Causes of a Disfigurement: Medical Malpractice?
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Medical disfigurement is a condition that makes people appear abnormal. This appearance is permanent and the social stigma and reaction to disfigurement can have negative psychological consequences to the afflicted. Causes of disfigurement are numerous and include but are not limited to:
A list of diagnoses that can cause disfigurement:
How do I know if disfigurement is medical malpractice?
Disfigurement caused by or a result of misdiagnosis, negligent treatment, surgical error or facility maintenance (i.e. a condition contracted due to an unclean hospital) is malpractice. The social stigma and its psychological pain it can result in can be debilitating. Treatments such as plastic surgery or reconstructive surgery are available, but can be costly and painful.
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