Have You Been Injured in a Laser Surgery Incident?

There’s no question that laser surgery can be useful when done correctly. Unfortunately, in some cases, patients are the victims of severe and permanent injuries caused by negligent doctors and operators who aren’t even licensed as physicians.

Laser surgery can be used to treat a wide range of issues including:

  • Hair removal.
  • Skin rejuvenation.
  • Vascular lesions.

In most cases, a plastic surgeon or dermatologist will be in charge of laser surgery but a recent study showed that almost 40% of procedures that lead to lawsuits are done by people who aren’t physicians, including nurses and aestheticians.

The issue with “medical spas”

Medical professionals are worried about nonmedical facilities that provide laser hair removal but don’t have a licensed physician. Often referred to as “medical spas,” these can be dangerous places. The good news is that California has better protection than other states. For example, a “medical spa” must be owned and operated by physicians in order to legally operate within the state. Unlicensed medical assistants and cosmetologists cannot legally perform laser surgery. Registered nurses and physician assistants can perform these treatments but it must be done under the supervision of a physician.

Many injuries can result from laser surgery gone wrong

The bad news is that if laser surgery goes wrong, serious injuries can occur. Some of the possible injuries include:

If you’ve been injured during a laser surgery, then you need to work with a personal injury law firm that works with victims like you.

Possible compensation for injuries resulting from laser surgery

You may be entitled to a wide range of compensations, including the expense of repairing the damage that was done to you. The best way to find out what your options are is to get a free consultation from Law Offices of Fernando D. Vargas. We will discuss possible compensation for pain and suffering. Anyone who’s dealt with burns knows that they are among the most painful injuries a person can endure.

Compensation may also be available for emotional distress. The truth is that scarring and skin discoloration are more than an inconvenience. They can lead to depression, low self-esteem, and embarrassment.

If you’ve suffered at the hands of an unskilled laser surgery practitioner, then you need to speak with Law Offices of Fernando D. Vargas right away. We will inform you about your rights and what possible remedies may be available to you. Remember that the longer you wait, the more your possible award may be in danger. We work on contingency, which means you don’t have to pay us a cent until we recover a payment for you. There’s no risk and there’s no reason not to call Law Offices of Fernando D. Vargas at 909-982-0707 today!