Excessive Scarring and Burns
Scarring and Burns
Suffering unnecessary scarring or burns due to the negligence of a medical professional can be extremely traumatic, making what can be an already frightening situation - such as undergoing an operation - all the more worse. Given the nature of these injuries, they can also result in long-lasting and even life-changing consequences.
Should you or someone you know suffer in this way, we can help you claim the scar compensation you deserve. To discuss your claim with a member of our professional and understanding team, simply call us on 0800 014 7481 or complete out online enquiry form and we will get back to you at a time convenient for you.
Read About Scarring and Burns Claims We Have Handled:
- MRSA infection leaves disfiguring scars - £45,000
- Unnecessary surgery leads to scarring, pain and suffering - £8,500
- Foot burned by equipment during C-section - £5,500
Why Scarring and Burns Happen
There are complications associated with all forms of surgery and there is always an element of risk that something might go wrong. However, on some occasions injuries are caused by human error or because the correct procedures were not followed. In such instances, you may be entitled to claim compensation for scars or any burns suffered because they have resulted from medical negligence and could have been avoided.
Many operations and surgical procedures can result in scarring, but surgical treatment errors can also lead to unnecessary or extensive scarring that should have been prevented. Examples of the causes of this type of unnecessary scarring include:
- Incorrect stitching
- The removal of too much skin
- Surgical equipment used incorrectly
- Generally poor surgical technique
Nobody who undergoes medical treatment expects to come away with new or exacerbated injuries than they originally had, but mistakes can happen and this can have very serious consequences. Burns are one type of avoidable injury during medical treatment, and they can occur for many different reasons, including incorrect use of equipment. In some instances, people may even emerge from an operating procedure and not know what has caused a burn they have sustained.
It is therefore imperative that anyone who has suffered scarring or burning while in the care of a medical professional seeks the right legal advice in order to make a claim to compensate for the pain and suffering caused.
Talk to Us
To speak to a member of our friendly and understanding team about burns or scarring compensation, call us today on 0800 014 7481 or complete our online enquiry form and we will give you a call back at a time convenient for you.