Each year thousands of patients opt to undergo cosmetic surgery. As cosmetic reconstruction and surgical procedures have advanced, optional cosmetic operations have become safer and more affordable. Most people today don’t think twice about the safety risks of cosmetic surgery, because it is just assumed to be a safe procedure. The thought of someone suffering or dying from undergoing cosmetic surgery may seem unlikely, but medical complications do occur.
First and foremost, cosmetic surgery is a medical procedure, and surgery of any kind carries a number of health risks. Surgery patients are almost always sedated or given anesthesia to render them unconscious during the procedure. Some people react negatively to anesthesia or experience health problems while unconscious. If you have a preexisting heart condition, you may have a higher risk of blood clotting, heart attack, or stroke while unconscious.
Surgical complications can also occur as a result of surgeon error. Surgeons can mistakenly perform the wrong procedure, change your appearance in a way that you didn’t want, or negligently conduct the surgery, leading to deformities or asymmetry. If you have experienced health complications or discomfort as a result of medical malpractice, consider contacting a medical malpractice lawyer immediately. A medical malpractice lawyer can help you hold the liable parties accountable and fight to get you the compensation you may deserve.
For sound legal advice regarding cosmetic surgery complications and legal liability, don’t hesitate to contact the experienced Waukesha personal injury lawyers of Habush Habush & Rottier S.C. ® today at 800-242-2874.