Vibrant Health Now.com

Vibrant Health Now Home


Cosmetic Surgery Home

Cosmetic Surgery Articles


Free Newsletter

Subscribe to our
Vibrant Health Newsletter
for health, fitness, and nutrition Tips.

First Name:

E-mail Address:


Contact Us

Resources






Plastic Surgery - Can I bring a lawsuit against my surgeon if he destroyed my breasts?

Q: I just had a breast implants put in and I don't like the way they came out. Can I bring a lawsuit against my plastic surgeon if he won't fix them for free?

A: There are two issues here. The first is your unhappiness with the result of the breast implants. The second is whether you can sue if he does not repair the first result for free.

First- the fact that you had breast implants suggests that you were not satisfied with your physical appearance to begin with. Breast implant and plastic surgery cases are inherently bad cases for me to take because they involve subjective feelings, opinions and impressions by the patient. Specifically, the patient is not happy with how they appear initially, and after the procedure, they are still not happy with the result. Just because you are unsatisfied with the breast surgery results does not mean that there was evidence of malpractice.

There are always risks associated with any surgery. I am positive that your plastic surgeon gave you a detailed form called an Informed Consent sheet that described the procedure. You may have also been given brochures or reading material describing the risks, benefits and alternatives to this breast surgery you were going to have. Again, I assume that since you went forward with the surgery, you signed this consent and recognized that there was a possibility the outcome might not be perfect.

The second point is that you must address your displeasure with your plastic surgeon. There are times when the doctor will agree to revise the procedure at no cost to you. At other times the doctor believes he or she did a good job, but other factors contributed to the poor outcome, and he may not be agreeable to revise the procedure for free.

Remember, you are free to bring a lawsuit, but the question is whether your case really has merit, and whether it is financially beneficial for you and your attorney to proceed.

In my opinion, I do not accept plastic surgery cases unless it is clear, based upon expert medical review, that there are departures from good care (not just that the patient is unhappy with the outcome of their boob job, or nose job), that the departures were a substantial factor in causing injury, and that the injury is permanent.

Attorney Oginski has been in practice for over 16 years as a trial lawyer practicing exclusively in the State of New York. Having his own law firm, he is able to provide the utmost in personalized, individualized attention to each and every client. In our office, a client is not a file number. Client's are always treated with the respect they deserve and expect from a professional. Mr. Oginski is always aware of every aspect of a client's case from start to finish.

Gerry represents injured people in injury cases and medical malpractice matters in Brooklyn, Queens, New York City, the Bronx, Staten Island, Nassau and Suffolk Counties. You can reach him at http://www.oginski-law.com, or 516-487-8207. All inquiries are free and totally confidential.

Related Articles:

  • Phoenix Cosmetic Surgery Ė Lower Body Lift Plastic Surgeon Procedure - Skin droops as it ages because the body stops producing proteins called elastin and collagen. This is an unfortunate side effect of aging. Once the chemicals start to disappear, the gravity starts pulling the skin down. Fortunately a lower body lift can be a soluti ...
  • What are the Facial Lifts of Cosmetic Surgery ? - The various lifts of the face can restore the effects of aging. A facelift can improve many areas: sagging, loose tissues of the mid-face, deep folds of loose skin at the sides of the nose and mouth, jowls or loss of definition of the jaw line, and excess fat ...
  • Body Contouring & Baltimore Cosmetic Surgery Plastic Surgeons - Body contouring is a group of cosmetic surgery procedures that enable you to reshape your entire figure. Typically this is done after massive weight loss. Many times a patient is dissatisfied with the original shape of their body and multiple cosmetic surgery proce ...
  • San Diego Cosmetic Surgery , Breast Augmentation & Plastic Surgeons - Body contouring is a group of cosmetic surgery procedures that enable you to reshape your entire figure. Typically this is done after massive weight loss. Many times a patient is dissatisfied with the original shape of their body and multiple cosmetic surgery proce ...
  • Miami Florida Cosmetic Surgery - Chin Surgery Procedure & Plastic Surgeon Information - The chin is one of the most noticeable and important features on a personís face. Many times the nose and jaw line can be enhanced by changing the size of a personís chin. Sculpting the chin can provide a more desired and attractive form, and extenuate other featur ...
  • For a Complete list of Articles with summaries Click Here
  • © Copyright VibrantHealthNow.com 2004-2006. All rights reserved.