Whether you’ve opted for surgery or a non-invasive procedure, cosmetic surgery is often designed to improve an individual’s self-esteem and enhance his or her quality of life. This is why the consequences of something going wrong can be so devastating.
If you’ve suffered a personal injury or medical complications following cosmetic surgery, through no fault of you own, you may be entitled to make a claim for compensation.
Like all medical professionals, plastic surgeons have a duty of care towards every patient. If you feel let down by the level of care before or after the procedure or during the surgery itself, you may have grounds for a medical negligence claim.
Before going ahead with any cosmetic surgery, you should be made fully aware of exactly what’s involved, including what the operation or procedure will entail. Pros and cons should be provided together with details on the possible side effects and associated risks as well as alternative options. Furthermore, you should be given a “cooling off” period after the consultation that allows you the time to digest all the information and decide whether to go ahead or not.
If this has not been your experience, our specialist personal injury solicitors are here to help you make a claim for compensation. We have the know-how and sensitive approach needed to secure the highest level of compensation for you and have successfully worked with clients on a wide range of cosmetic surgery cases. With our expert advice and guidance together with consistent support, we’ll ensure every stage of the claims process is as straightforward and stress-free as possible for you.
There is a risk with every type of medical procedure, from non-invasive measures like Botox injections and dermal fillers through to liposuction and gastric bands. However, medical negligence can cause distress due to a lack of pre- or post-operative care or insufficient care during the surgery, leading to personal injuries such as skin damage, nerve damage or organ damage.
Types of cosmetic surgery cases we’ve helped individuals with include:
Personal injuries arising from cosmetic surgery can be hugely scarring, both physically and psychologically. This is why it’s important to claim for compensation if the cause was medical negligence, to ensure you can afford the necessary corrective procedures and rehabilitation costs as well as receive the compensation you deserve for the emotional distress.
If you believe your cosmetic surgery or procedure was carried out at to an unreasonable standard, or you were given insufficient information before the operation, or you were not given a “cooling off” period, or your aftercare was poor, please call us to discuss the details of your experience. We will work hard to establish whether medical negligence did cause your injuries or distress, and to find the evidence needed to make a strong case for compensation.
We fully appreciate all you have been through and will use our experience together with our sensitive, considered and pro-active approach to help secure the most positive outcome for your claim. Our guidance at every stage will ensure you understand your options and are able to make informed decisions that are right for you.
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