Several women have filed lawsuits against an Atlanta dermatologist claiming to be a plastic surgeon after their cosmetic procedures went horribly wrong. One woman, who hired the doctor just weeks before her wedding, paid over $11,000 for several procedures. Her anesthesia was not administered appropriately, and near the end of the procedure, she went into cardiac arrest and had to be rushed to the emergency room. She suffered a severe brain injury and now requires around-the-clock medical care for her every day activities. Other women have come forward with similar stories about the dermatologist who claims she is a plastic surgeon, including disturbing videos posted online of the doctor dancing and singing over patients while in the midst of cosmetic procedures at her office. Patients who have suffered injuries while under her care continue to file medical malpractice lawsuits. If you have been injured by the mistake of a doctor, it is important to contact an experienced Providence medical malpractice lawyer who can evaluate your case.
What is Medical Malpractice?
Suffering an injury after being treated by a doctor does not always mean that medical malpractice has occurred. Medical malpractice happens when a doctor or health care provider makes a mistake in the course of treatment that causes injury to a patient. Doctors are held to a certain standard of conduct due to the importance of the work they do. When treatment provided to a patient falls below that standard and causes injury, medical malpractice has occurred. For example, this can happen when a doctor fails to administer medication correctly or fails to follow the appropriate protocol during a surgical procedure. If you have been injured by the mistake of a doctor, it is a good idea to consult with a lawyer to determine if you have a medical malpractice case.
What Types of Injuries Can I Recover For?
In general, you will be able to receive compensation for the following types of injuries in a successful medical malpractice case:
- Medical bills
- Lost wages or loss of future income
- Loss of consortium
- Pain and suffering
- Mental anguish
- Permanent disability
- Wrongful death
Contact an Experienced Providence Medical Malpractice Lawyer Today!
If you or a loved one has been injured by the mistake of a doctor or health care provider in the Providence area, you may be entitled to compensation for your injuries, lost wages, pain and suffering, and other losses. We work with experienced medical malpractice lawyers who charge no fees until you get a settlement or award. Call us today at 1-401-831-8600 or toll free at 1-800-992-6878. You may also fill out a contact form online for a free (no obligation) case evaluation.