Hair Loss Information Online – Caveat Emptor (Buyer Beware)

Written by on December 24, 2007

No matter what you are searching for on the internet, there are always going to be people who are willing to take advantage of unsuspecting men and women searching for help. It seems more prevalent in industries where a person’s self esteem is at stake. Weight loss, impotence, acne and of course, hair loss. Being monetarily taken advantage of is bad enough, but sometimes the damage goes beyond money and disappointment and can cause disfigurement. I mean who hasn’t seen all the news lately on Jan Adams, the high profile plastic surgeon who allegedly has caused serious damage to many women? According to the LA Times:

Adams has also recorded at least two major medical malpractice settlements totaling nearly half a million dollars and has been sued by several patients in other cases, court records show.

A more powerful medium that the internet is television. Dr. Jan Adams appeared on “Oprah” and “Extra” and even hosted his own plastic surgery show on the Discovery Channel. It is no wonder why women from all over the world flocked to Los Angeles to have surgery by this famous plastic surgeon. It would appear that no one what there in TV land really did there homework first, if they had they might have found all the multiple complaints of women who have recently stepped forward after the tragic death of Kanye West’s mother, Donda West. Who can forgot Walter Riley, the man who died during hair transplant surgery by Crown Cosmetic Surgery on April 27. 2006. Mr. Riley’s wife, Yvonne Robinson-Riley filed a law suit a year later.
It is incredibly important to be very careful when searching for reputable doctors, surgeons and products online. A person can recover from being monetarily taken advantage of but unfortunately the damage doesn’t stop there, lives are ruined and relationships destroyed from the easily accessible misinformation being spread online. Be very careful, the internet can be a jungle of lies, and you never know when a lion is standing right behind you.

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