Breast cancer survivors have been through a lot. They’ve endured uncomfortable medical procedures, fear, financial hardship, and more. Many have lost one or both breasts in the process.
Though they deserve the best breast reconstruction services available, some doctors just don’t care about the welfare of their breast reconstruction and augmentation patients.
Corrupt Doctor Makes it Worse
Nine women, some of them breast cancer survivors, have filed complaints against Dr. Alina Sholar for surgeries performed at Medical Cosmetic Center in Evansville, Indiana.
Dr. Sholar no longer works for the center, but during her time there, multiple women suffered physical and mental harm at her hands. Here are some of the incidents that lead to the lawsuits:
- One woman claimed that an implant sizer that had already been used on another patient caused her to develop an infection.
- Other patients experienced significant pain, trauma, and fear, when their implant incisions split open, the implant popping out.
- Another patient was hospitalized, and given antibiotics to fight an infection caused by the breast surgery.
The women also allege that Dr. Sholar falsified medical records to conceal these incidents. “There were a lot of issues. [The lawsuits are] all very similar,” said Lisa Hastetter, Medical Cosmetic Center’s administrator.
Despite the complaints, Dr. Sholar is still performing surgeries at the Sholar Centre in Evansville.
What You Can Do to Avoid Corruption
Unfortunately, corrupt doctors with poor safety records often continue to operate. Here are some things to look for when selecting your plastic surgeon:
- Board certified
- Excellent safety record
- A great deal of experience
- High patient satisfaction
- Good reviews and before-and-after photos
- Makes you feel comfortable
- Listens to your needs and goals for surgery
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To Putting Safety First,
The Advanced Cosmetic Surgery Team