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This article was published on May 12th, 2022
Cosmetic surgery has become commonplace as more people are choosing to undergo plastic surgery for a variety of reasons, from improving appearance to eliminating insecurities or hiding a birth defect. While the majority of patients are pleased with the results of their surgery, cosmetic surgery mistakes are possible and can result in catastrophic injuries. If a mistake was made due to surgical negligence and you suffered as a result, you may be entitled to compensation for cosmetic surgery. This article will explain what you need to know about filing a claim against a surgeon and detailing the potential recovery that you can expect.
It is important to mention that all cosmetic surgeries are high-risk and even if the procedure is performed by a skilled surgeon, it is still possible for complications to arise. However, the medical professional performing the surgery must show that they have procedures in place to minimise risks to the patient. Cosmetic surgery negligence is a type of medical negligence that occurs when an individual is subjected to a poor standard of care. For example, if you have received defective implants, damage to nerves, arteries and organs or if unsanitary tools have been used.
If you have been harmed by medical negligence during your cosmetic surgery, you may be entitled to compensation. We have successfully recovered compensation for clients that have undergone the following procedures:
For a successful compensation claim, you will need to prove that the medical professional (whether that be a Surgeon, Doctor or Nurse) that performed your surgery, was negligent and acted below an acceptable standard. You will also need to prove that you were injured either physically or mentally as a result of their negligence.
It is important to seek specialist solicitors who are familiar with the potential pitfalls of private clinics and the contractual elements of the agreements for cosmetic surgery. Here at Thorneycroft Solicitors, we offer a free initial evaluation to determine the viability of your negligence compensation case. If your cosmetic surgery negligence claim is deemed viable, you will have evidence to prove the negligence and how you suffered as a result. Examples of evidence that may strengthen your case include photographic evidence, witness statements, your medical records, copies of correspondence and any complaint letters that you filed after the negligence occurred. A medical assessment may also be required to review the current state of your injuries.
We have a dedicated team that will provide expert advice in this complex area. There to advise you through each step of the process, from the initial advice to possible treatment if required, we pride ourselves on our professional but sympathetic approach.
If you have been injured as a result of negligence during cosmetic surgery get in touch today. To speak to a member of our experienced clinical negligence team, call 0800 1979345 or fill out our simple enquiry form.