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Plastic surgery error leaves New York man without nose

Any botched surgery seems unnecessary and unfortunate. But with plastic surgery, there is an extra air of regret because many of the procedures are optional or elective. Although elective, these cosmetic surgeries should be performed with the exact same standard of care as any other surgery. Tell this to the New York man who is still without his nose following an initial nose job over five years ago.
Following a divorce, the man admits he opted for the nose job for cosmetic reasons. But he took the surgery seriously and chose a respected surgeon in Tulsa, Oklahoma, where he was living. Surgery number one left him with some breathing troubles and difficulty sleeping. So he returned to the surgeon over and over to fix the problem. The doctor performed eight surgeries in one year alone. He is not up to 22 surgeries.
The devastating move happened during a surgery in 2011. The surgeon sliced off the man’s nose while he was unconscious. The doctor alleged there was an infection in the nose. Since the patient was unconscious, the doctor made a judgment call. After this procedure, the surgeon sent the man a letter which stated he would no longer work with him, calling the patient “medically unstable.”
The man now has to wear a medical mask to cover the hole in his face. He breathes through a straw. It will take him many more surgeries to achieve a normal looking nose but the problem is finding a doctor who is capable. Many doctors recognize the difficulty of his case.
Like any surgical procedure, there is the risk of surgeon error with cosmetic procedures. If there error is the cause of any negligence or failure to adhere to the standard of care by the doctor or medical facility, then there is a course of action for a harmed patient. Patients can speak with a New York Surgical Error Attorney to learn about their options. Although the man in this instance may never feel completely healed from this trauma, he may have legal recourse that will bring consolation.


Jay W. Dankner

JAY W. DANKNER was born, raised and educated in Brooklyn, New York. After graduation from law school in 1973, he joined the firm of the legendary, Harry H, Lipsig, under whose tutelage he learned the intricacies of civil litigation and trials. He tried and won his first case against General Motors in a case involving a design defect within weeks after his admission. Thereafter, he focused his attention on the emerging and developing field of law known as products liability litigation.



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