Can I file a medical malpractice lawsuit against a plastic surgeon?

Yes, it is possible to sue a plastic surgeon for medical errors in Florida. Just like other licensed medical professionals, plastic surgeons have a duty to provide patients with a reasonable level of care. If a patient suffered harm due to a surgeon’s negligence and breach of duty of care, the patient may be able to recover damages in a medical malpractice lawsuit.

Many different types of medical malpractice can occur in relation to plastic surgery. Some examples include the surgeon using unsterile tools, operating on the wrong body part, failing to give the patient proper medical attention or performing a surgery that does not comply with accepted medical standards. Patients can suffer injuries that range from excessive bleeding or infections to disfigurement or paralysis.

Just because a surgery goes wrong or the procedure is unsatisfactory does not necessarily mean the patient has a legitimate medical malpractice claim. Under Florida law, plastic surgeons are not required to guarantee perfect outcomes to surgeries. However, they are required to act reasonably.

In order to have a successful medical malpractice claim against a Florida plastic surgeon, you must show the surgeon had a duty of care to the patient, the surgeon breached that duty by acting negligently, the patient suffered an injury, and the injury occurred because of the surgeon’s breach of duty.

If you have been injured due to the negligence of a plastic surgeon, contact the Tampa medical malpractice lawyers at Joyce & Reyes for a free consultation. The process of filing a medical malpractice claim in Florida can be complex, so it is essential to have proper legal guidance.

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