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In mid 2012, I hired a surgeon to remove a small benign cyst from my back only if he promised the scar would be less unsightly than the cyst. He said it would look better. He charged $230 to remove it with a very quick procedure and his aid bandaged it up. I followed the instructions, but a week later, it started to leak. At this time it still look worse than before as it's reddish in color and now is a crater or depression; both ugly.
Is this a case for a med mal lawsuit? If so, what steps should I take? Should I see a dermatologist or another surgeon to get their opinion on whether the surgery was negligent (I suspect the stitching job was wrong or dissolved too quickly). Or should I get a lawyer and let him/her decide which specialist to see?Also, any guess on the amount normally would sue for in Texas for such a case? Three times the cost of service wouldn't be worth messing with.
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