Cosmetic Surgery Claims
Cosmetic surgery continues to grow in popularity. While the majority of providers are trustworthy, the potential implications of negligent treatment can be significant and long-lasting. You could suffer an injury or illness, or you may be left requiring further, corrective treatment.
Our specialist team provides expert legal advice in different languages to clients who have suffered as a result of negligence. They operate on a No Win No Fee basis, meaning that you won’t pay any fees unless your case is successful.
How do problems arise with cosmetic surgery?
Cosmetic surgery can be complicated and, in many cases, invasive. You should be vetted thoroughly in advance to ensure your suitability for any treatment. Once treatment begins, the practitioner should ensure that you remain safe from infection and other complications.
Although regulators such as the CQC (Care Quality Commission) insist that some practitioners have to be registered with them, this does not apply to all treatments. In February 2022, plans were announced for practitioners administering botox and dermal fillers to be regulated in future, following a rise in patients reporting serious problems with such treatments.
As with any form of surgery, patients are owed a duty of care to protect their safety and security at all stages in the surgical process. Breaching that duty of care can result in both physical and emotional problems for the patient’ potentially giving them the right to claim compensation.
What sort of injuries can I claim for after negligent cosmetic surgery treatment?
There are many forms of cosmetic surgery and each comes with its own potential risks for the patient. While there may be too many to list, if you have suffered any sort of injury, disfigurement, illness or complication as a result of any form of cosmetic surgery, you may be able to claim.
We strongly advise that you get in touch with us for professional legal advice to determine whether or not you are entitled to make a compensation claim.
How much compensation might I receive?
The amount of compensation you receive very much depends on your specific circumstances. That’s why we recommend that you get in touch with us promptly so that we can discuss the details of your accident with you.
You may be able to claim for the following if they are a direct result of your injuries:
- Compensation for distress and upheaval
- Loss of earnings and financial losses incurred
- Medical costs, prescription fees, care and rehabilitation costs
- Damage to your property
- Travel expenses incurred
Do I have a valid claim for compensation?
If you can answer yes to all three of the following questions, we recommend that you contact us to discuss your circumstances further:
- Was the procedure carried out within the last three years?
- Was someone else to blame for the illness or injury?
- Were you injured or did you suffer an illness as a result of the incident?
Answering ‘yes’ to all three doesn’t mean that a successful claim is certain. However, these questions are key to the claims process. Answering yes to all three does indicate that you have a greater chance of being entitled to claim. Getting prompt, specialist legal advice could be beneficial.
Because of the three-year time limit, it’s important that you contact us promptly so that we can start the process for you.
How do I begin a compensation claim for cosmetic surgery treatment?
Call us on 0208 1111 911 or contact us through the website and we’ll discuss your circumstances with you. The first call typically takes about 15 minutes and in that time we can usually determine whether or not it’s realistic to pursue a claim for compensation.