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Med Spas Without Medical Pros

By | Cosmetic Injury, Cosmetic Procedure Injury, Personal Injury | No Comments

I want to address a very disturbing trend that I am seeing emerge in the medical spa world.  Patients are being treated by unqualified office staff at medical spas, with no supervision by any medical professionals.

In my Cosmetic Procedure Injury practice, I have talked to a number of clients that report the same situation. They go to a medical spa for a cosmetic procedure, which they fully except to be performed by a medical professional such as a Physician, Nurse Practitioner, or Physician Assistant but they never actually meet with anyone other than non-medical staff members, who consult with the patients, perform the procedure, and even deal with post-procedure complications. The patient never knows that the person with whom they are dealing is not a medical professional. The office staff wear scrubs and speak authoritatively about the medical procedures. It is not until the patient gets injured and seeks the advice of an experienced attorney that they find out that the person performing the procedure is not licensed to do so.

To protect yourself, you should always check whether the person performing your cosmetic procedure has a Florida medical license with the Board of Medicine or any kind of license with the Department of Business & Professional Regulation.

In Florida, even electrologists who are licensed to work with lasers, to remove unwanted hair, are required to be under the direct supervision of a physician and the physician is required to personally meet with the patient for at least the initial consultation. It is logical that whenever someone is using a medical device to administer a procedure on a patient, they must either have a medical education or be under the close supervision of someone who does.

Unfortunately, as more medical products are becoming available for minimally invasive cosmetic procedures, and cosmetic procedures outside of a plastic surgeon’s office are becoming more popular, physicians are feeling more comfortable delegating the task of administering these procedures to their non-medical staff. Physicians are driven by the money they save on lower-cost staff, which are much cheaper to employ than qualified medical professionals. Many medical spas are owned and managed by non-medical entrepreneurs that do not understand the need for a well-supervised practice, led by a hands-on medical professional.

Many times in my practice, I have seen a single physician “supervise” multiple medical spas around town, where the physician’s sole job is to sign charts without ever seeing a single patient. These absentee supervising physicians are completely oblivious to what is going on in the clinics that they “supervise” and do not know whether the employees performing the medical procedures are following protocol, properly administering the procedures, and adequately advising the patients of their risks.

In our practice, we have seen injuries that have resulted from a variety of cosmetic procedures including, CoolSculpting, lasers, chemical peels, injections of Botox and injections of fillers, just to name a few.

Treating patients without an appropriate license is not only dangerous, it is illegal. If you have been injured after undergoing a cosmetic procedure in a medical spa, call us today to discuss your case with our experienced attorney at 855-554-6534.

Meet LOU LAW

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We have exciting news! The Law Office of Louiza Tarassova, P.A. is now, simply: LOU LAW.

Why LOU LAW?

We wanted a name that better reflects the feel and experience of our firm. Our goal was to have a brand that feels modern and refreshing and to have a logo that is clean, clear, and direct to the point. Just as our approach to legal representation is creative and modern, our brand now mirrors this philosophy.

Has anything changed?

No, but our style has improved. We take pride in delivering a heightened level of legal service and LOU LAW will only continue to raise the bar in providing excellent legal representation to our clients, in great style.

Who is Lou?

Lou is short for Louiza Tarassova, who is the founding attorney and the proud owner of this boutique law firm.

What is LOU LAW?

Lou Law is a law firm located in Winter Park, Florida with clients from all over the world. We focus our representation on personal injury and product liability cases and file lawsuits on behalf of clients in both the state and federal court systems.

What makes LOU LAW unique?

LOU LAW has been uniquely successful at getting great recoveries on cases that are traditionally turned down or overlooked by other personal injury law firms. Our modern approach to complex legal matters has allowed us to obtain favorable outcomes for our clients who have been previously told by other attorneys that their case has little or no value.

What types of cases does LOU LAW accept?

Our portfolio of cases includes the following areas of law: Cosmetic Procedure Injury, Product Liability (Medical Devices, Cosmetics Products), Medical Spa Malpractice, Serious Auto and Transportation Accident (Taxi, Truck, Car), Property Damage, Premises Liability (Slip and Fall, Trip and Fall, Blunt Force Trauma). Although this is not an exhaustive list, it is a good sample of the type of cases we accept at LOU LAW.

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