How To Get Compensation After A Cosmetic Surgery Gone Wrong
Everything good? Not always. There are no official studies throughout the country, but sifting through the statistics of the clinics and hospitals that deal with plastic surgery, an alarming fact emerges: 30% of operations are used to remedy other unsuccessful interventions.
First of all, ask the surgeon in charge of the operation to provide complete and detailed information on the operating risks and the post-operative course, which is too often overlooked or underestimated. It is also worthwhile to always contact experts in the sector and renowned clinics and hospitals.
A myth that I would like to dispel is that of ‘repairing interventions’: attention, there are operations that, if unsuccessful or poorly done, cannot be canceled. For this reason, any type of intervention must be considered calmly. Based on my experience, I can say that only 30% of cases of incorrect interventions can be fixed with a new fallback or repair operation.
There is a wide range of damage from (bad) cosmetic surgery. Without bothering the names of many stars who, from Hollywood to our home, have been distorted after bad cosmetic interventions, the most common damages are those from excess of Botox that blocks the face or excessively swells the lips.
Let’s not forget – specifies the lawyer – even the less visible damages: sometimes surgeons forget to warn the patient that one of the consequences of the implantation of breast implants can be the reduction of the sensitivity of the breast. It is not frequent, but it can happen, and it is right for patients to be aware of it.
The law protects the victims of surgeons, but you have to move precisely. A cosmetic surgery is almost always a postponable event, not an emergency: from this it follows that the surgeon has the moral and professional duty to inform the patient about all the pros and cons of the operation. The cosmetic surgeon has the obligation of the result: he responds to a precise request from the patient and if this request is not kept, there are the grounds for requesting compensation for damages.
First of all, a photographic documentation as exhaustive as possible: photos of your previous situation, the instructions given to the surgeon and your photos after the surgery. In some cases, for example, if a surgeon has implanted too large breast implants that prevent perfect posture, medical reports can be attached such as x-rays that certify the problems arising from an unnatural posture. There are also damages that it is more subtle to quantify: wrong interventions, especially to the face, can negatively influence one’s perception of oneself. In this case, the written advice of a psychologist who certifies the post-intervention discomfort is useful.