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Breast Implant Malpractice Lawsuit

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Breast implant surgery is also known as breast augmentation, mammoplasty enlargement, and breast enlargement. The goal of this surgery is to alter the shape and increase the size of a woman’s breasts. It can be done for cosmetic or reconstruction purposes.

What are Some Common Risks Associated with Breast Implant Surgery?

Breast implant surgery is a popular procedure for women who feel their breasts are too small or for women who want to provide some boost in their breasts as they age. However, this common surgical procedure comes with many risks. Many breast surgery procedures end in injury and if this occurs, it is possible to file a claim for medical malpractice if negligence is present.

Some risks of breast implant surgery include leaking or rupture of the implant, incorrect placement or position of the implant, and the need for additional surgery to fix either of these issues. Like any surgery, there are risks such as scarring, internal bleeding, infection while the wound heals, and changes in the skin area around the surgical wounds and areas.

What is Medical Malpractice?

When a doctor or medical institution doesn’t take the correct care with a patient and the result is harm, it is possible to file a suit for medical malpractice. Medical malpractice claims are often based on charges of negligence. In order to prove negligence, the plaintiff must prove that the defendant had a duty of care owed to the defendant, and that the defendant then breached that duty of care. The plaintiff must also prove that he or she suffered harm and that the harm was directly caused by the breach of the duty to care.

What Is a Breast Implant Lawsuit?

This is a type of personal injury lawsuit where a plaintiff seeks to prove the defendant was medically negligent. Like all breast implant legal claims, the plaintiff must prove:

  • The surgeon owed the patient a duty of medical care.
  • The duty was breached. This means the duty owed to the patient was violated.
  • The surgeon injured the patient. This avoids frivolous claims that the surgeon injured the patient when she was already injured.
  • The injury caused lead to the patient’s damages. The surgeon owes the patient money.

Should I Contact an Attorney about a Breast Implant Malpractice Lawsuit?

Breast implant surgery should not lead to injuries. If you were injured, you may want to talk to a personal injury attorney.

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Last Modified: 11-09-2017 01:02 AM PST

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