Elective Procedures Gone Wrong
It was not all that long ago that plastic surgery and cosmetic procedures were rarely performed anytime other than when they were absolutely necessary. Over recent years though, interest in these procedures has grown exponentially and the range of available services and procedures has expanded further than many of us even know. Everyone is looking to improve him or herself by whatever means necessary – some of us take a self-help route, and others look to professionals to help us obtain the results we seek. The types of procedures being done certainly seem like those you would only want done by a qualified, experienced, and knowledgeable professional. Unfortunately this is not always reality and, as patients often learn after the fact, the practitioners they entrusted to enhance their appearance may not always have the ability to do so.
Botched Body Work
Sadly, in some cases such as this woman who suffered from a botched buttocks procedure, disastrous results are achieved – far from what was envisioned would be the case, no doubt. In this case, the woman who performed the buttock augmentation procedure had previously been charged in another similar botched procedure – a botched penis augmentation procedure – and is facing charges of practicing medicine without a license in that case. In the present case, the victim initially suffered intense pain and bruising upon receiving the injections and later experienced disfiguration and infection allegedly due to the injections.
Medical Negligence – What Does This Mean?
Under Florida Code Section 766.102, when a plaintiff is trying to recover for damages alleged to be a result of the negligence of a medical provider, the plaintiff must prove that the medical provider’s actions that resulted in the injuries did not meet the standard of care expected from a medical professional. This professional standard of care is the accepted and appropriate level of care and treatment recognized by other similar medical providers. In the case of the botched augmentation procedure, this means that others providing this same type of service would provide the same level of service. The plaintiff, in addition, needs to prove that the resulting injuries were not the results that would normally be expected or foreseen if the standard of care had been taken. It is reasonable to believe that the victim of this botched buttock augmentation procedure would not have expected disfiguration and infection to result from a now-routine procedure such as this.
Contact Us If You Have Suffered Personal Injuries At The Hand Of A Medical Professional
If you have been the victim of a botched medical procedure, or any other type of medical malpractice, the knowledgeable attorneys at Boone & Davis in Fort Lauderdale can help. We have experience handling all types of cases involving medical malpractice and will work with you so you can be confident in your understanding of what your case may involve. In times like these, you want to be able to place your trust in a reliable legal professional to help you navigate an often-complicated legal system. Contact us today by visiting us online or by calling 954.556.5260 to schedule a time to meet, free of obligation or charge, to discuss your case.