North Carolina residents who are considering plastic surgery may be shocked to learn that an 18-year-old Florida woman reportedly suffered brain damage after having a breast augmentation in August 2013. The family of the girl plans to file a medical malpractice lawsuit against the surgeons who performed the surgery.
The woman reportedly had the surgery done at Coral Gables Cosmetic Center. The surgery was reportedly discounted to $2,100. One hour after the surgery was completed, however, complications arose and the woman fell into a coma. When she awoke from the coma in October 2013, the family was told that she suffered brain damage that left her needing 24-hour care. According to her family members, the woman can no longer walk, cannot go to the bathroom on her own and cannot provide care for her child.
A lawyer representing the cosmetic center stated that woman failed to disclose that she had suffered similar complications during the birth of her child. The lawyer alleged that she did not provide this information because they would have refused to operate on her if they had known. However, the family's attorney stated that the woman's past medical records showed that she did not have anesthesia during child birth so there was no indication that she suffered from previous adverse complications due to anesthesia.
When surgeons or physicians make mistakes during a cosmetic surgery, they can leave the person who went under the knife severely injured. Those who suffer severe complications that can be attributed to negligence from the hospital staff may be eligible to file a medical malpractice lawsuit. In cases like this, the injured patient may be able to seek compensation for the medical costs accumulated while they were in the coma and for the care they will need in the future.
Source: FOX News, "Boob Job Leaves Miami Teen With Brain Damage; Family Sues Clinic For Malpractice", February 04, 2014