Before surgery, ask: Is my doctor qualified to perform this operation?

WSET-TV in Lynchburg took a look at medical malpractice in plastic surgery, finding that some doctors performing plastic surgery operations simply aren’t qualified.  One example is the case of woman represented by partner Gary Brooks Mims whose doctor left her left eye irrevocably damaged.

https://wset.com/news/local/unqualified-plastic-surgeons-loophole-in-va-law-lets-any-doctor-perform-plastic-surgery

Mims presented evidence that the procedure his client needed should have been performed by an ophthalmic surgeon — one who specializes in surgery involving the eye and surrounding tissue.  Through the testimony of expert witness, Mims successfully argued that the plastic surgeon violated the standard of care by performing an operation for which he was not qualified.