Here at the Charles E. Boyk Law Offices, LLC, our Toledo plastic surgeon malpractice lawyers handle lawsuits and Toledo plastic surgery claims. Plastic surgery is defined in these terms: surgery concerned with the repair, restoration, or improvement of lost, injured, defective, and/or misshapen body parts.
Reconstructive surgery is the first type of plastic surgery. Its purpose is to correct any physical feature which is grossly deformed or abnormal by accepted standards – either as the result of a birth defect, congenital disorder, illness, or trauma, as well as to correct the function of the body part in question.
Cosmetic plastic surgery, the second type of plastic surgery, is used to improve the patient’s features on a purely aesthetic level or as a cosmetic enhancement of the body. Cosmetic surgical principles are used by the plastic surgeon to improve overall appearance as well as to optimize the outcome of reconstructive procedures. Special knowledge and skill in the design and surgery of grafts, flaps, free tissue transfer, and replantation is necessary.
Plastic surgery can carry a substantial risk of complications because it is a complex medical procedure if the surgeon is not properly trained or if he or she fails to follow the appropriate standards of medical care. Medical mistakes during plastic surgery can be drastic. They can produce a disfigurement, permanent physical injury, or even death. When medical mistakes are performed by a plastic surgeon, the injured patient may file a Toledo plastic surgery claim with the assistance of a medical malpractice lawyer.
Failure to follow through with any of the below are common reasons for plastic surgery medical malpractice:
- Properly obtain the patient’s informed consent to perform the surgery
- Properly perform cosmetic surgery
- Properly perform a breast augmentation surgery
- Properly perform a tummy tuck and/or abdominoplasty
- Properly perform liposuction
- Properly perform a rhinoplasty
- Properly perform a face lift
- Properly perform a blepharoplasty
- Properly perform post-operative examinations
- Properly diagnose and treat post-operative infections
Statute of Limitations
Calculating the proper statute of limitations can be complicated, and an error can result in serious and irreversible consequences. That is why it is so important to promptly consult a knowledgeable Toledo plastic surgery malpractice attorney at the first moment you suspect that you or a loved one has been the victim of medical malpractice.
Contact A Plastic Surgery Malpractice Attorney Today
Our experienced Toledo plastic surgery malpractice lawyers handle cases for victims of malpractice against plastic surgeons. If you or a loved one were a patient that was injured or harmed due to medical mistakes by a plastic surgeon, you need to contact the Ohio medical malpractice law firm of the Charles E. Boyk Law Offices, LLC. Call us now to speak with one of our experienced attorneys about your Toledo plastic surgery claims.