Cosmetic Surgery Compensation Claim Law Solicitors
The solicitors we work with specialise in bringing forward Cosmetic Surgery Claims for those who have been let down by professionals. If you have been on the receiving end of negligent care from a professional then contact us today on 0800 999 3372 to see if you are eligible to claim.
What is Cosmetic Surgery?
Cosmetic surgery is a surgery someone would undergo to alter their appearance. This is usually a way to improve confidence and meet a desirable look.
Unfortunately for some the surgery may be carried out incorrectly. This can result in a cosmetic deformity, an injury to the body or illness. Some of these include misshaping, lack of symmetry or scarring in noticeable areas of the body. Illness’ can be caused by incorrect equipment or medication used. When it comes to injuries these do not have to be physical but can be mental such as low self esteem and anxiety.
Here at NHS Negligence Claims we work with a wide range of solicitors who specialise in cosmetic negligence and are happy to advise you on how to bring forward a claim and provide you with the best solicitor for the job.
Call today on our free line, 0800 999 3372 or alternatively fill in one of our contact forms and one of our legal advisors will be in contact with you.
What are The Most Common Cosmetic Procedures?
There are a number of different procedures a professional can carry out across the body in order to enhance a body. Some of these being:
- Rhinoplasty - Nose Reshaping
- Rhytidectomy - Facelift
- Abdominoplasty - Tummy Tuck
- Liposuction - Fat Removal
- Botox - (Smooth out Wrinkles)
- Breast Augmentation (Increase size of Breasts)
If any of the procedures above have been carried out incorrectly for yourself you may be entitled to Cosmetic Surgery Compensation and we are more than happy to help with this. Get in contact today and we will help you get the compensation you deserve
What are the Most Common Cosmetic Surgery Complications?
During Cosmetic surgery a number of things can go wrong. Whether the complications cause short or long term effects on a victim of negligence it should never happen to someone. Here are half a dozen of examples of complications that can occur during cosmetic surgery that could happen and leave you Suing the NHS.
All operations can result in infection but that does not mean you should suffer from one. It still remains one of the most common complications of Cosmetic Surgery. The skin infection Cellulitis can be as a result of negligence following surgery. Depending on how severe the infection, this would then alter the intensity of the treatment required.
- Blood loss
Blood loss is expected to happen under surgery when the body is opened up. However uncontrollable levels of blood loss can lead to deadly outcomes for those unfortunate enough to suffer from this. Blood loss does not only occur when on the operating table but can do so after surgery through internal bleeding. This can be treated with methods such as transfusions or iron based medications .
A Hematoma is when a pocket of blood that is similar to a bruise appears causing pain. It can be a risk in all surgeries and if you suffer from a hematoma following an operation it may sometimes result in a further surgery being required.
- Blood Clots, DVT and Pulmonary Embolism
Blood clots cause a block for the blood flow in an artery or vein. These can be very dangerous and require quick treatment. If not treated they can progress into DVT (Deep Vein Thrombosis) which is when a collection of blood clots form in deep veins and cause a multitude of problems. One of which being a Pulmonary Embolism which is when the clots break away and travel to the lungs. Pulmonary Embolisms can be fatal if there has been a Medical Misdiagnosis and they are not treated correctly.
- Nerve Damage
Any surgery can result in Nerve damage and that continues to be the case when it comes to cosmetic surgeries. A tingling sensation and numbness are the most common signs of nerve damage following surgery and is very hard to treat. Depending on the extent of the damage sustained to the nerve it can either be temporary or permanent and requires the immediate attention of a professional as it can sometimes be hard to stop the temporary damage becoming permanent.
Surgery does usually result in scarring due to the process that needs to take place however with cosmetic surgery you are looking to improve your body and scars are not the known way of doing this. There are 2 main types of scarring that can occur. The first being Hypertrophic scarring which will grow within the borders of the initial wound and will become smaller within time. The second being Keloid scarring which grows beyond the wound borders and can be very difficult to treat.
What is the Process of Making A Cosmetic Claim
Cosmetic surgeons are no different to any other medical professionals as they owe every patient a duty of care. When they fall below this victims may be entitled to Claim Cosmetic Surgery Compensation. When a cosmetic surgeon has caused a patient any physical harm, illness or injury it can be considered as a breach to their duty of care.
At NHS Negligence Claims we can help you get in contact with the best solicitor to go ahead with a No Win No Fee Medical Negligence claim for you or anyone you know who has sadly been a victim of negligence.
Making a claim is as easy as picking up the phone, calling 0800 999 3372, discussing brief details with our team and then being allocated a solicitor who will fight to get the NHS Compensation you deserve. No one would suffer in so reach out today as we are there for you.
What Can I Claim Compensation For?
If it can be proven that your Cosmetic Surgeon has breached their duty of care when treating yourself, then compensation can be claimed for some of the examples below:
Psychological Damage -
If your mental health has worsened causing Anxiety, Depression or Confidence Concerns following a cosmetic surgical procedure and you are now requiring ongoing treatment or support such as counselling as a result of the negligence you have suffered from, you may be entitled to Claim Cosmetic Surgery Compensation.
Physical Injuries -
Cosmetic surgeries are meant to enhance the body but if you find this not to be the case it may be due to negligence. Compensation can be awarded for misshapen body parts or concerns with symmetry as well as burns or scarring to highly noticeable areas of the body. You may also be entitled to compensation if you have suffered nerve damage or infection requiring extensive treatment.
Cost of Further Treatment -
If the negligence you have been a victim of requires corrective procedures, the cost of this treatment can also be included in your compensation claim.
Is There a Time Limit To Bring Forward a Cosmetic Surgery Claim?
When making aMedical Negligence UK claim there is a 3 year period of time, the 3 year can begin from:
- The day the cosmetic negligence occurred.
- From the date you became aware that your injury was due to negligence.
The exception to this three-year time limit applies if the claimant was under the age of 18 at the time of the incident; in this case, they will have three years from their 18th birthday to start a claim resulting in them having till their 21st Birthday to claim. This exception is quite unlikely, as only a handful of people undergo cosmetic surgery under the age of 18.
If you are unsure whether you are within the time limit for pursuing a NHS Claim, we will be happy to offer a free, no obligation assessment with one of legal advisors who are happy to help you in bringing forward a claim. It is important that you get in touch with us as early as possible to make sure the NHS compensation that you deserve comes to you in your time of need.
Can I Make a Cosmetic Surgery Compensation Claim on Behalf of Someone Else?
Yes. If a spouse or family member has suffered an injury due to a professional carrying out a cosmetic surgery incorrectly and they are unable to start a claim on their own or wish to go by themselves, then you can pursue a cosmetic surgery compensation claim on their behalf. This also applies if a patient has passed away as a result of injuries sustained from cosmetic negligence.
If you are considering bringing forward a claim for Cosmetic Surgery Compensation on behalf of a loved one, get in touch with our specialist team today and we can help guide you on the steps to take.
Contact us today on 0800 999 3372 to arrange for a No Win No Fee Medical Negligence assessment. We are here to make the process of claiming as easy as possible for you.