Plastic surgery is becoming an increasingly common practice across the country. Breast augmentation surgery is a particularly popular choice for many people, and it is relatively safe when compared to some other forms of aesthetic procedures. However, many patients suffer from negligent practices after undergoing the operation. As a result, they may have gone through unnecessary pain and suffering. They may also have gone through distress due to being unhappy with the aesthetic result of the surgery, or they may have had to pay for additional procedures.
If you have had a negative experience when undergoing breast augmentation surgery, you may wonder if you will be able to claim back compensation. While it is possible to gain compensation through making a medical malpractice claim, it is necessary that you prove that negligence took place. The following are situations in which it's likely that you will be able to prove negligent practices after breast augmentation surgery.
When you suffered from an infection
Extremely high hygiene standards are required to minimize the risk of infection in any surgical procedure. The way that wounds are cared for and cleaned after the surgery is also important for preventing infection. Surgeons should check for signs of infection as the wounds heal. If you can show that an infection caused damages because your doctor did not notice the signs or because of low hygiene standards, you may be successful in a medical malpractice claim.
When considerable scarring occurs
Some scarring may be inevitable when performing any type of surgery. However, the surgeon should do what they can to minimize the scarring, especially in a surgery that is conducted for aesthetic purposes. If you believe that the surgeon made an incision that was unnecessarily long, or if they made multiple incisions when it was not necessary, you may be able to make a medical malpractice claim.
If you are successful in making a medical malpractice claim after undergoing breast augmentation surgery, it may be possible for you to gain compensation for the additional medical attention that you required, and for the pain, suffering, and distress caused. It is a good idea to take action within a considerable time frame so you have the best possible chance of a successful result.
Call Ball, Kirk & Holm today to discuss your claim.