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North Carolina residents may wish to avoid plastic surgery

For one 18-year-old, a breast augmentation surgery caused numerous health issues, and her mother is seeking to warn others about the potential dangers of plastic surgery. She was in a coma for two weeks after the procedure during which the doctor tried to revive her after administering anesthesia. Although she eventually woke up, her life was changed forever. The now 21-year-old has trouble speaking in sentences or standing up for more than a few seconds at a time.

According to her mother, this was the second procedure that she had undergone, and this one took place at Coral Gables Cosmetic Center. The doctor who performed the surgery had a prior felony conviction for selling pills illegally online in 2006. He spent time in prison and was also banned for one year from practicing medicine after he got out. However, he was allowed to keep his medical license.

The doctor settled the case with the girl's family for $10,000 and 15 hours of continuing education. The victim's mother says that her life has changed forever and urges girls to think twice before they go in for plastic surgery. Celebrities such as Heidi Montag have also said that they wouldn't undergo plastic surgery again based on the results of previous operations.

An anesthesia error made at the outset or during the course of a surgical procedure can result in severe and lasting harm to a patient. Those who have been injured in such a manner may want to meet with a medical malpractice attorney in order to determine whether they have a viable cause of action against the practitioner or facility.

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