Medical Malpractice – Cosmetic Surgery


Medical Malpractice – Cosmetic Surgery

medical negligenceMedical Malpractice Claims are on the rise in Australia.

A brief explanation of the meaning of Medical Malpractice, also known as Medical negligence is defined as any act or omission by a medical practitioner (ie doctor, dentist, nurse, hospital etc) during treatment of a patient that deviates from accepted norms of practice in the medical community and causes an injury to the patient. 

Cosmetic surgery is booming in Australia. Australians now spend more on cosmetic procedures per capita than the United States. Every year Australians are consuming $350 million worth of Botox procedure, having 8000 breast augmentation surgeries and 30000 liposuction procedures.

The top five most popular procedures are anti-wrinkle injection, fillers, breast augmentation and reduction and liposuction.

Some of the most common cosmetic surgery complications are haematoma (pocket of blood that resembles a large, painful bruise), nerve damage, infection, deep vein thrombosis, scarring, appearance dissatisfaction, organ damage and blood loss.

Whilst some of these complications may not occur through any fault of your doctor, many are.  Doctors have a duty of care to provide reasonable treatment and care.

As the demand continues to increase for cosmetic surgery, doctors must ensure that they provide reasonable treatment and care.

Assessing whether any complication in your cosmetic surgery were due to the fault of your doctor is not always an easy task.  If you have had a complication and believe your medical practitioner may be guilty of medical malpractice, contact Bernard McAuley of Brazel Moore Compensation Lawyers on (02) 4324 769.  We have been helping people of the Central Coast claim for medical malpractice since 1981.  Call now for a free confidential chat to find out where you stand


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