Medical spas are more popular than ever both in New York and across the country. If you have been injured at a medical spa, you may be eligible to recover compensation for the harm you suffered. At DeFrancisco & Falgiatano Personal Injury Lawyers, our hard-working Syracuse medical malpractice attorneys have knowledge in this area of law and can make a determination about the viability of your claim. If we take on your case, you can be confident knowing that we will vigorously advocate for your rights throughout the entire legal process.
Medical spas are unique in that they try to combine the classic spa elements with medical procedures to leave people looking and feeling their best. In short, these facilities try to rejuvenate the patient. Med spas typically offer a wide range of medical procedures such as facials, facial peels, laser hair removal, Botox injections and sometimes plastic surgeries.
Sadly, while med spas aim to make people feel refreshed, they may injure customers due to careless or unsafe practices within the facility. When medical spas do not adhere to proper safety standards or are careless when performing procedures, customers can suffer scarring, disfigurement and even result in life-threatening conditions. In the most serious cases, medical spa errors can lead to death.
Suing for Medical Spa Injuries
Medical professionals perform many cosmetic procedures in medical spas. These medical professionals owe their patients an extremely high duty of care. When these professionals are careless and injure their patients, they may be liable for medical malpractice. Medical malpractice takes place when a medical professional fails to adhere to the standard of care that a reasonably competent medical professional would have adhered to under the same or similar circumstances, thereby injuring a patient. In other words, medical malpractice takes place when a medical professional’s substandard care leads to patient harm. For example, if a medical professional fails to sterilize equipment properly or uses an unsafe surgical technique that ends up injuring a patient, that medical professional would likely be liable for malpractice. In addition to the negligent medical professional being liable, the medical spa facility may be liable as a whole as well.
Damages Available in a Lawsuit Against a Medical Spa
If you win a medical malpractice case against a medical spa, you will be entitled to all damages that would be recoverable in a standard medical malpractice case. These damages include but are not limited to: medical expenses, pain and suffering, disfigurement, lost wages and any other losses stemming from the malpractice. Every case is unique and the exact amount of compensation a plaintiff will be entitled to will depend on the specific injuries suffered.
Skilled Syracuse Personal Injury Attorneys
If you or someone you know has been injured at a medical spa, we can help. At DeFrancisco & Falgiatano Personal Injury Lawyers, our highly skilled Syracuse injury attorneys understand the nuances of New York medical malpractice law and will apply our knowledge to your case. We know that dealing with a medical injury can be stressful, which is why we will handle your case with the utmost compassion. For more information regarding your case, please call us 315-479-9000 or contact us online.
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