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Another Botched Brazilian Butt Lift

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Cosmetic surgery procedures are becoming more and more common – for the right amount of money, you can have just about anything lifted, tucked, or chiseled. One of the increasingly popular procedures is a Brazilian butt lift. For one Miami area cosmetic surgery patient, the results were not what she anticipated; she alleges her surgeon botched the surgery by injecting too much fat into her buttocks, then medicated her incorrectly and failed to provide the proper care afterwards. Officials have received similar complaints from several other patients who alleged that they required hospitalization for complications from their cosmetic surgeries; one patient alleges that the surgeon actually performed a completely different procedure on her than she was supposed to receive, ending up with a tummy tuck instead of a butt lift.

Duty Owed

With a cosmetic surgery, as with any medical service, a patient expects to receive competent care and service. While mistakes happen and accidents occur, a medical provider is held to certain standards and, when they fail to meet these standards, a patient may have a medical malpractice case against the doctor or healthcare provider. Many times we may not even realize that medical malpractice has occurred, but in reality, it occurs with alarming frequency. According to the Journal of the American Medical Association, only heart disease and cancer rank higher than medical negligence as a leading cause of death in this country. It is important to note that not every mistake a medical professional makes automatically gives rise to a medical malpractice claim – in order for medical malpractice to have occurred, certain factors must be present. First, the treatment received must have had to be lower than the accepted standard of care, and secondly, the sub-standard service must have caused harm to the patient. According to Section 766.203 of the Florida Code, anyone seeking to initiate a medical malpractice claim must ensure that there are reasonable grounds to believe that these two factors do, in fact, exist.

Experts Needed

Medical malpractice cases can be difficult to prove due to the subjectivity of the issues involved. For this reason, expert witnesses will likely be an essential component in any successful medical malpractice lawsuit. Experts can provide the information necessary to establish the standard of care that should have been met by showing what a reasonably prudent healthcare provider would have done and then demonstrate that the medical provider failed to meet that standard.

Need Help With A Medical Malpractice Case?

When you or a loved one has been the victim of medical malpractice, you are entitled to be compensated for the losses you have suffered. The law provides for victims to receive damages for medical malpractice and you could be entitled to money for medical bills, lost earnings, lost earning capacity, and pain and suffering. Our Miami medical malpractice attorneys have the experience handling medical malpractice cases and the network of experts necessary for a successful case to help you achieve the results you deserve. Contact us today at the office of Alan Goldfarb, P.A.  to schedule your consultation and start on your path to recovery without delay.

Resources:

http://www.nbcmiami.com/investigations/New-Brazilian-Butt-Lift-Complaint-Made-Against-Doctor-395339911.html

http://www.forbes.com/sites/learnvest/2013/05/16/10-things-you-want-to-know-about-medical-malpractice/#4cd5673e2323

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