Q: I had a small bump on my nose on the left side The doctor filed the bone on both the right and left. my nose is worse
I saw an ENt surgeon in October 2020 for septoplasty for breathing. I had a small bump on my left side fromRhinoplasty in 2013. The ent doctor said he can rasp it or file it down to smooth. He did both sides of my nose and my nose now looks worse. I never agreed to the right side. But even my left side is worse. It was fine before the bone was part of my asymmetry of my face. Do I have any rights here ? I want my old nose back. I’ve been really suffering mentally from this distress of the nose now.
A: This could be a difficult case. The legal standard for a medical malpractice case is that there was a breach of a duty of care on the part of a medical provider and that as a result of that breach, you sustained injury/illness/disability or other form of damages. Here, the damages relate to a standard that could be seen as subjective by jurors, hence part of the difficult nature of the case. This is not as straightforward a matter as demonstrating physical damage that results in partial or permanent disability. Your best option is to reach out to med mal attorneys to discuss. Many law firms in this field offer free initial consults. If you have photos from various angles that enable thorough and objective evaluation, it's possible that an initial consult could be handled virtually without physically going to an office. Good luck
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