Medical Malpractice Attorneys Representing Victims in Hunterdon and Somerset New Jersey
Often times when we shop we look for the best deals or the cheapest price. To be honest most of the time there is not much difference between high priced and lower-priced products. However, when it comes to plastic surgery, this is exactly the wrong approach. The decision to have cosmetic surgery is a very serious one, and it is of the utmost importance to choose a surgeon not only with experience but who specializes in the procedure you are seeking to have done. As is the case with other medical procedures, cosmetic surgery does carry risks.
Brian J. Levine has extensive experience successfully dealing with this type of medical issues. Through Mr. Levine’s diligent and effective representation, he was able to obtain settlement recovery for his clients, so that they could avoid the stress and uncertainty of a jury trial. Feel free to contact him by calling (908) 524-0123 or visiting our website to schedule an initial consultation and go over the details in your case.
First Step After Deciding to Have Elective Surgery is to Do Your Research
The first step you should take once you have decided to have plastic surgery is to do your research. It is critical that you ensure that your plastic surgeon is a member of the American Academy of Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, the American Society of Plastic Surgeons or the American Academy of Dermatology. Furthermore, WebMD highly recommends obtaining this important information from any potential surgeon:
- The surgeon’s area of expertise (Often surgeons will branch out into new areas. However, like with anything else, there will be a learning curve. It is better than when it comes to your surgery, they have already gained all the experience they need.)
- How many times the surgeon has performed your procedure (Practice and experience allows a surgeon to handle any problems that may arise and greatly increase your chances of a successful surgery.)
- How long the surgeon has been practicing (Once again experience builds expertise and the ability to anticipate any potential problems or hazards.)
- Where the procedure will take place (It is crucial to be sure that the site of the surgery will be fully equipped to handle any emergencies.)
- If the surgeon uses a certified surgical facility as well as board-certified anesthesiologists, up-to-date emergency equipment and all recommended anesthesia-monitoring devices
- The complete price of the surgery, including fees for the operating room, anesthesia as well as all other charges
- Before-and-after pictures of other patients (You should enter with a clear idea of the type of results the surgeon has had with your procedure in the past.)
- What is your financial responsibility should a second, or revisionary, surgery be needed
Red Flags that will tell you that a Surgeon is Wrong for you or your Procedure
It is critical that you should be aware of certain red flags that will tell you that a particular surgeon is not the one who is best suited to perform your procedure. These will often include:
- A surgeon who does not routinely perform the procedure you are considering
- Any surgeon who dismisses the risks of cosmetic surgery and is not able to or refuses to discuss potential complications
- Any surgeon who guarantees results
- A surgeon who does not provide extensive before-and-after photos of patients
- A surgeon who does not make you comfortable asking questions
- A surgeon who offers bargains or gimmicks as incentives
- Any surgeon who does not offer post-operative care
More and more doctors are moving away from their specialties in order to perform very lucrative cosmetic surgeries. It is critical that you choose a qualified and experienced surgeon for such an important potentially life-changing procedure.
Sadly, many people who undergo cosmetic surgery do not do their due diligence. The results can be devastating and can include scaring, disfigurement and even death. Though no surgery is 100% safe, you can greatly increase your chances of getting the results you want by choosing the right surgeon.
If you think you or someone you know has been the victim of medical malpractice, please contact an experienced New Jersey personal injury and medical malpractice attorney as soon as possible.
Somerset County Medical Malpractice Attorneys
If you’ve suffered a devastating personal injury as a result of medical malpractice, you should contact our medical malpractice attorneys to work together and get the rights you deserve. Please contact The Law Office of Brian J. Levine for a free consultation by calling (908) 524-0123 or through our website. Sometimes people don´t realize they have rights they can claim, but because of the lack of knowledge, they lose the opportunity to achieve legal compensation for their injuries.