Can I Recover Damages For a Botched Microblade Cosmetic Surgery?
Every surgery and cosmetic procedure comes with risks. It is not normal or reasonable, however, for a patient to assume the risk of medical malpractice or negligence during a procedure. Malpractice means that a medical provider failed to use the proper standard of care, resulting in harm to the patient. If your practitioner made a careless mistake or error during your microblade cosmetic surgery, resulting in injuries or permanent scarring, you may be entitled to financial compensation. Learn more about this type of lawsuit in New Jersey.
What Is Microblade Cosmetic Surgery?
Microblading is a type of semi-permanent makeup that is applied to the eyebrow area using a disposable manual tool. Unlike a traditional tattoo, microblading only lasts about three years. Clients use microblading to make their eyebrows appear fuller by filling them in with semi-permanent pigment dye. The pigment is applied using a handheld tool with tiny needles to make the strokes appear like real hair.
What Are Common Injuries Associated With Microblade Cosmetic Surgery?
Microblade cosmetic surgery has grown in popularity in recent years. Like all cosmetic procedures, however, semi-permanent makeup tattooing comes with possible risks to the patient. A procedure does not have to be invasive to come with serious risks. Eyebrow microblading can cause adverse side effects or reactions in a client – especially if the esthetician makes a preventable error. Common injuries associated with this type of surgery include:
- Infection. If the salon or medical facility does not use proper sanitation measures for its microblading tools, the patient’s eyebrow area may be prone to infection. This is because microblading breaks the skin, inviting infectious diseases from issues such as germs or reused needles. It is critical for all equipment to be properly sterilized before microblading.
- Scarring. Some patients have reported permanent facial scarring connected to botched microblade cosmetic surgeries. This is especially common when a patient has to undergo revision or tattoo removal. The removal process, if done incorrectly, can cause blistering, burning and permanent damage to the affected skin.
- Allergic reaction. The U.S. Food and Drug Administration does not regulate the color additives used in microblade procedures. It can therefore be difficult to know exactly what is in the pigment – increasing the risk of allergic reactions. Your esthetician should be able to give you more information about the types of pigment that they use and possible allergens.
Injuries associated with microblade cosmetic surgery can be life-threatening in the most severe cases. Do your research when choosing the salon and esthetician who will be performing your microblading procedure. The salon should be licensed and have a provider who has received the appropriate education and training specifically in microblade cosmetic surgery. The premises should be clean, sanitary and orderly.
Negligence and Microblading
The odds of experiencing an adverse reaction or injury from microblade cosmetic surgery greatly increase when a salon or esthetician is negligent. Negligence means a lack of proper care, such as an esthetician cutting corners and botching a procedure. If microblade surgery injuries reasonably would have been prevented with an appropriate level of care by the provider, the injured victim can file a medical malpractice lawsuit in pursuit of monetary damages.
Before the patient can recover financial compensation for a botched microblade cosmetic surgery, the patient or his or her attorney must prove malpractice. This requires clear and convincing evidence that the esthetician in question did something or failed to do something that a reasonable professional would have done under similar circumstances, and that this is what caused the victim’s injuries.
An attorney in New Jersey can help you prove your medical malpractice claim using compelling evidence and recover the financial compensation that you deserve for a botched microblading procedure. Contact the Law Offices of Jeffrey S. Hasson, P.C. today for a free consultation about your rights.