Cosmetic Surgery Malpractice

Since 1988, Grossman Roth Yaffa Cohen has represented families who have lost loved ones to someone else's negligent actions. Our firm has a proven track record of success, winning millions of dollars in rightful compensation for our clients.

Miami Cosmetic Surgery Malpractice Lawyers

Were You Injured Due to Cosmetic Surgery in South Florida?

The state of Florida is viewed by many as a top cosmetic surgery destination due to its relaxed medical regulations, multiple tourist hot spots and discounted deals on cosmetic surgeries. While there are many skilled cosmetic surgeons in Florida, the state is also home to a multitude of unqualified and unlicensed surgeons who target unsuspecting patients. These patients can be allured by the promise of a discount tummy tuck, Braziliam Butt Lift or other surgery. Then, the surgeons offering these low prices may downplay the risks associated with the desired surgery and omit mentioning what could happen in the case of medical malpractice. As recent years have shown, cosmetic surgeries can result in catastrophic injuries or death for unsuspecting patients.

Grossman Roth Yaffa Cohen can help you hold negligent surgical centers and the healthcare providers working there accountable for their actions. The firm has represented those injured by medical malpractice since 1988 and has had success amounting to millions of dollars for their clients. Esteemed organizations, such as Lawdragon 500® and Martindale-Hubbell®, have honored them for their legal acumen and attentive care to their clients.

Contact Grossman Roth Yaffa Cohen online for a free consultation with a Miami cosmetic surgery malpractice attorney.

The Risks of Common Cosmetic Surgery

The American Society of Plastic Surgeons (ASPS) reported that 18.1 million cosmetic procedures were performed in 2019, with 16.3 million of those being minimally invasive. An additional 5.9 million reconstructive procedures were performed, as well. Hence, cosmetic surgery is quite common in the United States.

Many people think the more common a surgery is, the less associated risk it carries. The sad truth is that this perception simply does not reflect reality. People in Miami and throughout South Florida seeking routine procedures, such as tummy tucks or Brazilian butt lifts, have died from medical errors or the use of unsafe chemicals. For the most part, these tragic incidents resulted from reckless and negligent operations performed at unlicensed surgical centers that should not have been open in the first place.

Sadly, those deaths and catastrophic injuries are not a thing of the past. Every year, patients are injured due to cosmetic surgery. Even minor surgeries can result in death, such as comedian Joan Rivers’ death following a routine endoscopy involving medical malpractice. She was not an outlier, either, asUSA TODAY reported 13 women lost their lives and nearly a dozen more were hospitalized after receiving cosmetic surgeries in just a handful of South Florida’s clinics between 2013 and 2018.

Potential Cosmetic Surgery Malpractice Complications

Malpractice in cosmetic surgery goes beyond being unsatisfied with results; it causes genuine harm to a patient, such as:

  • Adversely affected by anesthesia
  • Blood clotting
  • Damaged tissue, such as necrosis
  • Death
  • Deformity
  • Excessive bleeding
  • Heart attack
  • Infection
  • Loss of feeling
  • Nerve damage
  • Partial or full paralysis
  • Scarring or swelling
  • Stroke
  • Trouble breathing

Determining Whether Malpractice Occurred

Even with the most skilled and attentive surgeons, there is a margin of error during surgery. But when surgeons do not take proper precautions to prevent severely injuring patients, they are considered negligent.

A patient may have a case if their surgeon subjected them to negligence, such as:

  • Disregarding a patient’s medical history
  • Failure to identify and address complications
  • Improper use of medical equipment
  • Performing surgery without consent
  • Performing the wrong surgery
  • Practicing without a license
  • Unaddressed anesthesia complications
  • Use of faulty equipment
  • Inadequate or inappropriate post-operative follow up.

How Grossman Roth Yaffa Cohen Can Help

Have you recently received a cosmetic procedure that caused harmful or permanent damage? Do you have a family member or friend who is a victim of a surgery performed at an unauthorized clinic or by an unlicensed practitioner? If your Brazilian butt lift, tummy tuck, liposuction or other cosmetic surgery resulted in serious damage, Grossman Roth Yaffa Cohen’s cosmetic surgery malpractice lawyers can help you seek justice.

Grossman Roth Yaffa Cohen lawyers are passionate about building rapport with their clients and always treat them with compassion because they truly care. If you work with Grossman Roth Yaffa Cohen, their legal team will stand at your side against the surgeons who brought you harm. Their dedication to their clients and exemplary legal work have earned them recognition from Best Lawyers®, Super Lawyers®, the Florida Justice Association and the American Inns of Court.

Call Grossman Roth Yaffa Cohen at (866) 629-1061 for a free consultation with a Miami cosmetic surgery malpractice attorney. They accept big and small cases throughout South Florida.

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Working With Grossman Roth Yaffa Cohen
  • Changing Lives by Changing The Law

    Since our firm opened, we've made it our mission to get justice for our clients and their families. We've not only taken on cases that other firms had turned down, but we've also fought to get unjust laws and restrictions overturned or modified.

  • A Team of Legal Professionals

    Complex legal cases require extensive research, trial experience, and industry knowledge, which is why we always have a team of attorneys working on every case we take on. Our team-centric approach to litigation means that we're able to really focus on getting our clients the best possible outcome.

  • There Are No Upfront Legal Fees

    We handle all of our claims on a contingency fee basis and will handle all legal fees, court costs, and expert fees related to your specific case. With decades of experience in this industry, we have a wealth of experts we work with routinely to ensure your case is handled with the utmost care.

  • We Understand the Medicine

    Our attorneys not only take the time to understand the evidence in your case, but also the pathology and medical techniques used in your specific situation. We believe that any attorney that takes on these types of cases needs to be on equal footing with medical professionals and physicians. 


Millions Recovered on Behalf of Our Clients
  • Medical Malpractice Eight-Figure Settlement Achieved for Family Involved in a Medical Malpractice Case
  • Medical Malpractice Seven-Figure Orthopedic Medical Malpractice

    A Punta Gorda, Florida woman in her forties visited an ear, nose, and throat specialist for a check-up due to fatigue. After performing a brief examination, the doctor at the facility recommended that she undergo parathyroid surgery, however he did not order the necessary radiological scan that determines which side of her neck should be operated on. Without that information available, the surgeon began on the wrong side of her neck and did not realize his error until they were well into the procedure.

  • Medical Malpractice Seven-Figure Settlement for Woman Who Lost Her Leg After Misdiagnosis

    A woman in her sixties was brought to a hospital after she slipped and fell, injuring her leg and causing severe pain. During her treatment, the hospital staff failed to notice that the impact had caused a blood clot behind her knee, which was restricting circulation to the rest of her leg. Over time, the untreated clot cut off blood flow to the point where her leg was beyond saving and needed amputation.

  • Medical Malpractice Seven-Figure Settlement for Family of Mother Who Died During Childbirth

    In 2015, a 23-year-old mother began experiencing severe complications while giving birth in Charlotte County, Florida. The hospital’s staff did not give her the attention she needed, and failed to realize that her complications required an emergency transfer to a Sarasota County Hospital, which had the needed staff and equipment to treat her. The mother and her unborn child eventually died in the hospital.

  • Medical Malpractice Seven-Figure Settlement for Misdiagnosis of a Blood Clot

    A 68-year-old man was complaining about pain in his left leg, which was swollen, red, and painful. He went to a local emergency room, and the family asked the doctor if it was a blood clot. The doctor assured the family that it was not a blood clot but was instead cellulitis from a sunburn. When the patient returned home the next day, he died of a pulmonary embolism due to the blood clot that was initially suspected by the family.

  • Medical Malpractice Over $1 Million Settlement for Medical Malpractice Victim

    A middle-aged man had a history of an aortic aneurysm. His plan was to fly to Stanford University, where a doctor was scheduled to repair the aneurysm. Rather than starting the transfer to Stanford the day he arrived, the hospital waited three days and then failed to get his insurance company to pay for the transfer. Tragically, while the patient was speaking with the insurance company on the phone about the transfer, the aneurysm ruptured, and he died.

  • Jury Verdict Against the University of Florida $23,500,000

    A $23.5 million medical malpractice jury verdict against the University of Florida on behalf of a woman who suffered a massive stroke when a medical procedure to ease her migraines went wrong.

  • Jury Verdict on Behalf of a Former Major League Baseball Star $898,000

    A medical malpractice jury verdict on behalf of a former Major League Baseball star against an ophthalmologist for negligence in the removal of a cataract and implantation of an artificial lens in our client’s left eye.

  • Medical Malpractice Eight-Figure Settlement for Victim of Nursing Medical Malpractice

    A middle-aged woman was in a hospital recovering from a brain aneurysm. While recovering in her hospital room, she grew agitated and began pulling on the tracheostomy tube connected to her neck. The nurse on duty documented that she was pulling at her tubes six different times in 24 hours, and yet did nothing to prevent her from being able to dismantle the tubes.

  • Medical Malpractice Eight-Figure Settlement for Failure to Timely Treat a Heart Attack

    After successfully opening and stenting a 53-year-old man's blocked artery, while in the recovery room, the patient suffered another heart attack, but this time it took medical staff nearly 90 minutes to get him back to the catheterization lab. Due to the delay, his heart stopped. He was revived in the operating room, but he suffered a hypoxic brain injury, causing massive brain damage.

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