The family of a Florida woman has hired a Florida personal injury attorney to investigate the cause of their loved one’s death. Idell Frazer-Bodden, recently died and her family believes that her cause of death is related to a cosmetic surgical procedure. The 50-year-old female underwent reconstructive surgery to have fat removed from her back and to have her buttocks re-injected. However during the surgery, her heart stopped at the Lauderhill cosmetic surgery center and despite efforts to resuscitate her, she could not be revived. This is a deeply saddened event and our attorneys understand the family’s desire to know how a plastic surgery operation could go so wrong.
Reconstructive operations, including breasts enhancement, face lifts, rhinoplasty and liposuction are common trends across the county in which individuals seek to improve their bodily appearance. In fact, The American Academy of Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery’s statistics indicate that in 2011, their surgeon members report that they performed an average of 1,000 facial cosmetic surgical, cosmetic non-surgical, reconstructive and revision procedures per surgeons for the year. This association is comprised of more than 2,700 facial plastic and reconstructive surgeons in the world and is considered the largest specialty association for facial plastic surgery. Nevertheless, there are risks associated with every surgical procedure and reconstructive and plastic surgeries can often result in serious injuries or death.
Our FortLauderdale medical malpractice lawyers help individuals and their loved ones who have experienced a similar situation. It is only logical that you will want to know why you or your loved one’s surgical procedure did not produce the result that you anticipated. It is far too often that these kinds of surgeries have resulted in a person sustaining emotional trauma, damage to the nerves, excessive scarring and even a wrongful death. All medical professionals, including cosmetic surgeons owe their patients a duty to exercise reasonable care and safety when performing a surgery. Further, it is also their responsibility to explain to the patient the risks that are involved for a surgical procedure. When medical professionals fail to uphold these duties as the law requires them to do and you have been harmed as a result, you may be entitled to recover monetary compensation.
Also, you should never agree to any type of surgery without the complete knowledge of the risks involved. You should ask your surgeon about all dangers associated with your operation, including the type of anesthetic medication which may be administered to you. Additionally, you want to know who will be responsible for administering the anesthetic drugs to you. Typically, it will not be the surgeon who will be performing your operation, but an anesthesiologist. It is always in a patient’s best interest to inquire about the credentials of the anesthesiologist, including whether or not the medical professional has a certification from The American Board of Anesthesiology (ABA). The ABA certifies physicians who have completed an accredited program of anesthesiology training in the United States.
If you have questions or want to investigate if your reconstructive or cosmetic surgical operation caused your injury or a death of a loved one, contact our office to consult with one of our Fort Lauderdale personal injury attorneys about your case. In these cases you will need the experience of an attorney who can help you investigate why your surgery went wrong. Typically, when a surgery goes wrong it is due to negligence and medical errors. Contact our office today to learn about your legal rights!