How a Lawyer Can Help With Your Case

Hiring a medical malpractice lawyer as soon as possible can help ensure you get the full compensation you deserve. In addition, a lawyer can ensure you meet all required deadlines for filing a claim. In Rhode Island, there is a time limit to take action for medical malpractice against a plastic surgeon. The statute of limitations for a medical malpractice claim is three years from the date of the surgery or procedure. If it takes longer than three years to discover the plastic surgery injury, you can still file a claim as long as you can prove the injury was not discoverable at the time of the surgery.

Negligence Can Result in Physical and Emotional Damage

  • Permanent scarring
  • Disfigurement
  • Infection
  • Nerve damage or paralysis
  • Skin discoloration
  • Pneumonia
  • Excessive bleeding
  • Serious reaction to anesthesia
  • Death

An experienced lawyer will fight to get you a full and fair settlement. They will need to prove that the surgeon did not take precautions to prevent the injury or failed in their duties as a surgeon. To do this, a lawyer will need to prove your claim by gathering evidence that can be used for your case. This may include medical records and witness testimony detailing the surgery or procedure.

A lawyer will determine the value of your claim, and if it is proven that the plastic surgeon was negligent in their actions, you may be able to recover damages.

Potential Recoverable Damages for Plastic Surgery Malpractice

  • Medical bills and expenses
  • Long-term care
  • Physical therapy
  • Lost wages
  • Pain and suffering
  • Loss of companionship
  • Loss of consortium
  • Wrongful death

Have You or a Loved One Been Injured by a Medical Practitioner?

If you feel you've been subjected to medical malpractice, you need to speak with an experienced medical malpractice lawyer as soon as possible. Please contact us online or call our Warwick office directly at 401.946.3200 to schedule your free consultation. We help medical malpractice victims in Providence, Warwick, and all areas of Rhode Island.


Christopher L. Russo
Helping Rhode Island personal injury victims for nearly three decades to get the compensation they deserve.