"No surgery, even laser surgery, should be taken lightly"
Recently, the use of lasers for cosmetic surgery has gained significant traction in the industry. These procedures still come along with substantial risk for medical negligence and serious injuries.
One such procedure is endovenous ablation. This is a relatively new procedure that is taught by the cosmetic surgery industry as virtually pain-free, outpatient, and safe. The procedure involves a laser used to focus laser energy into a varicose vein wall. The hope is that the heat of the laser will cause the problem vein to shrink and seal...but this is not always the case.
Unfortunately, this procedure has many complications and many opportunities for medical negligence. When endovenous ablation is not properly performed, complications can include loss of limbs, most likely a leg, or even death. There are a number of centers in Champaign Illinois that offer endovenous ablation and numerous adverse events have occurred.
The complications associated with laser cosmetic surgery can be avoided by using proper surgical care. Major medical institutions such as a Mayo Clinic warn about being a conscience consumer in regard to laser vein treatment. When consulting with a medical clinic that advertising laser vein treatment, it is important to ask the physician whether or not they have had any adverse events while performing the procedure.
As a prospective patient, you have the right to question your doctor about whether or not he/she has been a party to any medical malpractice lawsuits.
At Phebus & Koester, we have extensive experience in medical malpractice cases of all nature. If your loved one has been severely injured from cosmedic surgery, such as endovenous appellations, please consult us for a free consultation.
By: Ryan R. Bradley