Man sues after surgical errors destroy his nose

On Behalf of | Jun 20, 2013 | Surgical Errors

South Carolina individuals who are considering cosmetic surgery may be interested in the case of an Oklahoma man who is suing for a nose job nightmare. A 35-year-old man is seeking damages against his surgeon for an unknown amount after numerous surgical errors caused his nose to become deformed.

According to the man, he investigated 10 different surgeons in 2006 before choosing a doctor who he believed would be able to adjust his slightly asymmetrical nostrils. The surgery was only supposed to take a short time with a two-day recovery period.

He claims that he was happy with the initial nose job but returned to the doctor’s office shortly after when he began to have breathing problems. Over the next few months, he received seven surgeries to try and fix the complications. The surgeon performed the subsequent surgeries with no charge.

The victim has now had 24 surgeries in the last seven years to fix the medical errors. He must use a tube in order to breathe, and he describes himself as being in pain at all times. According to the man’s lawyer, the doctor and his staff were in way over their heads when the first surgery failed. The man is suing his surgeon for medical malpractice. The man has also accused the doctor of prescribing a sleep-aid and painkillers to him after the man had admitted to having suicidal thoughts as a result of the medical errors.

Medical and surgical errors can cause South Carolina patients unnecessary pain and suffering, an extended recovery time and even death. With their network of registered nurses and skilled doctors, an experienced medical malpractice attorney may be able to aid their clients in seeking compensation that can help the victims with medical bills, lost wages and pain and suffering.

Source: abc News, “Nose Job Nightmare: Man Sues After 24 Surgeries“, Katie Moisse, June 13, 2013


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