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Woman Sues Physician for Near-Death Experience During Butt-Lift Surgery

While butt-lifts have quickly become one of the most popular cosmetic procedures in the United States, the surgery can be extremely dangerous. If you have experienced harm due to a plastic surgeon’s negligence in performing a butt-lift, you need to reach out to a trusted Syracuse surgery malpractice attorney. At DeFrancisco & Falgiatano Personal Injury Lawyers, we will be able to examine the circumstances surrounding your injury and determine whether the adverse outcome was the result of malpractice.

Recently, a 31-year-old woman sued a Miami hospital for a near-death experience after a butt-lift operation. The woman, who travelled from California to Miami for the operation, claims that she remembers nurses and doctors shouting, “she’s bleeding! More blood, more blood!” in the operating room. The mother of two says she faded in and out of consciousness until the doctor’s staff called 911. At the hospital, the emergency room physician’s treated the patient’s punctured lumbar artery. To make matters worse, it turned out that the plastic surgeon who performed the initial procedure was not certified by the American Board of Plastic Surgery although he claimed he was. The woman filed a medical malpractice against the plastic surgeon and the hospital.

 Syracuse Plastic Surgery Malpractice

While this incident happened in Florida, the reality is that plastic surgery errors are also common in New York. Individuals who opt for plastic surgery either do so to improve their appearance, correct disfigurement or for health reasons. If you have been injured as a result of a botched plastic surgery, you may be able to hold the surgeon accountable through a medical malpractice claim.

Like all other types of medical malpractice, plastic surgery malpractice requires negligence to be proven. In New York, medical malpractice can be established by showing that a plastic surgeon caused injury by failing to adhere to the standard of care that a reasonably competent plastic surgeon in the same situation would have used. It is important to note that malpractice can be the result of action or inaction on the part of a medical professional.

Time Frames in Plastic Surgery Cases

Victims of plastic surgery malpractice have a limited amount of time to take legal action. This is known as the statute of limitations. In New York, medical malpractice claims must be filed within two and half years or 30 months from the time of the malpractice to file a civil claim in court.

Let Our Seasoned Syracuse Plastic Surgery Attorneys Help

Plastic surgeons who do not use proper techniques or make surgical errors may be held liable for their mistakes. If you or someone close to you has suffered medical complications or disfigurement as a result of a plastic surgeon’s negligence, we can help you recover the compensation you are rightfully owed for your harm. At DeFrancisco & Falgiatano Personal Injury Lawyers, our meticulous and hard-working Syracuse surgery malpractice lawyers are committed to assisting patients who have suffered injuries due to the negligence of medical professionals. We are here to guide you through the complicated legal process. For more information, please call us today at 315-479-9000 or reach us through our website.

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