Cedar Lake, IN asked in Personal Injury and Medical Malpractice for Indiana

Q: My plastic surgeon made a drain for an incision out of a latex glove can I sue the surgeon

I had a Brazilian butt lift and my body I guess rejected the surgery and I've had a total of 10 drainage tubes put in my body and the day after surgery when my doctor told me he was putting in a drain so it would leave an incision open to drain out into a diaper. As I was showering a piece of a blue latex glove fell out of my incision. Am I able to Sue this doctor for putting a plastic glove inside an incision.

1 Lawyer Answer
Peter N. Munsing
Peter N. Munsing
  • Medical Malpractice Lawyer
  • Wyomissing, PA

A: Only if you can show that it caused a problem that wasn't there or wouldn't be there if he hadn't. If you have had 10 drainage tubes and still have them I think you want to see if you have an infection or if you need to see and infectious disease specialist.

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