Every medical professional, including plastic surgery, has to meet a standard of care owed to patients. This includes a reasonable approach, procedure, or practice for a particular medical situation like plastic surgery. If your procedure resulted in unexpected injuries, scarring, etc., you can and should hire experienced Chicago medical malpractice lawyers as soon as possible.
By 'reasonable,' we refer to what is considered normal or acceptable in the medical field. This means that what one doctor determines as a standard of care may be different from what another one thinks. A physician is said to breach that standard if they fail to provide treatment that meets those customary local requirements.
A botched plastic surgery can be deemed medical malpractice if it meets the criteria of negligence for a personal injury claim. Some of the factors that can prove negligence include the following:
If you were injured because of negligence from a plastic surgeon, you are entitled to the following damages:
These include damages for medical bills that can compensate you for your current medical costs and future medical expenses related to complications. It can also include damages for lost or future wages if your injuries prevent you from holding down or getting a job.
If you are suffering from mental anguish because of chronic pain caused by bad plastic surgery, you may be compensated with money. The amount will depend on the severity of your injuries and the negotiation skills of the Chicago medical malpractice lawyers you hire.
If the plastic surgeon's negligence caused the death of a patient who was a family member or a loved one, you could make a wrongful death claim for compensation. Some of the damages that this lawsuit can cover include lost wages, inheritance loss, loss of medical benefits, pension loss, funeral costs, etc.
Plastic surgery cases can deviate from medical malpractice cases because of jury prejudice. While they are instructed to follow the law and only base their verdict on available evidence, many members bring human bias into the equation. This is quite common during cases based on botched elective medical procedures such as plastic surgery.
Most jurors are prejudiced against the plaintiff (patient). They can argue that they didn't need plastic surgery or could have avoided injuries if they were happy with their body or self-confident. Since anyone can become a juror, such biases are relatively common in such cases.
The thing is that the defense is well aware of this fact and may use it against you to reduce settlement offers. In this case, you need experienced and determined Chicago medical malpractice lawyers from I Am Calling My Lawyer in your corner. We have over five decades of experience representing cases like yours and are confident we can get you the compensation you deserve. Dial (888) 841-4878 and book a consultation today!