Patients who want to sue have three major problems. You can only sue for damages, consequently, lawyers will NOT take cases that involve less than $50,000 as there is nothing in it for them. Next, patients have no idea has to what constitutes malpractice or what a case is worth and very few look into suing. In addition, the laser wielders have no malpractice insurance that is in force as they are practicing medicine without a license and there is no insurance for an illegal act. If you do not believe me take a look at your electrology insurance and you will find a line that appears on ALL POLICIES. It is on homeowner’s, auto, professional, etc.. It clearly states..... “If a claim arises against this policy as a result of an illegal act either Federal, State, County, or local law....This policy is null and void”. This is only some of the reasons you do not see more about lawsuits for laser treatments, however, I predict this will grow as more lasers are used for more purposes like wrinkle removal, skin resurfacing, vein treatments, skin peels and other uses that have not been approved by FDA.
I do not know why there are no complaints from buyers of the fraudulent devices from consumers. These devices are mislabeled as you can not write instructions for use for a product that does NOT WORK.
The fact Stevens is fighting so hard must be because her market is being FRACTIONATED and she is not making the money she used to make.