When a person goes to a doctor for a procedure in Oregon, be it cosmetic or otherwise, he or she expects to receive the treatment prescribed. Such was not the case for a doctor who visited a neurology center. The doctor went there for what she described as a cosmetic procedure. What actually happened resulted in a medical malpractice case for which the woman is seeking compensation.
She visited the neurology center to receive “filler” injections in her face to reduce wrinkles. The neurology center told her the injections contained Restylane or Juvederm, both products approved by the FDA for such treatment. The patient later experienced a tumor growing where the injection had been. The mass was removed, and analysis of the mass revealed the presence of silicone, not Restylane or Juvederm.
The patient claims she suffered scarring and disfigurement as a result of the procedure. She closed her medical practice. She had had multiple surgeries in an attempt to repair the damage.
Most people have faith in what their doctors tell them. If a doctor in Oregon says a certain medication is being administered, there is usually no reason to believe that a different medication is being used. A person facing such a situation could benefit from a conversation with an experienced personal injury attorney. The attorney can assist the patient in determining if he or she has a viable medical malpractice claim. A successfully litigated claim could assist with medical expenses, loss of income and compensation for pain and suffering.
Source: gazettetimes.com, “Doctor sues doctor in malpractice case“, Bennett Hall, May 4, 2018