Know Your Rights After a CoolSculpting Injury
CoolSculpting has become increasingly popular as a non-invasive method to remove fat from the body. However, several risks have increasingly come to light that undermine the promises. Despite CoolSculpting being cast as a completely safe way to achieve targeted fat reduction, it can result in frostbite, nerve damage, or even cause your body to build deposits of hard fat. If you suffered adverse effects from CoolSculpting, you can contact the law firm of Console & Associates for a free product liability lawsuit consultation.
CoolSculpting and Potential Adverse Consequences
CoolSculpting utilizes controlled cooling to target fat cells, making it an appealing choice for those seeking body contouring without surgery. Yet, this procedure isn't exempt from risks. Individuals undergoing CoolSculpting may encounter injuries like:
Skin injury: Mistakes during the administration of a CoolSculpting device can cause injuries such as frostbite or cold burns
Nerve sensitivity: Intense cold may harm causing sensations of numbness, tingling, or heightened sensitivity in treated areas
Unintended fat growth: Paradoxical adipose hyperplasia is a condition where CoolSculpting results in increased fat growth in the treated region
Seeking Compensation for CoolSculpting Injuries
When CoolSculpting procedures result in injuries, individuals have the option to pursue legal action to obtain compensation for the damages suffered. Compensation can encompass economic and non-economic damages, including financial losses as well as more abstract consequences.
Economic damages for a CoolSculpting injury can entail reimbursement for the original treatment. Additionally, they can include compensation for future treatments necessary to deal with complications such as paradoxical adipose hyperplasia. If these procedures result in lost income due to time away from work, then that can also become a claim of economic damages.
Non-economic damages, also known as pain and suffering cover everything without a fixed dollar value. For instance, the embarrassment and discomfort that someone may experience from a botched CoolSculpting procedure can be grounds for non-economic damages. The most important thing is to find a reliable product liability lawyer who can help you make the strongest case possible.
Various CoolSculpting procedures received FDA approval between 2010 and 2015 after ZELTIQ Aesthetics developed the technique. As the procedure became increasingly popular, company Allergan acquired ZELTIQ and became the new owner of CoolSculpting. More than 11 million CoolSculpting procedures have been performed worldwide, but this has also brought a rise in the occurrence of CoolSculpting complications.
CoolSculpting lawsuits are new territory for many law firms, as the defects and risks of the procedure have only become apparent in the last decade. Since CoolSculpting has become common, though, injured patients have spoken up and claimed that the manufacturer and doctors have downplayed or failed to present risks, resulting in personal damages.
A skilled product liability attorney can help you prove that you weren’t adequately informed, all while substantiating your damages claims. If you’re a victim of a CoolSculpting injury, the law firm of Console & Associates, P.C. can help. Their experienced product liability lawyers are ready to offer a free consultation and advise you on your next steps.