Detroit Plastic Surgery Internal Bleeding Malpractice Lawyer
Americans were projected to spend nearly $20 billion on cosmetic surgeries in 2021. The industry for elective plastic surgeries is cutthroat, as surgeons and clinics compete aggressively to attract high-paying patients. Some providers promise unrealistic results to their patients or minimize the risks of their procedures. They may use misleading marketing strategies to attract patients whose expectations and desires differ from a cosmetic procedure’s actual risks and results.
Many plastic surgeries involve the risk of internal bleeding during and after the surgery. Bleeding often occurs because of blood leaking from small blood vessels that are severed during the surgery. Even if these vessels are closed properly during surgery, bleeding may occur when a patient’s blood pressure returns to normal after a procedure.
Uncontrolled bleeding can become a serious complication, leading to serious injury or even death. Bleeding issues can also affect the healing and appearance of a surgical procedure, which is especially important in the context of cosmetic surgery, which is generally performed for purely aesthetic reasons.
At the law firm of Sommers Schwartz, P.C., we aggressively represent patients harmed by the negligence of a healthcare provider. Our Michigan medical malpractice lawyers have decades of helping patients hold negligent doctors, nurses, and surgeons accountable for their actions.
Risk Factors Associated With Internal Bleeding After Plastic Surgery
Some patient-specific factors may increase the risk of internal bleeding complications. Both alcohol and tobacco use can thin the blood and inhibit the immune system, increasing the risk of internal bleeding complications. Other patients’ congenital or genetic conditions inhibit their blood from clotting normally.
Patients who take blood pressure or other medications may be especially likely to suffer from excessive internal bleeding during or after a procedure. A well-qualified plastic surgeon must consider and discuss these factors with their patient before agreeing to perform a procedure.
Precautions Doctors Can Take To Avoid Internal Bleeding
Surgeons can take precautions during and after a procedure to reduce the risk of excessive internal bleeding from a surgical procedure. Controlling blood pressure during a procedure, effectively using tissue sealants, and using tranexamic acid have been shown to help prevent excessive bleeding after facelift surgeries.
The industry standards and practices that surgeons can use to protect their patients from the complications of excessive bleeding after cosmetic surgical procedures are constantly changing and improving. Surgeons performing cosmetic procedures and the medical providers they work with all have a legal duty to offer medical care that meets the standard of care in their field. This duty includes keeping current with new treatments and risk-reduction techniques as they are generally accepted as best practices. While doctors aren’t required to know about and use every advancement immediately, they must meet continuing education requirements to maintain their licensure and reasonably incorporate new information into their practice.
Recovering After a Botched Plastic Surgery Operation
A patient who has been injured or died from internal bleeding during or after a procedure may be entitled to financial compensation if they can prove their injury resulted from the provider’s failure to uphold their duty of care. A qualified medical malpractice attorney will evaluate an injured patient’s case, advise them whether they may have a valid claim for damages, and pursue a financial award if appropriate.
You may be able to recover compensation in a medical malpractice lawsuit for your economic and non-economic damages. Economic damages include out-of-pocket expenses you incurred as a result of a medical malpractice incident, including the following:
- Medical expenses.
- Lost wages.
- Decrease in income-earning potential.
- Costs to repair the damage caused by the negligence.
Non-economic damages are those designed to compensate you for the emotional and psychological toll the occurrence has caused. Examples include:
- Pain and suffering.
- Mental anguish.
- Loss of enjoyment of life.
- Disability or disfigurement.
The experienced Michigan medical malpractice attorneys at Sommers Schwartz, P.C., can help patients identify the full extent of their damages and properly value their potential claims.
Have You Been the Victim of Medical Malpractice?
If you or a loved one recently underwent routine plastic surgery that caused internal bleeding, contact the dedicated medical malpractice lawyers at Sommers Schwartz, P.C. Our attorneys have a nationwide reputation for excellence in litigating medical negligence claims and are regarded as some of the most highly experienced and skilled medical malpractice lawyers in the country.
With our help, you can hold negligent medical providers accountable while pursuing meaningful compensation for yourself and your family. To learn more and schedule a free consultation with a Michigan medical malpractice lawyer, call Sommers Schwartz, P.C. at 800-783-0989 or connect with us using our online form.