Two Florida Plastic Surgeons Are Facing More than 160 Lawsuits!
More than 160 lawsuits have been filed against a Florida plastic surgery clinic for botched breast augmentation and reduction surgeries. The two surgeons operating the clinic, who are also father and son, have been accused of causing disfigurement and other health issues for patients.
Some patients claimed that instead of breast reduction procedures, they received surgery for breast augmentation. Other cases involved surgical sponges being left behind in patients. Some patients were left with a constant burning sensation and a reduced quality of life. As it turns out, one of the doctors has a disciplinary history going back more than 15 years.
Plastic surgery mistakes can have horrible consequences for patients. In some cases, patients suffer from permanent health problems. Two weeks ago, we discussed the story of a Florida teenager who received a severe brain injury after undergoing breast augmentation surgery. Another case involved the death of a 29-year-old woman. Not only can plastic surgery mistakes have permanent health consequences: patients can lose their lives.
Understanding Medical Malpractice Lawsuits and Botched Plastic Surgeries
Botched plastic surgeries can be caused by inexperienced surgeons, procedural errors and other mistakes. Due to the nature of such mistakes, patients or family members might decide to file medical malpractice lawsuits. The cases discussed today can be used to discuss surgery errors and evidence in medical malpractice lawsuits. Although each case will be different, there are some similarities.
One of the first steps attorneys will take is to secure medical records, electronic or written (electronic is far more common). Medical records will contain detailed information on diagnostic tests and any notes taken by medical professionals. These records can be supplanted with metadata to discover additional evidence. While medical records are necessary for discovering what went wrong, attorneys often use other tools to prove negligence.
An attorney may also look into the disciplinary history of doctors being sued for medical malpractice to determine if they have a history of making medical mistakes. Most attorneys will also seek expert testimony from qualified medical professionals to discover whether or not medical malpractice occurred.