Dallas Personal Injury Lawyer Cautions Cosmetic Surgery Patients
Waxahachie, TX (Law Firm Newswire) May 23, 2012 – Many Dallas, Texas residents look to plastic surgeons to fix minor imperfections that exercise alone cannot repair. Unfortunately, when patients become victims of a negligent surgeon, they may suffer irreparable injuries.
Before seeing a cosmetic surgeon, patients generally put a lot of thought into their decision to have cosmetic surgery. After saving up enough money to move forward, they select a doctor, have a consultation and schedule the procedure. Unfortunately, for a Dallas woman, a procedure landed her in the emergency room nine days after her cosmetic surgery.
The 28-year-old Dallas resident had a stomach reduction, and facial surgery performed by an Irving, Texas doctor. This was the same doctor who left another patient unattended in his clinic last spring, after performing a procedure where unwanted fat is removed from various parts of the body and then injected into the buttocks. The 47-year-old patient claims she was left alone in the clinic, without medical supervision.
Her friend was with her, and had to call for help when the woman could no longer feel her feet. Paramedics arrived, picked her up from the clinic, and took her to Baylor emergency.
Dallas personal injury and medical malpractice lawyer, John Hale, commented on this case saying, “While my firm is not involved in this particular case, this is a tragedy we are seeing far too often. Before you get cosmetic surgery, thoroughly research your doctor. Get references and check for a history of complaints.”
Hale continued, “Always search for your doctor on the Texas Medical Board’s website. The doctor that performed surgery on the 28-year-old woman in Dallas, had his license restricted by the medical board in 2004. All of this information is publicly available on their website. If you have been injured by a doctor, consult with an attorney immediately, because medical malpractice can lead to life-changing injuries.”
Aside from a three-year restriction on the doctor’s license issued in February of 2004, the doctor also received administrative penalties from the board of $500 and $25,000. Following these incidents, in April of 2012, the board issued a temporary restriction on his license preventing him from performing cosmetic surgeries.
The board stated the doctor “performed liposuction on a patient he had previously determined an unsuitable candidate for the procedure” and that his “knowledge of the procedure consisted of reading a book provided by the manufacturer of the liposuction equipment” and “completing an online program.”
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