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New Hampshire Cosmetic and Plastic Surgery Malpractice Lawyer

Many individuals in New Hampshire undergo cosmetic surgery to boost their confidence and feel more comfortable in their own skin. While a cosmetic procedure is meant to be a positive and transformative experience, some plastic surgeries end in tragedy. If a medical professional acts recklessly, they may severely injure their patient. Victims of cosmetic surgery medical malpractice often suffer severe physical and emotional pain following the incident. 

If you suffered an injury during a cosmetic procedure in New Hampshire, an experienced medical malpractice attorney can help you pursue compensation for the losses you have endured. The skilled New Hampshire medical malpractice attorneys at Sweeney Merrigan Personal Injury Lawyers are dedicated to helping medical malpractice victims collect the maximum amount of compensation available for their losses. To discuss your case with a seasoned legal professional, call us today at 617-391-9001 or complete our contact form

Examples of Cosmetic and Plastic Surgery Medical Malpractice

People choose to undergo cosmetic surgery for various reasons, from enhancing parts of the body to reconstructing them after an accident. While it is impossible to guarantee that the results of a cosmetic procedure will be perfect, medical professionals are still expected to meet a high standard of care. If they fail to meet this standard, they may make mistakes that cause severe injuries. Some examples of cosmetic surgery medical malpractice include the following:

  • Lack of trained anesthesiologists
  • Non-plastic surgeons performing cosmetic procedures
  • Performing complex procedures in a non-hospital setting
  • Failure to take and utilize the patient’s history
  • Performing more or different procedures than the ones the patient consented to

Unfortunately, cosmetic procedures can go wrong in various ways. If you suspect your surgeon acted negligently over the course of your care, an experienced attorney may be able to help. At Sweeney Merrigan Personal Injury Lawyers, our medical malpractice team has over 45 years of experience helping our clients recover compensation for the full extent of their losses. When you work with us, our attorneys will thoroughly investigate your case to establish liability and build the strongest claim possible on your behalf. 

Proving Liability in a New Hampshire Medical Malpractice Claim

Before pursuing a medical malpractice claim, it is essential to understand the elements of a malpractice case. Being unhappy with the outcome of your cosmetic procedure does not necessarily mean that malpractice occurred. In order to pursue a successful medical malpractice claim, you must prove the following elements:

  • A doctor-patient relationship existed, and they owed you a standard of care
  • The doctor or medical professional deviated from this standard by acting negligently
  • The deviation from the standard of care directly caused your injuries
  • Your injuries caused you to suffer economic and non-economic losses

When treating patients, doctors and healthcare professionals are required to uphold a professional standard of care. In other words, they must behave as other doctors would in a similar situation. If they fail to meet this standard and cause harm, their victims will likely have legal grounds to pursue a medical malpractice claim for their losses. 

Possible Damages in a Plastic Surgery Medical Malpractice Claim in New Hampshire

Medical malpractice during a cosmetic procedure can leave victims with infections, permanent scarring, excessive bleeding, and other severe medical conditions. These conditions can be painful, expensive, and traumatic. If you have been injured due to a plastic surgeon’s negligence, you may be eligible to recover compensation for your losses. Some damages you may be eligible to collect include the following:

  • Current and future medical expenses
  • Lost wages and earning potential
  • Significant disfigurement or disability
  • Loss of enjoyment in life
  • Emotional distress
  • Pain and suffering 
  • Wrongful death

When you partner with a skilled medical malpractice attorney from Sweeney Merrigan Personal Injury Lawyers, they will investigate every detail of your case and determine the total value of your claim. We have helped our clients recover hundreds of millions of dollars in damages and will fight tirelessly for your right to fair compensation on your behalf. 

Speak to a Skilled New Hampshire Cosmetic Malpractice Attorney at Sweeney Merrigan Personal Injury Lawyers

Cosmetic and plastic surgery malpractice can leave victims with lasting pain and trauma that affects their daily lives. If you have suffered an injury at the hands of a plastic surgeon in New Hampshire, you do not have to fight for justice alone. At Sweeney Merrigan Personal Injury Lawyers, our attorneys are committed to making the claims process as stress-free as possible so you can focus on healing and recovery. Our medical malpractice team includes accomplished attorneys ,  Jessica M. Gray, and Kyle A. Camilleri and is assisted by medical records reviewer Amy Nichols. This dedicated team devotes 100% of their practices to litigation, and Super Lawyers have recognized several of its members for their continued excellence. To learn more about how we can help you and schedule a free consultation, call us today at 617-391-9001 or complete our contact form