Liposuction Patient Suing for Medical Malpractice

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Loposuktion-AspiratA woman in Chicago filed a lawsuit in Cook County Circuit Court on June 9, naming Present St. Joseph Hospital-Chicago, Dr. Florence Mussat and Presence Chicago Hospitals Network as negligent in injuries she suffered.

According to the complaint, Sharrone M. Travis had liposuction performed on her buttocks. Her lawyers are alleging that surgeons performed the procedure improperly. They are also alleging that hospital staff failed to adequately check on Travis after the procedure. Both of these things contributed to a necrotizing infection post-surgery which caused severe pain.

The plaintiff is seeking at least $50,000 in damages, which is the jurisdictional limitation of the court. She is also seeking court costs. When the lawsuit will begin is unknown at this time.

Cosmetic procedures are options that many people choose to feel better about themselves and boost their self confidence. When cases of negligence occur, the outcome can be devastating.

If you believe that you or a loved one has been the victim of a doctor’s negligence in New York and have suffered injury or illness, please reach out to our team. We will review the details of your case and advise you of the options you have under current New York law. Call today or browse our website for more information about our firm and how we can assist you. We are here for you and your family as you begin to heal and move on with your lives.

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