Dermabrasion Injury Claim *
Dermabrasion is a type of surgical skin treatment which is often performed by a dermatologist or cosmetic surgeon. Dermabrasion is used to change the appearance of the skin by using an abrasive which intentionally injures the skin in a controlled manner. It is often used in order to treat scars and aged skin. Microdermabrasion is another form of this but is a non-surgical technique which affects only the superficial dead layer of skin. This procedure can also be carried out by a nonphysician practitioner. In most cases, dermabrasion is a safe procedure which many people use in order to improve the appearance of their skin. Most people who undergo the treatment are aware of the side effects associated with this and understand that it may take some time for the skin to heal. In a small minority of cases, there may be an error made or a personal injury may be sustained. This usually occurs as a result of negligence caused by the medical practitioner who is carrying out the surgical procedure. As a result of this, liability is generally placed on the practitioner who administered the dermabrasion treatment for failing to show a reasonable level of duty of care. They are required to meet certain standards so failing to do this could result in various injuries being sustained. In order to prove that they acted in a negligent manner, it must be shown that you would not have sustained injuries or developed an illness if this treatment or surgery was carried out by another medical practitioner. If they have failed to ensure your health and safety and make you aware of the risks which are associated with dermabrasion then they could be found liable.
- Sensitivity to sunlight
- Changes in skin tone
- Enlarged pores
- Redness of the skin
Causes of Dermabrasion Injuries
Failing to correctly inform patients
An important part of any procedure is ensuring that the patient consents to the treatment which they will receive. It is essential that they are informed of any risks associated with the surgery so that they can make their own decision on whether they would still like to go ahead with the dermabrasion treatment or not. Failing to inform patients of all necessary information is a form of negligence.
As dermabrasion is an invasive treatment it should be carried out with the highest standard of care so as to ensure that no injuries are sustained. Using incorrect techniques can cause the skin to become red and swollen. As this is as a result of a surgery error this may not fade for some time or at all. Medical practitioners should use a technique which is suitable for the patient and their specific needs.
Using faulty or incorrect equipment is the most common cause of injuries caused by dermabrasion. Only approved equipment that meets the high standards of the industry should be used. As dermabrasion deals with delicate skin it is important to not cause any further injuries or illness to the patient.
Failing to assess the patient
Prior to any procedure, medical practitioners are required to carry out an assessment on their patient to ensure that they are a suitable candidate for the dermabrasion treatment. Carrying out this surgery on an unsuitable candidate can cause injuries to be sustained or can lead to incorrect results and further issues.
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