will put all of their skill, resources, and effort into countering it. For these reasons, we recommend that you turn to T. A. Blackburn Law, PLLC where you can work with a capable and dedicated New York cosmetic surgery malpractice attorney who knows how to fight back.
Cosmetic Surgery Injuries in New York
Cosmetic surgery is a type of plastic surgery in which skin or tissue is enhanced or reconstructed. This type of surgery may be necessary after injuries such as serious burns or in cases where women have required mastectomies following breast cancer. It can also be done to improve one’s appearance. In many cases, it is an elective surgery.
Typical cosmetic surgery procedures can include:
- Breast reduction or augmentation
- Rhinoplasty that is done to alter the shape of the nose; this many done for appearance and/or to improve the ability to breathe
- Liposuction to remove unwanted fat from the body
- Tummy tucks which are known as abdominoplasty
- Skin resurfacing
- Soft tissue fillers, such as to the lips
- Surgery done to the eyelids, such as to tighten drooping
- Chemical peels done on the skin
In undergoing such procedures, you have the right to reasonably expect that you will not sustain injuries that will then require further treatment or surgery to correct. Injuries that can occur can include skin loss, excessive scarring, nerve damage, infections, numbness, internal bleeding, disfigurement, breathing problems, organ penetration, and other complications. However, mere dissatisfaction with how the procedure turned out does not necessarily mean malpractice occurred. Malpractice stems from failure to use proper procedure or protocols that are designed to reduce the chance of unwanted injuries.
What Damages Can I Recover in a Medical Malpractice Case?
Should you have a valid claim against the cosmetic surgeon in question, you may be eligible to receive both economic and non-economic damages. Economic damages include medical expenses, out-of-pocket expenses, lost wages, and any other financial loss stemming from the injury. Non-economic damages translate to the pain and suffering and emotional trauma suffered as a result of the injury. In some cases, punitive damages may be awarded where intentional or malicious actions on the part of the surgeon occurred.
Contact T. A. Blackburn Law, PLLC To Get Started Today!
Our team has the experience to go to work for you and to help hold negligent medical professionals accountable. Not only do we have a team of legal experts ready to help you, we also know the intricacies of medical malpractice laws in New York. It's important that you contact an attorney if you suspect you have sustained injuries due to the negligence of a medical professional during a cosmetic procedure. Due to the nature of cosmetic procedures, it may be difficult to prove liability. Our team is well-versed in matters of cosmetic surgery medical malpractice and are here to help you.
Call our New York cosmetic surgery malpractice lawyer at (347) 427-5999 to get started today.
Because many cosmetic surgeries are elective and not fully necessary to restore health, these types of cases can be difficult and challenging. Your best chance of success in filing a claim that will lead to a settlement or positive trial verdict will rest on the skill and thoroughness of your attorney’s handling of your claim. That is why you will want an attorney who is well-versed in the laws and who knows how to build a strong and effective case for negotiation purposes or for trial. At T. A. Blackburn Law, PLLC, we are dedicated to providing strong advocacy for our clients, giving 100 percent effort on your behalf.
Learn how we can help you in the wake of cosmetic surgery injuries. Call our New York cosmetic surgery malpractice lawyer at (347) 427-5999 to get started today.
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