The recent drop in cosmetic surgery costs attracts thousands of new patients—men and women—each year. Unfortunately, the popularity of cosmetic surgery also attracts medical professionals who lack the necessary skills and knowledge to perform cosmetic surgeries with the level of medical care that is necessary for complex surgical procedures. Given the elective nature of cosmetic surgery and the mildness of their procedures, some people may feel helpless to pursue compensation for less than perfect results. Nevertheless, speaking up about your side effects, adverse results, or lack thereof, is more beneficial to you than not.  

What is Your Claim? 

First, determine your claim before contacting your local attorney. Doing this will help your medical malpractice attorney determine what damages to seek on your behalf. Common medical malpractice claims typically include:  

  • Infections, 
  • Allergic reactions, 
  • Blood clots, 
  • Scars, 
  • Blood pressure change, 
  • Nerve damage, and 
  • Death. 

Other unforeseen complications that you may experience due to cosmetic surgery procedures can be included in your claim.  

What is the Liability of Your Medical Professional?

Cosmetic surgeons and all other medical professionals owe their patients a duty of care. This means that your cosmetic surgeon is required to provide you with the level of care that any other surgeon would under similar circumstances. Failure to provide this level of care is negligence, and any resulting injuries are a result of medical malpractice. Also, by law, any medical professional must discuss all the risk factors associated with a procedure and get the patent’s informed consent prior to operating. 

How do I Choose a Medical Malpractice Attorney?

When choosing a medical malpractice attorney to represent your family, it is important that you look for a firm with a lot of experience handling cases similar to yours. Bringing complex medical malpractice cases to court can be expensive and time consuming. Therefore, choose a firm with the knowledge and experience to handle even the most complex matters. Our experienced attorneys at the office of Power & Power Law will discuss your situation and go over the options available to you, as well as work with other agencies involved in your case to make sure all your needs are handled fairly and expeditiously.  

If you are an Alaska resident and require legal representation for your family, call us in Anchorage at 907-222-9990 or toll-free at 833-669-9990 to speak to a medical malpractice attorney.