There are surgeons who operate without licenses, without insurance and have numerous medical malpractice claims against them. In fact law offices have been contacted by a patient whose doctor had his chauffeur perform a procedure on them. The doctor obviously has been arrested and shut down . However that didn’t help his patients/victims from being butchered.
People hear the horror stories but never believe it will happen to them. Doctors minimize the risk . All you have to do is talk to someone that is living with the nightmare and you would think twice. The mental battle is the hardest to overcome. The image of beauty and youth versus the tragedy of the surgery going wrong. Not enough people give weight to that . You must look up yoru doctors credentials and here are a few rules.
Places to look up your doctors credentials:
Ask your doctor if any regulatory body ever investigated him and has he been reprimanded.
Ask him if he has ever lost a malpractice case.
Does he have insurance?
Surgeon ‘s may say they are “board certified.” However, the term ‘board certified’ can be misleading The Doctor can be “board certified” in dermatology and not in plastic surgery!
Ask your doctor if he has been “board certified” as a plastic surgeon! Look for your surgeon on the website of The American Society of Plastic Surgeons Web site(plasticsurgery.org) and see if he is a member. Then check to see if the facility where the surgery is taking place is in the American Association for Accreditation of Ambulatory Surgery Facilities, Their website is aaaasf.org.
Finally, ensure you have a thorough preoperative evaluation, including laboratory tests. Sometimes, even if the procedure is done properly, pre-existing conditions may be a detriment in recovery. Last year, Kanye West’s mother, Donda, died in recovery after a routine liposuction, tummy tuck and breast reduction surgery. According to her autopsy, her death was likely caused by complications connected with heart disease. So knowing your own personal medical history is crucial, before going under the knife.
If you or a friend are suffering because of a horrible experience with cosmetic or any other kind of surgery, call a New York Medical Malpractice Lawyer. You may deserve and be entitled to financial compensation. We have New York Medical Malpractice Lawyers who can serve you and your case.
The firm of Stephen Bilkis & Associates and its New York Medical Malpractice Lawyers with convenient locations in the New York Metropolitan Area, including Queens, New York, can be of invaluable assistance to you if you find yourself a victim of medical malpractice. Enduring pain, disfigurement and financial anguish without professional representation is not the path you should choose.