The Dangers of Cosmetic Surgery

The Dangers of Cosmetic Surgery

Recently the family of a woman who underwent a cosmetic procedure has filed a medical malpractice lawsuit against the doctor who performed the surgery. According to reports, the woman died from an embolism that reached her lungs and caused her to stop breathing. The complaint asserts that the doctor made several errors, including failing to adequately perform a pre-surgery exam, as well as making several errors during the procedure.

Unfortunately, injuries due to medical malpractice occur at an alarming rate. Cosmetic surgery is no different than traditional surgeries. While the potential risks vary with the type of procedure, some cosmetic procedures are more prone to errors than others. Further, cosmetic facilities may not be equipped to deal with medical emergencies when they do occur. Also, because many cosmetic procedures are not covered by insurance but paid with cash, the incidence of fraud is high. Thus, before undergoing any procedure, it is important to do a thorough background check of the doctor and the facility first.

If you believe you may have suffered an injury as a result of medical malpractice, please contact the dedicated San Diego medical malpractice lawyers at Buckley Beal, LLP for an immediate consultation.

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