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Cosmetic Surgery Medical Malpractice

Have You Been Injured by the Negligence or Malpractice of a Plastic Surgeon?

Beauty is only skin deep. Many people cite this common phrase, but every year more and more people choose to undergo plastic surgery. Many people put a huge value in how they look with the intention of plastic surgery improving their mental health, personal well-being, and overall life. Many people think of it as being routine maintenance that everyone should partake in. For some reason many people perceive plastic surgery to be simple and not necessarily a serious or invasive surgery; however, this could not be further from the truth.

While some forms of plastic surgery are fairly non-invasive, many can have very traumatic effects on your body. Furthermore, plastic surgery is a form of surgery and every type of surgery poses a risk to your health. Additionally, this risk is increased dramatically when a surgeon is negligent or careless with your procedure. If you have been injured due to medical malpractice involving plastic surgery you should immediately seek the help of an experienced attorney.

What Kinds of Injuries Can Occur in Cosmetic Surgery?

Like any type of surgery, cosmetic surgery can be very dangerous and numerous problems can occur. Some people are predisposed to have doctors commit medical malpractice. If you are allergic to a specific type of medication or product frequently used in hospitals and doctor’s offices, you have an increased risk of your doctor committing medical malpractice. For instance, some people are allergic to latex. This requires all doctors and medical personnel who come in contact with the patient must wear non-latex gloves. Even though the patient informs their nurse or doctor, this is something that can be easily overlooked if the doctor is not paying adequate attention. While some people have a greater likelihood of being involved in medical malpractice, anyone undergoing a medical procedure can be harmed by physician negligence.

Many cosmetic surgeries require the patient to be unconscious during the procedure. This means that there must be an anesthesiologist. Often when patients are given anesthesia they can have negative reactions to the drug or suffer complications while being in such a deep sleep. It is crucial that you have a qualified and responsible doctor administering your anesthesia. If your physician is not paying close attention to the amount of anesthesia that they’re using or closely watching your vital signs, you could suffer severe complications which could lead to permanent injury or even death.

How Do I Know If I Have a Valid Medical Malpractice Claim?

Not every injury that is caused by surgery is actionable. Some consequences of surgery are unavoidable; however, many are caused by a surgeon’s negligence. For example, when a patient suffers a heart attack while in surgery it is not always considered to be caused by negligence. However, if your family member underwent elective surgery and consequently suffered a heart attack during or after the procedure and died, their doctor might be liable if they knew the patient was not in sufficient health to undergo surgery and failed to inform them about the potential risks. In order to have a successful medical malpractice case you must be able to prove that the surgeon did not act reasonably or failed to provide you adequate treatment. This might mean that your surgeon used a specific technique in surgery that a reasonable physician in his position would not use because it is more harmful or creates a greater potential for injury or death.





In the last couple of decades insurance companies and big businesses have worked together to try and manipulate public opinion in a campaign to lower personal injury settlement claims and lower arbitration awards. In addition they have made an effort to increase the time it takes plaintiffs to resolve claims while conducting extensive investigations to try and exploit loopholes to avoid paying personal injury claims.

Skillful defense lawyers have ways to discredit plaintiffs and get claims dismissed, even legitimate claims have been known to get dismissed so long as the jury can somehow be coaxed into disliking the plaintiff in some way. In some cases defense lawyers will try and relate personal injuries to prior accidents or physical conditions and jurors will look for anything to return a very low amount in damages simply rule in favor of big businesses at the slightest indication that a plaintiff may be exaggerating a claim.

Many personal injury lawyers are very selective with the cases they choose to take. Even if you have suffered and have a valid claim a personal injury lawyer will need to be able to provide solid evidence of injury and damages before agreeing to take the case. Personal injury lawyers will usually pay all the costs associated with representing their clients upfront and only receive payment once a settlement has been reached. Plaintiffs will need to speak with an attorney in order to know if their claim is strong enough to go to trial.

Only some decades ago it was normal for insurance companies to pay a personal injury claim based on a standard figure multiplied by the amount of time a plaintiff has suffered plus the expenses they have incurred. Currently, however, insurance companies invest more in investigation aimed at discrediting plaintiffs and/or substantially lowering personal injury payment amounts.




Our city experiences an enormous number of personal injury cases each year. For instance, there were 25,000 auto accidents in the city in one year, many of these resulting in injury or death. Another statistic states that almost 1,200 deaths were recorded in the construction industry alone; the number of injuries was far beyond that. The list of personal injury types goes on and on; there are slips and fall, animal attacks, workplace accidents and medical malpractice.

All of these areas require expert help to understand, much less to win in a court case. If you have experienced a personal injury of any type, hiring skilled legal representation is the first thing that you should do. The complexity of this area of law can actually discourage victims from seeking recompense under the law. Do not allow the system’s complexity and seeming chaos to dissuade you from seeking the monetary compensation that you are owed under the law.

Many victims are confused about whether they would be covered by personal injury law. To help those victims, let’s take a look at what legally constitutes a personal injury. Under state law, any injury, be it a cut, a bruise, a broken bone or something else can be considered a personal injury. Emotional and mental injuries can be covered by this law as well. For instance, if you were the victim of libel, you are eligible under the law to receive applicable compensation. What constitutes compensation? Any monies received in a court ordered award is the definition of this compensation. The court (or jury) will set the amount of compensation you will receive. Only by having a skilled lawyer can you hope to get the amount of compensation that you need.

What can an attorney do for you that an insurance company cannot? The first thing to understand is that an insurance company is going to offer you the least amount of money they can. They exist to protect their own interests, not yours. Second, if you are relying on worker’s compensation insurance for a workplace accident, the insurance will pay you a pittance and there will be no sanctions against your employer. An expert lawyer can lobby the court to enforce sanctions against the company so that others are not injured as you were. Doing this benefits all the workers in that company. In addition, the lawyer will fight for the total amount you are eligible, not just the small amount the insurance company deems appropriate.

As a general rule, monetary compensation from an insurance company is less than 50% of the amount required to compensate you for time out of work, doctor’s bills, surgical expenses and pain and suffering. Only by employing expert legal advisors and representation can you hope to receive the maximum amount allowed under state law. Finding the most skilled lawyer for your needs should be accomplished as soon as you are physically able; the law allows only 2 years to file a suit for personal injury.


The number of apartments in our city keeps increasing. As the number of residents increases, there is nowhere to build but upwards. Apartment living can be a fun, exciting experience for those just getting out on their own, or even those who have been on their own for some time. In fact, there are few better ways to enjoy living in this great city.

However, apartment living does have a few hurdles to overcome. If you lived in a house, you would have homeowners insurance for injuries and disasters. For apartment owners, the only option is renters insurance. Why do you need renters insurance? Does the apartment owner’s insurance not cover accidents on the property? The answer to that question is yes and no. The apartment owners insurance will cover accidents and damage in the public areas of the building, as well as damage to the building and grounds. However, it will do nothing for injuries sustained in your apartment.

If someone is injured in your apartment, it is your responsibility. That means that you will have to pay for their medical bills, as well as any pain and suffering damages that are awarded, should your guest decide to take you to court. Having renters insurance is the best defense against this. Renters insurance will cover any accidents that your guests have, while in your apartment. In addition, it will cover your items in the case of a break in, fire or other disaster.

There are other ways in which you can limit the chances of an apartment accident occurring in the first place. Keeping your home tidy and clean is the best way. Keeping throw rugs secure, as well as loose items out of the floor will help. However, sometimes an accident will happen despite your best intentions. When this happens you need to have some specific information.

The first thing to do is to assess the situation. How badly is the person injured? The second thing you need to do is to call 911 and report the incident. They will dispatch paramedics to the scene, who will assess the situation further and take appropriate steps. Once that has been taken care of, you will need to give your guest our renter’s insurance policy number and the contact phone number of the company so that they can begin their claim.

Now, you will need to contact your insurance company to alert them to the claim and get further information about what will need to be done. Different insurance companies will have different procedures in the case of an accident and a claim. You will also need to find out if your guest will be hiring a personal injury attorney. Many times, a personal injury attorney can get better results than if the injured party relies solely in the insurance company to provide monetary compensation. If this is the case, you may be called to the witness stand to give your version of events and how the individual came to be injured.


When you think of personal injury, chances are you think of a car accident, a slip accident at work, or possibly a medical operation has gone awry. Many people do not think about product liability in conjunction with personal injury. This is unfortunate because there are many personal injuries each year caused by defective products. From defective electronics to home exercise equipment, there are a vast number of products that can cause harm to consumers.

Waiting to file a complaint or start a lawsuit until the company voluntarily recalls the product may be too late. There is a statute of limitations on personal injury cases, of usually 2 years. It can take far longer than this for a manufacturer to voluntarily recall a product. Even if nothing can come of your lawsuit until such time as a recall happens, you at least have the security of knowing that your complaint has been filed and you need not worry about the statute of limitations expiring.

All manufacturing companies are subject to recalls and defective products, from time to time. It is the manufacturer’s responsibility, though, to ensure that the products they bring to market are as safe as they can reasonably make them, with no known dangers posed to consumers from their use. However, what manufacturers are supposed to do and what they actually do are frequently to different things. Witness the incredible number of recalls by Ford in 2007 based on a faulty part that had been in use for more than 10 years!

Also, look at manufacturers like Bausch and Lomb with their ReNu product. This product was voluntarily recalled because it was determined the product could cause eye infections that can lead to corneal scarring, corneal replacement, and even blindness in consumers using this product. While Bausch and Lomb voluntarily recalled the product and stopped any further shipments, they have not offered a single penny to help consumers afflicted with these eye infections, even though there are affected people in 17 different states, totaling over 100 people in all.

So, what do you do if you are harmed by a product through no fault of your own? The first step is to speak with a product liability lawyer. They can assess your situation, as well as tell you if there are any class action lawsuits, recalls or other product information about the item. They can also help you with the legal process, offering you the best legal representation possible for your case. Using a skilled law firm is a much better option than simply going it alone or signing up with a class-action lawsuit on your own.

Finding a good law firm will help you get the monetary compensation that you deserve. Since the product harmed you through no fault of your own and you can prove that the item was properly used and not abused or misused in any way, getting a lawyer to represent you is the best idea.



Apartment living in is a popular thing. There are few better ways to make a home in this city. Homes are expensive, apartments can be found in all price ranges, in all areas of the city. However, with apartment living comes the potential for accidents. If you own the apartment and have renters insurance, then you are alright, but what if you come to harm in the apartment building? Your renters insurance does not cover anything outside of your apartment.

There are many ways in which you can be injured in an apartment building. Slips and falls on stairs are the most common, followed by slipping on water in the floor in public areas. There are many other ways in which you can come to harm in an apartment building through no fault of your own.

Will the building owner’s insurance cover your injuries? It is supposed to. By law, apartment owners or management companies are required to carry insurance for their buildings. This insurance covers all of the equipment around the building, as well as those who are injured in the building itself. Filing a claim with the insurance company should be the end of the matter, right? The insurance company will assess the situation and send you or the medical provider a check for the total amount of your medical bills, right? Not necessarily.

Securing a lawyer is the best way to get around this obstacle and get back to your life. With a skilled personal injury attorney, you can be compensated for your injury, the way it should be. Why won’t the insurance company cover all of the medical bills? They may cover them all, but that is unlikely. It is also unlikely that you will receive the money in a timely manner, so paying the bills will fall directly on your shoulders. The insurance company is not in business to pay out money, no matter what they claim. They will fight tooth and nail to prove that you were at fault, that you caused your own injury, or even that you are attempting to defraud them.

A qualified, experienced lawyer will know how to stop these dirty tricks and get the money that you are due for your pain and suffering. Taking on the insurance company by yourself is not advisable, especially if they are trying to prove that your case is false. Using the help of a skilled law firm, though, can help you achieve a better result.

Even if the insurance company offers to settle your case out of court, it is advisable to have legal counsel. They will be able to tell you if the offer is fair, of if you are entitled to pain and suffering damages in addition to the medical bills that you have accrued. Being injured is not something that you have to go through alone; an ethical law firm can help you in your time of need.



As parents, most people assume that while their children are in school, they are safe. The events of Columbine and other school tragedies aside, most parents still feel that their public school system is a safe place for their children. Perhaps this is simply because most students do not report it when they are the victim of a school assault.

Violence in schools has continued to escalate, exacerbated by gang affiliations and poor parental discipline, according to reports. There are a number of prevalent types of school assault, from bullying to sexual assault and more. In fact, schools can be one of the most dangerous places for your child. Learning about these assaults long after the fact does nothing to boost parents’ confidence in the school systems, either.

Before discussing how to deal with a school assault, let’s look at some of the most common forms:

Bullying: This is an age old problem. Bullying can be anything from name calling to slander and derogatory comments made about a student. Ordinarily, bullying is done by those students that most would feel should be the most upstanding of students, the sports stars, the popular students. Bullying is a key factor in many children’s learning experience. If it is present in large amounts, the educational quality of the school for those children is nil.

Sexual Assault: While rape may not be a word that most people associate with public schools, it does happen. As do other forms of sexual assault. Boys as well as girls are the victims of this, usually by violent, known offenders. There are other forms of sexual assault, as well. High schools, in particular, can be rife with this form of violence.

Gang Violence: Gang affiliation is on the rise amongst school age children. While high schools are the most susceptible to this form of violence, it can be found in middle schools and is even making some inroads into elementary school settings. Gang violence is a prime source of school assault, whether on rival gang members or on students completely unaffiliated with the gangs. Students do not need to be a member of a gang to be involved in the violence these organizations are infamous for.

Violent Offenders: There are many known offenders in ’s public school system. These are children that, for various reasons, find that they can threaten teachers, assault students and commit petty crimes for the fun of it. The system is inadequate to deal with students of this nature and simply leaving them in the schools creates more school assaults, more violence and more anger amongst other students.

If your child has been the victim of a school assault, you may feel that there are few options for you. However, contacting a skilled attorney can have dramatic effects. Taking the school system to court, taking the parents of the other children to court and other options can offer you a means of trying to set the situation right.


Dealing with the insurance companies after an accident can be quite a tricky affair. These insurance companies often prey upon unrepresented individuals, using their lack of knowledge to cheat them out of fair compensation. Therefore, having an experienced attorney to do your bidding is always a good idea. That’s what Personal Injury Lawyers do.

There are many experienced claim’s attorneys in our firm. You can ask your friends and colleagues for attorneys who may have worked with us before. Once you find an attorney, do not hire him in the first meeting. Take the first meeting as an interview and ask him about his experience regarding your case and other necessary back ground information. After signing a retainer agreement with the attorney, make sure that you agree for a contingency plan. Once involved in your claim, your accident attorney will immediately start a thorough investigation into the incident. They usually have a lot of junior assistants to help them do these investigations. His first course of action will be to take your statement and evaluate the weight of your claim. Next, he will advise you on a plan. This may involve taking the insurance company to court or just plain settling with money. When ever possible such attorneys try for an out of court strategy since it saves time and money. In case you have to go to court, having an experienced attorney on your side shows the insurance companies that they cannot cheat you out of a fair settlement. Also it is always better to have a lawyer fight for you in court rather than representing yourself. Good Lawyers can sway the judge and jury to your side.

The most important function of Personal Injury Lawyers is to represent you against any party responsible for physical or emotional damage to you or your loved ones. It is their duty to serve their clients and strive towards the fulfillment of their client’s objectives.


When dealing with an insurance company for a settlement, you may ask yourself if you need a compensation lawyer. This is necessary in case you seek justice. Well with our Personal Injury Lawyers on your side, you can be rest assured that you will receive a great compensation.

When hiring a Claims lawyer, it is very important that you inquire about the attorney from your trusted friends or colleagues. Consulting the attorney before hiring him is often a good way to evaluate his usefulness. Consider this first consultation as an interview. Feel free to ask him about his win-loss ratio, his experience in cases similar to yours, his modus-operandi, his contingency plan etc. A short retainer agreement is all that’s necessary to hire a claim’s attorney. But, before signing the document make sure that you go through the entire document and understand each clause. Most attorneys agree for a percentage of the settlement upon winning the case. But, you may also set a particular amount of settlement that you want, above which the extra amount goes to your claims lawyer. The Compensation attorney is your employee for the duration of the settlement. Thus, you can remove him from your case at any point of time, if you feel it is in your claim’s best interest. Doing so however, entitles the lawyer to some amount of compensation for the work he had done.

Always try to get an experienced lawyer to handle your case. An experienced lawyer’s presence on your side will aid you in seeking a settlement with the insurance company. These companies hanker after un-represented individuals and take advantage of their lack of knowledge on personal injury cases by giving a less that appropriate compensation. Retaining our Personal Injury Lawyers who are trustworthy and not unscrupulous may be tasking but, worth the pain.


You are a subject of personal injury, if you suffer any kind of physical or mental trauma, because of the neglect or mal-intention of another party. Our Personal Injury Lawyers are professionals, who will help you with the legalities based on cases that have been judged in Texas. Hence it is advisable to immediately hire a good lawyer if you find yourself a victim of a personal injury.

The most important use of such attorneys, is that they can protect your legal rights in case of a personal injury to you or your loved ones. Also, after they get engaged on your case, they have to keep you informed, of the important deadlines. Meeting the timelines for document submissions is very essential in order for you to fight the case for compensation. Personal injury lawyers will generally not take hourly wages. Instead, they work on a contingency fee basis. This means, that they will take some percentage of the compensation, in case of a favorable judgment or out of court settlement.

Apart from this, personal injury lawyers will also evaluate the extent of injury and thus, determine the best course of legal action to be taken. For example: If it is a case of a road accident where the party responsible does not cooperate with the victim regarding the deserving compensation, he or she can approach personal injury lawyers. The attorneys will first find out if the client had any fault in the accident and then depending upon the findings, they will advise the client on further actions. These may either be filling of a court case or out of court settlement. It is the lawyers’ responsibility to follow up with their own investigation on your claim and thus save you a lot of time which you can use for recuperation.


Accidents are always out of negligence. A victim of an accident has to be hospitalized and thus, has to incur a loss of time and money. When this accident is not your fault, how do you protect yourself from such useless losses? The answer is to hire accident lawyers. These compensation lawyers are officially known as Personal Injury Lawyers.

How do you know if you have a claim strong enough to ask for compensation? Personal Injury Lawyers deal with cases similar to yours regularly, so, they can tell you on the outset, if it is beneficial to make a claim or not. If your case is weak, then it is not wise to waste your valuable funds on such a claim. Also, most of these attorneys are specialized in certain aspects of the case and have a team of junior partners who can carry out proper investigations. In court, having a lawyer on your side to deal with the defendant’s counsel, is always advantageous. An experienced attorney is objective about a case and will know when to go for mediation, thus saving you from unnecessary hassles and further expenditure. Your insurance agency and the front party involved will try to push you towards a hasty settlement; however your attorney will help you fight this pressure. The most compelling reason to hire a personal injury lawyer is that you do not pay the attorney if you do not win. For this reason, your compensation attorney will work hard to win the case. A knowledge of how the judge and jury reacts, combined with the experience of handling insurance companies with settlement issues, makes these specialized attorneys quite indispensable to your claim.

As lawyers, it is their right, as well as their duty to defend victims of negligence and fight for your cause. Therefore, one should always prefer to take the help of an attorney as opposed to filling a claim individually.


Have you suffered from a personal injury recently? Personal injuries normally occur when you have been hurt physically due to the carelessness of somebody else. For example, you might have hurt yourself at the workplace due to some safety regulations not being followed by your company. Also, you may have been the victim of a hit and run accident, when you got injured due to somebody else’s careless driving.

Personal injuries are the reason you might find yourself hospitalized, and unable to go to work. These personal injuries can also be so serious that you are not able to work anymore. Under such circumstances, you are definitely entitled to a lawful personal injury compensation on the part of the company or the person which caused you such needless suffering. And this is where personal injury lawyers come in.

Personal injury lawyers are experienced lawyers who know everything about getting you compensation in a personal injury claims case. They are also going to give you good advice about whether you should settle for an out of court settlement instead of letting your case go to court. Naturally, you would want the services of a personal injury lawyer, who can give you the right advice, and make sure that you do not suffer from any more, mental, emotional and physical trauma or hassle.

A number of personal injury victims do not want to take their case to court because they are under the impression that a personal injury court case is very tiresome and long drawn . However, in the hands of experienced personal injury lawyers , you are definitely not going to undergo that sort of mental hassle or trauma ever. So put your case in the hands of our experienced lawyers and let them take on all your worries for you!



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