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Inquiries

06 Feb

Yesterday I made two calls. One was to the Federation of State Medical Boards and the other was to the American Society of Plastic Surgeons. Unfortunately neither person I was directed to has called me back. I AM prepared, however. I have a list of questions that I’m prepared to ask.

1) Are plastic surgeons required to report botched surgeries? (a surgery with complications attributed to surgeon error)

2) if yes, to whom do they report? Is there disciplinary action?

a) if not, why not?

3) Are there statistics available on the number of complications that develop after surgery?

4) Is it true that any MD can call themselves a plastic surgeon even if they don’t have the specialty training?

5) what regulations are in place to protect the consumer from #4?

What other questions would you like to see answers to?

 

2 responses to “Inquiries

  1. Annie

    November 10, 2012 at 8:34 pm

    Is it true that gangrene happens occasionally, without it being a cause of the doctor and if it was the doctors responablity and you signed a waiver stating that if infection occurs the doctor is not responcible , yet it was neglect, do you have a case to sew.

     
    • Maria_Myrback

      November 10, 2012 at 10:08 pm

      It’ depends on state laws as to what conditions you can pursue a law suit under. Gangrene is bacterial. Necrosis can be caused by insufficient blood flow to the area. So necrosis, is an iffy thing that may have no obvious cause. Gangrene is a whole different animal. You need to see an infection specialist ASAP to get a specific diagnosis. Keep records and take weekly pictures if you plan to sue. Good luck to you. Please feel free to ask more questions.

       

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