A Washington cosmetic surgeon is being accused of unprofessional conduct by the state agency that licenses doctors. According to an Associated Press news report, the agency states that the Seattle doctor in 2005 botched a breast reduction on a 15-year-old girl. The Washington Medical Quality Assurance Commission states that the doctor should not have performed the procedure because he did not have the education and training required for the job. The doctor apparently put the teen’s nipples back in the wrong place giving it an “aesthetically odd and unnatural appearance.”
He is also said to have performed liposuction on the 15-year-old exposing her to risk of serious infection. The girl and her parents approached the doctor because she was a high school athlete and the size of her breasts impeded her performance as an athlete and caused her to have neck and back pain, the report states. The same doctor was also previously fined by the state agency in connection with the death of a cosmetic surgery patient who stopped breathing under anesthesia during surgery.
Such cases result not only in physical pain and suffering to patients, but also cause emotional and psychological problems. In some incidents, patients with botched cosmetic surgeries are left disfigured for life, which adds serious psychological problems including self-esteem issues.
If you or a loved has been a victim of botched surgery, please call The Bernard Law Group to find out how you can file a medical malpractice claim against the surgeon or the hospital that employs the surgeon. We offer FREE consultations and case evaluations for injured victims and their families. Call Kirk Bernard and his dedicated legal team today at 1-800-418-8282 or send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org. Contact a Seattle personal injury lawyer at our office to receive a FREE informational brochure about medical malpractice claims in Washington.