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Question DetailsAsked on 10/22/2017

Is a dr. responsible monetarily for failed procedures costing thousands of dollars. All failed!! I have evidence.

I am wondering if a plastic surgeon is responsible for a failed facelift, chemical peel, and laser surgery, plus multiple juvederm injections. Horrible pain and depression from all procedures failing. Cost me many thousands of dollars. Is he not at all responsible for the failed procedures. All done within 6 months period. What should my next step be? I am the one with these problems and I am devastated. He was a very highly recommended plastic surgeon in Asheville. Very well known.

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For something with predictable results, yes - within the limits of normal outcomes for those procedures.

Of course, you should have been documenting this at the time and stopped going to that doctor after the first instance, so you pretty well shot yourself in the foot going back for more.

Two alternative approaches (first one could lead to second if not successful) would be to sent documentation and a complaint letter to the doctor and his insurer demanding compensation for any remedial measures needed and for the botched procedure - and of course 100% refund as well.

Other is a medical malpractice suit - possibly linked with a complaint to the state medical board.

In either case, you would need a good medical malpractice / personal injury attorney and proof of the injuries and of the costs (past and projected) of remedial surgery to correct any remaining issues - plus possible compensation for pain and suffering, and if applicable, damages for permanent facial damage and future costs of depression treatment if proveable that it ties back to the treatments.

Of course, this all assumes the outcomes were substandard for the state of the art for those types of treatments - which means examinations by expert wiotness (both for your side and ones called by the doctor's insurer).

Answered 2 years ago by LCD

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