New York Cosmetic Surgery Malpractice
Cosmetic surgery includes procedures that enhance and reshape structures of the body to improve appearance. Cosmetic surgery is generally elective and does not treat medical conditions. While thousands and thousands of New Yorkers have cosmetic procedures each year with stunning results, there are cases in which the patient ends up with serious injuries. Such injuries sometimes affect the victim’s physical appearance. In other cases the injuries are painfully debilitating, requiring the victim to undergo surgery, medication and other types of treatment. If you suffered a serious injury due mistakes made by a medical professional during a cosmetic surgical procedure, it is important that you contact an experienced New York cosmetic surgery malpractice lawyer at the Law Offices of Stephen Bilkis & Associates. We will review your records and explain the process for pursuing a medical malpractice case.Common types of cosmetic surgery
Plastic surgery is often used to enhance features. For example, cosmetic surgery is available to increase or decrease the size of breasts and to change the shape of a nose. However, cosmetic surgery is also used to improve the appearance of injuries. For example, victims of severe burns often require plastic surgery to reduce scarring. Sadly, despite the expectation that the doctor has the skill and experience to complete procedures competently, in far too many cases victims are end up with serious injuries due to botched cosmetic surgeries.
Aside from cosmetic surgery needed to improve scars and disfiguration from accidents, the most common types of cosmetic surgery include:
- Breast augmentation.
- Eyelid surgery
- Lip augmentation
- Tummy tuck
As a New York cosmetic surgery malpractice lawyer will explain, while there are many types of injuries that can result from mistakes during cosmetic surgery the most common injuries include:
- Excessive scarring
- Complications from anesthesia
- Nerve damage
- Internal bleeding
- Loss of feeling and numbness
- Rupturing of an organ
Cosmetic surgery does not always result in the desired outcome. Just because you do not like the way you look following the procedure, does not mean that your doctor committed medical malpractice. In order to prove that your doctor committed medical malpractice, you must show that you suffered an injury because your doctor’s care did not meet the level of that of a competent doctor. Proving medical malpractice is complicated. It is critical that your case is handled by a cosmetic surgery malpractice attorney in New York who has experience representing clients injured due to medical errors.
Through a medical malpractice claim there are a number of types of damages that you may be eligible to receive including medical expenses. This would include bills related to the extra medical care that you require as a result of the medical mistake such as surgery, medication, and rehabilitation. In your claim you can also demand payment for lost wages if you have to miss work while you receive treatment and recover. Furthermore, if your injuries are so severe that you can no longer earn the amount of money that you did prior to your injuries, then you can demand payment for loss of future earning capacity. Pain and suffering compensation may be available as well. For example, if your injuries are so severe that you suffered a great deal of physical pain, or if you are permanently disfigured due to the cosmetic surgery errors, then you can include a demand for pain and suffering damages in your claim.Contact the Law Offices of Stephen Bilkis & Associates
If you suffered cosmetic surgery related injuries that you believe were the result of medical errors, you have the legal right to demand justice. Botched cosmetic surgery can leave victims with physical pain as well as permanent disfigurement. For two decades the cosmetic surgery malpractice attorneys serving New York at the Law Offices of Stephen Bilkis & Associates have successfully represented victims injured by medical mistakes. Contact us at 800.696.9529 to schedule a free, no obligation consultation regarding your case. We represent clients in the following locations: the Bronx, Brooklyn, Long Island, Manhattan, Nassau County, Queens, Staten Island, Suffolk County and Westchester County.