For those who are balding, a hair transplant could seem like the answer to your dreams. But for one man, the procedure turned into a medical emergency. The man has filed a lawsuit in Cook County against a hair clinic citing medical negligence. The lawsuit claims that the man suffered severe and permanent injuries and disfigurement due to the negligent care he received as part of a hair transplant. The lawsuit seeks damages of at least $50,000.
Hair transplant procedures are done to place hair onto the head in areas that are bald or balding. During the operation, the doctor removes hair follicles from other areas, such as the neck. The follicles are taken in small groups, roots and all, and are then replanted into prepared sections of the scalp. The hair should take root in the new areas, however, sometimes the procedure does not work, and the hair does not grow properly.
Before a transplant takes place, the patient is examined to determine whether he is a good candidate for this type of operation. The man in this case indicates that he was never a good candidate, but was never told and the hair transplant took place anyway. Transplants are not right for everyone. Each person should be properly evaluated to determine whether a transplant will be possible.
The hair transplant in this instance was not successful. This resulted in painful and permanent injuries. The man required extensive medical treatment to resolve the problems caused by the botched procedure. The lawsuit, filed against The Chicago Hair Transplant Clinic, and the doctor, alleges that medical negligence caused severe injuries. Medical professionals are required, by law, to provide the proper level of medical care. When a doctor fails to do so, and injuries are sustained, the doctor may be found to be negligent.
Medical malpractice occurs when a doctor was negligent. The doctor may have made a mistake, failed to diagnose a condition, or provided improper treatment. In this case, the victim states that the doctor knew that a hair transplant was likely to fail, but continued ahead with the procedure without informing the man. When someone is injured due to the mistake or mistreatment of a doctor, he may be entitled to receive compensation to cover the expenses incurred.
Compensation for Injuries
When injuries are severe they may require a great deal of medical care, surgeries, and treatment. These procedures are expensive and time-consuming. The man in this case indicates that he has been permanently injured and disfigured. Those who suffer permanent injures because of medical malpractice may be entitled to compensation to cover medical costs, as well as money for pain and suffering. In this situation, the man is likely seeking money to compensate for the permanent disfigurement, which he suffered as a direct result of the medical mistake.
If you or a relative have been hurt due to the mistake of a doctor, contact the experienced legal team at Levin & Perconti to learn your options.