I'm sorry to hear about this.
The only way you will know if there was malpractice is to retain a local med mal lawyer who can order the medical records and send to an expert to review to ascertain whether there was a breach of the standard of care.
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Medical malpractice cases involving breast augmentation misadventures are very hard to win.
First, the issues regarding a displeasing appearance are tough because natural variances in healing can result in this problem even in the absence of surgical negligence. Can a bad surgeon cause a poor appearance? Sure. But proving that the problem didn't occur naturally is a prohibitively difficult 'burden of proof' challenge.
Second, the damage model with breast augmentation cases is always limited. A legitimate case with a true medical error might be projected to settle for $50K. Maybe a little less. That is a lot of money, yes; but in terms of medical malpractice litigation, we might actually spend more than $50,000 just litigating the case (hiring experts, taking depositions, paying for medical records, travel, filing fees, etc). In other words, you might not see a penny of recovery because the entire settlement might just pay your medical experts.
Third, juries are not very friendly to these cases or any case involving elective cosmetic surgeries. They hypocritically consider these surgeries as vanity-driven. It doesn't always happen but its a concern. There is a very specific exception to this rule, though, for female patients that are recovering from breast cancer mastectomies.
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