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Medical professional negligence not accepted in Maryland

Elective surgery, for whatever reason, has become a viable option for many who are not happy with their appearances. These procedures can be very expensive, invasive and often require more than one visit. Finding a Maryland practitioner who is not only in good standing professionally but also skilled, can sometimes be harder than one might think. Many patients will turn to a doctor only to find that they are left dealing with serious complications from medical professional negligence.

A practitioner in another state recently had her license suspended after the state board became aware of a lawsuit asking for $750,000 in damages. Upon further investigation, the board also discovered over $1.3 million in damages had been paid on the doctor' behalf for botched surgeries, specifically liposuction, in a time span of four years. Digging deeper still , the board found that medical records on eight specific patients to which these damages had been paid did not have adequately kept medical records.

One case allegedly reported that a woman went to see the doctor in question for a cosmetic procedure. The practitioner removed fat deposits from the woman's body and told her to freeze them at home for later use. Upon returning to the center for the follow up procedure, the doctor injected the fat into the face of the woman, who shortly thereafter developed a serious infection.

Medical professional negligence is not expected or accepted. Practicing on patients who then become victims can leave lasting damages and long-term health consequences. Maryland residents who have been the victims of a medical care provider's negligence may wish to seek legal recourse in civil court. With the aid of an attorney, a successful lawsuit could provide monetary compensation to help cover medical bills, lost wages and pain and suffering.

Source: tulsaworld.com, "Tulsa doctor's license suspended for 12 months after allegations of faulty cosmetic procedures", Barbara Hoberock, July 20, 2017

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