Our Michigan plastic surgeon malpractice lawyers at Buckfire & Buckfire, P.C. handle lawsuits against plastic surgeons. Plastic surgery is defined as surgery concerned with the repair, restoration, or improvement of lost, injured, defective, and/or misshapen body parts. There are two types of plastic surgery: cosmetic plastic surgery and reconstructive plastic surgery. Cosmetic plastic surgery is used to improve the patient’s features on a purely aesthetic level or as a cosmetic enhancement of the body. Reconstructive surgery is to correct any physical feature which is grossly deformed or abnormal by accepted standards – either as the result of birth defect, congenital disorder, illness, or trauma, as well as to correct the function of the body part in question.
A plastic surgeon will use cosmetic surgical principles to improve overall appearance as well as to optimize the outcome of reconstructive procedures. Special knowledge and skill in the design and surgery of grafts, flaps, free tissue transfer and replantation is necessary. Plastic surgery can be a complex medical procedure and can carry a substantial risk of complications if the surgeon is not properly trained or fails to follow the appropriate standards of medical care. Medical mistakes during plastic surgery can result in disfigurement, permanent physical injury or even death. When medical mistakes are performed by a plastic surgeon, the injured patient may have a plastic surgery malpractice lawsuit.
Common Causes of Plastic Surgeon Malpractice
Common causes of plastic surgery malpractice lawsuits include the failure to:
- Properly obtain the patient’s informed consent to surgery
- Properly perform cosmetic surgery
- Properly perform a breast augmentation surgery
- Properly perform a tummy tuck and/or abdominoplasty
- Properly perform liposuction
- Properly perform a rhinoplasty
- Properly perform a face lift
- Properly perform a blepharoplasty
- Properly perform post-operative examinations
- Properly diagnose and treat post-operative infections
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Statute of Limitations For Michigan Plastic Surgeon Malpractice Lawsuits
The statute of limitations for medical malpractice cases varies from state to state. In Michigan, you must file a lawsuit within two years of the date of the malpractice. If you miss a deadline, your claim will be lost forever. To avoid these severe consequences, you should contact the Michigan malpractice lawyers at Buckfire & Buckfire, P.C. immediately.
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Contact a Michigan Plastic Surgeon Malpractice Lawyer
Our experienced Michigan medical malpractice lawyers handle cases for victims of malpractice against plastic surgeons. Patients injured or harmed due to medical mistakes by a plastic surgeon should contact the Michigan medical malpractice firm of Buckfire & Buckfire, P.C. Call us now at (800) 606-1717 to speak with one of our experienced attorneys about your case.