Liposuction procedures have been around for a while and evolving with changing technology. Currently, laser liposuction procedures are common and growing in the United States. However, no matter how sophisticated the technology, there is always a risk of burns for varying reasons. In such a case, it is best to work with a burn injury lawyer as you’re owed compensation for the burn injuries you sustain.
Process followed in a liposuction procedure
There are two types of liposuction procedures. While traditional liposuction is done using a metal tube that pulls out fat out of a person’s body, on the other hand, laser liposuction, is a more recent method that uses heat to melt fat cells. This liquified fat is absorbed through the patient’s lymphatic system, and any remaining fat is suctioned out. Laser liposuction is typically an outpatient procedure, that is, a patient does not need to be admitted to a hospital.
Risks involved in laser liposuction
While the results are immediate, risks are involved for someone going through a laser liposuction procedure. Some common complications include third degree burns, charred tissue, scarring, or infection. All of these, while avoidable, can cause excruciating physical pain as well as mental trauma. Moreover, these complications are often a result of someone’s negligence.
Common reasons of complications
While reasons for complications can be many, when we talk about negligence-related causes, the most common cause can be lack of skill of the professional undertaking the procedure or conducting the procedure on someone who was at high risk due to an external factor. It is important for the professional to collect all required information to make sure that the person going through the procedure is eligible for it and to minimize the risk as far as possible. That being said, if the burn injury and subsequent complications have occurred due to negligence of the professional, you’re owed compensation.
Here’s what to do if you get burn injuries during a liposuction procedure
Proving negligence in a burn injury due to liposuction can be complicated. It is best to work with a burn injury lawyer who can help you with receiving the settlement you deserve. They will account for your physical injuries as well as other factors such as pain and suffering, loss of wages, loss of enjoyment of life, etc. that are a result of this accident.
If you or someone you know has suffered a burn injury due to someone’s negligence, you need the top injury attorney, contact Siler & Ingber today. Call us on 1-877-529-4343 or complete our online form on this page to schedule a case evaluation with one of our experienced personal injury attorneys. Our consultation is free and we do not charge a fee unless we win your case.