Medical malpractice is a situation that no one wants to find themselves in, but the reality is that it happens all the time in Florida and across the country. Medical malpractice cases are almost always complicated, time-consuming and stressful. If you have been injured because of a medical professional’s carelessness or mistake, you may be entitled to receive monetary damages. Our hard-working Miami medical injury lawyers will examine your case and help you understand your rights and options under the law.
A father and son team who have already settled 290 medical malpractice lawsuits for botched breast-implant surgeries that left women disfigured and in severe pain are now facing more malpractice claims. Allergan, the breast implant manufacturer, has also been accused of fraud for paying the surgical duo for thousands of surgeries to replace supposedly defective implants even though, upon closer inspection, the implants showed no defects. According to the lawsuit, the surgeons were one of Allergan’s top 10 breast implant customers in the state of Florida.
Women have consistently claimed in lawsuits that the surgeons made their implants far larger than they had requested. Some women noticed black mold in their implants while others said that the surgeries left them with stabbing pains. A large number of women stated that the procedures left their breasts hardened, misshapen and lopsided. In addition, the women said the surgeons failed to use an anesthesiologist or a nurse anesthetist. Rather, the doctors used ketamine, a tranquilizer as a sedative, which led to hallucinations and patients waking up during surgery.
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