Cosmetic Surgery Claims
Cosmetic surgery has witnessed a surge in popularity in recent years but unfortunately alongside its appeal there are cases where surgery has gone wrong for some. Those instances can bring about physical trauma and emotional stress. If the accident or mistake was as a result of negligence it is possible to pursue a claim for your injury.
Cosmetic Surgery Compensation Cases
There are certain types of procedures that give rise to compensation cases more than others. These are:
- Breast surgery
- Lip fillers
- Eyelid surgery
- Tummy tucks
Most operations do go as planned and most surgeons practice with integrity but there are risks involved in all surgeries. If those risks have not been explained to you before hand or standards of care in general have been neglected, and you have suffered as a result, then you have a strong case for compensation.
Common mistakes made in cosmetic surgery
If you are not certain whether you have a valid claim here are some of the more well-known instances of poor cosmetic surgery resulting in compensation.
- Scarring – there is always a risk of scarring in any operation. However, some scarring is extensive and unnecessary. It can affect your life adversely in a number of ways. Psychological damage after scarring is common.
- Nerve damage following a facelift operation is another occurrence which can end in compensation.
- Performing operations on the abdomen, e.g. tummy tuck procedures can leave patients with a perforated bowel which can have a devastating effect on quality of life.
Who Can You Make Your Cosmetic Surgery Claims Against?
At the moment, the practice of cosmetic surgery is largely unregulated and despite most surgeons being highly skilled in carrying out operations there are those whose standards are considerably below what is acceptable.
If you are unhappy with the treatment you received then your claim will be against that particular establishment. This could be the NHS or a private clinic. In some cases it could against the individual surgeon who carried out the operation.
Cosmetic Surgery Claims Types
As mentioned, the types of claims for compensation which involve cosmetic surgery could be extensive, and if your type of injury is not listed below, please do feel free to contact us as we deal with a considerable range of injury claims, and of course each case is unique in itself.
- PIP implant claims
- Rhinoplasty injury compensation
Make your plastic surgery claim with Michael Jefferies Injury Lawyers
Poor quality of treatment in cosmetic surgery is a form of medical negligence. Often these types of claims can be a long process. Jefferies Solicitors has a wealth of experience dealing with claims of this nature and we understand the complexities involved. It is important for us to gather the evidence for your claim as soon as possible, to ensure the process is as seamless as it can be.
Next Steps To Making A Claim For Compensation
Please contact us as soon as you can so that we can look into the possibility of starting your no win no fee* cosmetic surgery claims without delay. Fill in one of our online forms or call us on 0800 342 3206.