Uninsured Discount Surgeons A Threat To Public Health

Date Posted:

March 27, 2018

Post Author

Andres Beregovich

Outpatient cosmetic surgery is a popular health trend in Florida, but the ease of access hides a darker side: uninsured doctors and patient injuries.

The Beregovich Law Firm recently represented a patient who suffered severe injuries after a botched Brazilian Butt Lift procedure. Our client underwent a routine outpatient procedure but, afterwards, experienced loss of feeling in her arms and legs and eventually paralysis. After being rebuffed by the cosmetic surgeon several times and told that her troubles were just side effects of anesthesia, she visited a neurologist who confirmed that the patient had suffered a stroke; she was then hospitalized for a month and spent some time in ICU. Today, she lives with memory loss, panic attacks, and anxiety while still navigating the changes in her body.

The clinic that botched her procedure and follow-up care is still in business with seemingly no repercussions!

Booking Procedures Show Disregard For Patient Health

One of the most astonishing things we discovered during our case was that consultations and booking procedures do not typically involve meeting with the surgeon who will do the procedure – or any surgeon at all for that matter. This presents a huge risk for patients who are entrusting their lives to these surgeons. With little to no pre-procedure health checks in place, patients are pacing an awful lot of trust in a doctor they’ve never met in person.

Lack Of Malpractice Insurance Limits Patient Options

What is equally alarming to our Orlando and Miami personal injury attorney is the knowledge that Florida does not require physicians to carry medical malpractice insurance. So, not only are these discount cosmetic surgery clinics not providing surgical consultations prior to performing procedures but the doctors may not be carrying any kind of malpractice or liability insurance to protect themselves against lawsuits brought by injured patients.

Does this affect the patient’s ability to sue for damages? Absolutely! Many personal injury attorneys will not bring a lawsuit against an uninsured doctor because the potential payout is usually less than what they could recover against an insured doctor.

This puts patients at a disadvantage, making it harder for them to find a Florida personal injury attorney to represent them and help them secure financial recompense for their injuries. The Beregovich Law Firm is different. We represent patients in all types of medical malpractice lawsuits whether the doctor carries insurance or not.

If you have been injured as a result of a medical or cosmetic procedure and want to know if you are entitled to compensation for your injuries, contact The Beregovich Law Firm at (800) 631-9009 or email us today to arrange a consultation with our Florida medical malpractice attorney.