Trial’s December 2012 issue publishes “Elective Procedures, Not Elective Injuries.” That medical malpractice article covers holding “plastic surgeons accountable for clients’ injuries from elective cosmetic procedures.” Id. at 31.
It advocates, “If the plastic surgeon had reason to believe your client’s physical or mental condition would lead to complications or injury, the surgeon should be held liable.” Id. at 32. In addition to addressing other considerations, the Trial article evaluates each stage of a medical malpractice case for plastic surgery: Patient Candidacy, Preoperative Care, Intraoperative Care, and Postoperative Care. Id at 31-34.
Happy New Year!