If you have suffered a cosmetic surgery injury due to malpractice or negligence, you may be able to recover financial compensation to pay for medical care, reconstructive surgery, future medical treatment, lost wages, and more. If someone you love passed away due to a surgical error, a monetary reward will never replace your loved one, but we can hold the people or persons responsible financially for the tragedy to help make sure no one else needlessly suffers. To learn more, schedule a free case evaluation with Johnson Attorneys Group at 1-800-208-3538.
California Cosmetic Surgery Malpractice LawsAccording to California law, negligence is defined as "A failure to behave with the level of care that someone of ordinary prudence would have exercised under the same circumstances." This could refer to a doctor, an anesthesiologist, a medical technician or even the manufacturer of a medical prosthesis or other device.
What Type of Compensation is Available?Compensation for malpractice will vary depending on the injury sustained and the impact it made on a victim’s life. An anesthesia error can cause permanent brain injury or even death. If a loved one is passes during a cosmetic surgery, the family may be able to file a wrongful death suit if negligence or malpractice can be proved.
Compensation may include;
- Medical treatment – Money to pay for hospital stays, tests and transportation to and from the doctor to treat and repair the injury caused by the cosmetic surgery negligence.
- Doctor’s treatment – Money for doctors, both in and out of the hospital.
- Pain and suffering – Compensation for the physical and/or mental pain and suffering that resulted from the cosmetic surgery error.
- Lost wages and lost future earnings – If your injury left you unable to work, either temporarily or permanently, you may be entitled to money to help pay bills like your mortgage, rent and/or utilities.
- Punitive Damages – If extreme cases, where the court feels the doctor or medical professional acted recklessly, additional compensation may be awarded to punish the defendant.