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 compensation for your injury.
Types of cosmetic surgery procedures
There are certain types of procedures that more commonly result in cosmetic surgery claims being pursued, including:
- 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 surgical procedures. If those risks have not been explained to you beforehand or general standards of care have been neglected, and you have suffered as a result, you have a strong case for compensation.
Common mistakes made in cosmetic surgery
If you are not certain whether you have a valid claim, below are some of the frequent outcomes of poor cosmetic surgery that have resulted in compensation.
- Scarring – there is always a risk of scarring in any operation. However, some scarring is extensive, unnecessary and can affect your life adversely in a number of ways. In addition, scarring can cause psychological damage.
- Nerve damage following a facelift operation
- Performing operations on the abdomen, such as 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 Claim 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 some whose standards are considerably below what is acceptable.
If you are unhappy with the treatment you received then your claim will be against the establishment responsible for your procedure, for instance, the NHS or a private clinic. In some cases, you could claim against the individual surgeon who carried out the operation.
Cosmetic Surgery Claims Types
As mentioned, there are an extensive number of types of cosmetic surgery claims. If your type of injury is not listed below, do not worry, as each case is unique. Please feel free to contact us at Jefferies as we deal with a considerable range of injury types.
- PIP implants
- Rhinoplasty injury compensation
Make your plastic surgery claim with Jefferies
Poor quality of treatment in cosmetic surgery is a form of medical negligence. Often, pursuing these claims can be a long process. Jefferies Solicitors has a wealth of experience in dealing with cases of this nature and we fully understand the complexities involved. It is important for us to gather the evidence for your case as soon as possible, to ensure the process is as seamless as possible.
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 claim without delay. Fill in the form above or call us on 0800 342 3206.