Cosmetic & Plastic Surgery
Plastic and Cosmetic Surgery Negligence Claims
If cosmetic surgery goes wrong, it can leave victims with very serious injuries, potentially changing their lives forever. Should errors be made during your plastic surgery, it is important you are able to claim compensation to help atone for any pain or distress caused, either physical or psychological.
If you have suffered illness or injury following cosmetic surgery and suspect it was the result of negligence on the part of a medical professional, our experienced solicitors can help you make a cosmetic surgery claim to gain the compensation you deserve on a no win, no fee basis.
Can I Make a Claim?
Cosmetic and plastic surgery can be life-changing in an extremely positive way, whether that means helping victims of disfigurement to overcome their injuries, or ensuring that people with low self-esteem have the body they need to achieve a state of emotional wellbeing. However, mistakes can and have happened, and this can have very negative consequences for those affected.
If you were the victim of negligent treatment on the part of a medical professional and this negligent treatment directly resulted in your illness or injury, it is highly likely that you will be eligible to make a claim.
Common plastic surgery claims include:
- Lack of proper informed consent, including lack of a full explanation of all risks and alternatives
- Unexpected obtrusive scarring following a face lift
- Injury to the accessory nerve following a face lift
- Poor outcomes from rhinoplasty
- Breast uplift resulting in excessive or unexpected scarring
- Breast reduction resulting in unevenness or unexpected and unsightly scarring
- Liposuction resulting in perforation to the bowel or damage to other parts of the body
- Mismanaged surgical infections
Explaining The Care Standards Act
The Care Standards Act, which came into force on April 1st 2002, means that clinics and surgeons in private practice are now regulated by law. Prior to the act, there was no guarantee that a private surgeon had any specialist training or surgical qualifications.
However, the training and qualification requirement applies only to doctors registering after April 1st 2002, and therefore allows a medical practitioner who was in practice prior to that date to continue without either being assessed or showing any evidence of having received any formally recognised specialist surgical training.
Talk to Us
Our team includes members of The Law Society's panel of medical negligence experts. We offer a no win, no fee scheme to ensure our clients are able to fund their claims.
If you would like free advice and information from a specialist solicitor, then simply complete our contact form or call free on 0800 014 7481 and speak to a solicitor today. We're eager to help people access the justice to which they are entitled and will provide high-quality legal representation, offering assistance every step of the way. Get in touch today so we can discuss your situation and the next steps to take.