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Many women in Massachusetts and around the world fantasize about their wedding day. Once a couple decides to get married, multiple preparations typically begin. Many women exercise, get skin treatments, tans, hairstyles and make-up as part of their personal preparation. Sadly, one woman in another state did not get to see her wedding dreams come true. She suffered permanent brain injury following a cosmetic surgery in preparation for her wedding.

According to the woman’s 26-year-old son, the woman chose her to have cosmetic surgery weeks prior to her wedding. She sought advice only for anti-wrinkle treatment and Botox but was allegedly encouraged to also have liposuction. The woman agreed to the surgery, but it did not go as planned.

The surgery was performed in the doctor’s office, which was not equipped to handle medical emergencies. Eight hours after her surgery began, her heart stopped, and paramedics were called to the office. Although her heart was restarted after an intervention, her trip to the hospital was delayed. The surgeon stitched the patient’s incision closed, and paramedics were required to carry the woman’s stretcher downstairs to an ambulance, delaying further treatment. The woman’s son reports that the patient has suffered permanent brain damage, leading to a lawsuit being filed against the physician; it is the fourth pending lawsuit against this doctor.

A traumatic brain injury can be difficult emotionally, physically and financially to handle. Brain injuries can vary in severity and the level of medical care required to treat them. Some injuries result in around the clock care and expensive medical treatment. Massachusetts attorneys familiar with medical malpractice cases can assist and advise families suffering due to the negligent actions of a medical professional.

Source: techtimes.com, “Woman Suffers Brain Damage From Cosmetic Surgery: Doctor Charged With Medical Malpractice, Again“, Aaron Mamiit, May 22, 2018