According to the American Society of Plastic Surgeons (ASPS), breast augmentations are the most popular cosmetic surgery in America. Over 300,000 women each year undergo surgery to improve the appearance of their breasts. Women often have breast augmentations and breast reductions for both personal and medically necessary reasons. Poor surgical technique and inexperienced surgeons can lead to complications and poor results. Surgical error can increase the possibility of complications including:
People who have elected or are required to undergo either a breast augmentation or breast reduction, have done so either wanting to improve their aesthetic appearance or for health related reasons. The last thing these individuals need is complications or to end up worse off than they were when they chose to undergo the original procedure.
Our Pennsylvania plastic surgery attorneys can help you get answers. Of course, a bad result or a complication does not always mean a lawsuit. Only after having your records examined by a competent board certified plastic surgeon can we advise you of your full legal rights and potential for a case. Complications and poor outcomes can be caused by inexperience or negligence. To determine which, a thorough review of the records is absolutely necessary.
Here are a few questions you may have after an elective breast augmentation or breast reduction:
We can help answer these questions for you through a free consultation.
Medical malpractice cases can be difficult in Pennsylvania, and malpractice cases can be even more difficult if the procedure was an elective procedure. One advantage we believe our lawyers have is the access to a board certified plastic surgeon who works closely with our lawyers in reviewing cases.
If you have questions about a plastic surgery procedure or a cosmetic procedure involving a bad breast augmentation or bad breast reduction, call Noah Paul Fardo, Esq. for a free consultation at 412.802.6666, and allow our lawyer/doctor team to get answers for you.
Do your homework: Any woman who decides to undergo plastic surgery or cosmetic surgery, including a breast augmentation, breast reduction, tummy tuck, rhinoplasty (nose job), face lift or eye lid surgery should thoroughly research their physician prior to the surgery being performed. There are many things you can do to ensure that the surgeon you pick is qualified and competent to perform the procedure chosen:
Our representation for botched breast augmentation and bad breast reduction cases is based on a contingent fee structure. There is absolutely no fee unless we obtain recovery for you. We advance 100% of any costs including expert fees, depositions, court costs and are only reimbursed from the client’s share if we actually recover monies for our clients .
People who have elected plastic surgery or cosmetic surgery, have done so either wanting to improve their aesthetic appearance or for health related reasons.
The last thing these individuals need is complications or to end up worse off than they were when they chose to undergo the original procedure.
The Pennsylvania plastic surgery attorneys of Flaherty Fardo help our clients get answer to questions involving:
Women have breast augmentations and breast reductions for a variety of reasons. Poor surgical technique and inexperienced surgeons can lead to complications and poor results. Surgical error can increase the possibility of complications including:
In plastic surgery cases, we try to help patients who have had bad plastic surgery obtain answers as to whether the bad result was simply a bad result, or whether it was caused by the negligence of a doctor.
A trend we have seen over the last 10 years, is a number of non-qualified doctors are now attempting to perform plastic and cosmetic surgery even though they have little or no training in these areas.
Be very careful about doctors calling themselves ‘cosmetic surgeons’. This title is different than the title of ‘plastic surgeon’. To be a plastic surgeon typically requires a five year residency in plastic surgery. Many doctors will now tell patients they are cosmetic surgeons, to the ignorance of the patient.
Surprisingly, doctors do not need to be ‘plastic surgeons’ to perform breast augmentations, liposuction, tummy tucks, nose jobs, face lifts or eye lid surgery. Instead, certain doctors, strictly for pecuniary gain are attending weekend seminars where they receive certificates of attendance and use these weekend seminars as basis to show patients they are qualified.
We have had cases against dermatologists and OB/GYN who were not competent to perform plastic surgery and who had horrific results for their patients. A weekend seminar does not qualify a physician to attempt plastic surgery or cosmetic surgery, and greatly increases the chance of complications, infection, bleeding, permanent scarring and even death.
More and more, non-qualified doctors are attempting plastic surgery.
Our representation for plastic surgery errors is based on a contingent fee structure. There is absolutely no fee unless we obtain recovery for you. We advance 100% the costs and are only reimbursed from the client’s share if we are successful.