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Cosmetic Surgery Gone Wrong: Medical Malpractice

On Behalf of | Dec 22, 2018 | Medical Malpractice

A definition of medical malpractice is when there is a legal cause of action when a medical person neglects to meet the standard of care guided by their profession, which in turn causes some kind of injury to the patient. Medical malpractice can be identified by something small such as getting something cosmetic done or it can be more severe and life-threatening. The great state of California has two major cities which lead the United States in having the most cosmetic surgeries. Because these surgeries are elected surgeries, we sometimes forget that they are considered medical procedures. Because cosmetic procedures can be in and out procedures does not mean that the doctors performing the surgery should not also be held to the same standard as someone doing brain surgery. If you or someone you love is suffering from an injury after cosmetic surgery then you need a medical malpractice attorney in California on your side.

Americans spend more than $10.5 Billion dollars on cosmetic surgery, an additional $6 billion on surgeries, and $4.5 billion on nonsurgical procedures. These numbers vary from year to year, but overall we can see that Americans are obsessed with their looks. In a fantasy world, we would love to believe that there are verifiable doctors out there helping each patient and doing their best to adhere to the standard of care for each patient. But, we know that there is no fantasy land. We know that there are evil and wrong people out there who are trying to make money off of people’s insecurities and poverty. Some of these evil people aren’t even real doctors. Some of them pose as real doctors and no one finds out until someone gets hurt.

California is home to the two leading cities of cosmetic surgery: San Francisco and Beverly Hills. In a perfect world, each doctor would be legitimate and each outcome would be safe and healthy, but we know that isn’t the case. Doctors are only human and they make mistakes too. Unfortunately, these mistakes can be life-altering. For example, a famous medical malpractice case is that Alexander Baez. Former Mr. Mexico and professional bodybuilder, Baez underwent cosmetic surgery to get pec implants. When he woke up, he had C-cup implants! You may not have woken up with the wrong procedure, but medical malpractice also covers you when procedures are completed by people who are not fully licensed to do so. Just because they are a doctor of some kind does not mean that they have the capacity to work on certain surgical procedures.

Our medical malpractice attorneys at Licata & Yeremenko, A Professional Law Corporation in California are all too familiar with cases that involve negligent doctors or health care providers. Because California is a leading state in most cosmetic surgeries, you can bet that the law surroundings malpractice is quite complicated. Let our medical malpractice attorneys do all the work so that you can focus on your healing. Call 818-783-5757 or click here to have a conversation with our professionals on staff who are ready to work for you.