Were you left with a lot of burns on your face after undergoing the laser skin resurfacing procedure for acne scars? If your attempt for removing the scars actually made the condition worse, it is possible that the dermatologist that performed the procedure is responsible for what happened to your face. You might want to file a personal injury lawsuit against the other party if the situation has had a negative effect on your life. Below, you are going to find out how an attorney can help you obtain money for what you are going through.
You Must Explain What Happened Before & During the Procedure
What you were told before undergoing the laser skin removal procedure will play a role in whether or not the dermatologist can be held responsible. For instance, you must explain if the risks of undergoing the procedure were discussed before you agreed to go through with it. It is also important to let your attorney know if you made any complaints to the specialist while he or she was performing the procedure, such as if your skin was burning excessively. Let the attorney know how the specialist reacted when you complained. Did he or she say that the burning is normal and simply continue using the laser?
Experts in the Field of Laser Skin Resurfacing Will Be Contacted
After the initial consultation is complete, the attorney will begin working on your case to obtain evidence that the dermatologist committed malpractice. The attorney will get expert advice for other specialists in the field of laser skin resurfacing. He or she will basically ask the experts what could have led to your face getting burned to such an extreme during the procedure. The experts will let the attorney know what they may have done different, especially after you complained about burning. It is possible that the attorney will ask one or more of the experts to act as a witness for your claim.
Your Overall Possible Compensation Amount Will Be Calculated
When the attorney is sure that you have a chance of winning the lawsuit against the dermatologist, he or she will calculate the amount of money that you can obtain. You can get money for medical bills that are involved with treating the burns on your face. If getting treated has caused you to lose wages, they can be compensated. Going through the trauma can bring your compensation amount up even more if you request that you are paid for your pain and suffering.