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Woman Alleges Plastic Surgeon Failed to Inform her of Risks

A complaint has been filled in Cabell Circuit Court by a woman who underwent plastic surgery. She alleges that she was injured during the surgery.

On May 30, 2013, Tabitha Nicole Ross named Dr. Michael R. Spindel, a plastic surgeon, in a lawsuit related to breast augmentation surgery that he performed on her. Ross’ suit alleges that Dr. Spindel negligently, carelessly and recklessly failed to exercise reasonable care in her treatment by failing to inform her of the risks. Further, Spindel failed to properly address the complications and lack of healing of Ross’ wounds and downplayed the negligence in her care.

Ross’ lawsuit alleges that in the follow-up care she received from Spindel after her surgery, the physician was negligent and failed to promptly recognize, diagnose and treat the complications of her surgery, including the lack of surgical wound healing, deformities, nodules and lumps. Because of Spindel’s negligence, Ross’ injuries are permanent and will require future treatment and she will continue to suffer pain and discomfort, physical deformities, scarring and disfigurement.

Ross is suing for compensatory and punitive damages as well as for emotional distress and inability to enjoy life.

Almost every surgical procedure has its own set of risks and potential complications. Most physicians will outline all of the risks associated with any given surgical procedure. Sometimes however, things can go wrong. Every patient that undergoes a surgical procedure entrusts their care to their physician. It is reasonable to expect that the physician will provide good care and at a certain standard.

When things do go wrong, it takes an experienced and knowledgeable attorney to know how to best represent clients in the complex area of malpractice and medical negligence law.

At Bottar Leone PLLC, our malpractice attorneys have years of experience and expertise representing patients and their loved ones in malpractice and medical negligence cases. If you or a loved one has suffered as a result of medical malpractice or negligence, contact us today. You may be entitled to compensation for your medical bills, continuing therapies, loss of income, as well as pain and suffering or wrongful death. Contact us today to schedule a free, in-depth consultation and evaluation of your case.

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