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Cosmetic Surgery Compensation Claims
Cosmetic surgery procedures have become increasingly popular in the UK. According to our recent survey, 1 in 3 Brits have had or would consider having cosmetic facial surgery. In most cases, the quality of treatment is satisfactory and patients are left confident in their results. However, when cosmetic procedures go wrong due to substandard medical treatment or if a cosmetic surgeon makes a mistake, patients can be left suffering from unexpected, and sometimes life-changing, injuries.
If you have suffered an injury during or after your cosmetic surgery and believe that a medical professional is at fault, you could be entitled to compensation.
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What Are Cosmetic Surgery Negligence Claims?
Cosmetic surgery negligence claims are put forward when patients receive poor care surrounding their cosmetic treatment. Inadequate or negligent care can often result in physical injuries such as scarring as well as psychological suffering which can have devastating effects.
There are risks involved with all surgeries, especially cosmetic procedures, and so it is possible for complications to occur that cannot be blamed on negligence. In these cases, you should have been advised of the possible risks before your surgery. If you were not warned of the risks and experienced an injury related to your cosmetic surgery, you may be entitled to make a claim for medical negligence.
Common Types of Cosmetic Surgery Negligence Claims
As specialist cosmetic surgery solicitors, we deal with claims surrounding specific cosmetic procedures such as:
- Breast Augmentation Claims
- Facial surgery claims
- Liposuction/abdominoplasty claims
- Hair transplant claims
- Gastric band claims
- Non-surgical claims
Many of these claims often include common types of negligence such as:
- Implant faults including leakage
- Severe scarring and disfigurement
- Lack of information from the surgeon
- Failure to inform patient of the risks
- Infections and allergies
Contact us today to find out if you are eligible to put forward a claim for compensation.
What Are the Consequences of Negligent Cosmetic Surgery?
The effects of negligent cosmetic surgery can not only affect you physically but could also impact you emotionally, especially when the outcome of your treatment is not what you expected. Below are some of the complications that might occur from negligent cosmetic surgery:
- Implant faults – for example, if a faulty implant was used in your procedure, you may need to have the implant removed, requiring further surgery.
- Surgical mistakes – errors in your cosmetic surgery could lead to scarring and disfigurement.
- Infections – most surgical wounds heal normally without any complications. However, if you develop an infection due to negligent treatment, the consequences can be extremely serious. If your infection develops into sepsis for example, this can cause organs to shut down and can be fatal.
- Allergies – if you developed an allergic reaction following cosmetic treatment, which was due to negligence, again this can have a serious impact on your health.
Am I Eligible to Make a Cosmetic Surgery Claim?
You may be eligible to make a claim if you believe that any part of your cosmetic surgery was not performed correctly, including any explanation by the surgeon prior to your procedure.
Patient Claim Line is here to advise you on this. We are a team of specialist solicitors that excel in medical negligence and negligent cosmetic surgery claims. When you contact us, we will very quickly advise you on the eligibility of your claim. It costs you nothing to find out if you have a case, and all our claims are dealt with by specialist medical negligence solicitors, on a strictly no win no fee basis.
How to Make a Cosmetic Surgery Claim
It’s important that you get in touch as soon as possible if you would like to make a cosmetic surgery claim. Submitting your claim for cosmetic surgery compensation is easy. You can contact our team of medical negligence experts either by phone or you can complete our online form.
In most cases, you have 3 years from the “date of knowledge” to bring your claim for negligent cosmetic surgery. The “date of knowledge” is the date when you first became aware that a mistake had been made.
How Much Compensation Could I Be Entitled to For A Cosmetic Surgery Claim?
In general, the amount of compensation depends on the length of time you have suffered for, and the impact that the error has had on your daily life. However, every medical negligence case is different.
If you were unable to work, we will recover any lost earnings for any period you were absent because of what happened. You may have needed family and friends to help, or even professional care, and our team will make sure their time is compensated for as well.
Our specialist medical lawyers will use their experience to make sure that you receive the maximum amount of compensation you deserve.
Why Choose Patient Claim Line for Your Cosmetic Surgery Claim?
Medical negligence is a complex area of law, which is why you need a specialist. You need someone who knows this area through and through. Our promise to you:
- No win, no fee
- Not just lawyers – medical negligence experts
- No obligation
- UK’s highest rated medical negligence solicitors
By choosing Patient Claim Line, you are guaranteed peace of mind in all areas, always.
‘No Win No Fee’ Cosmetic Surgery Claims
At Patient Claim Line we don’t want you to be put off by legal fees, so we work on a ‘no win no fee’ basis. This means that if your claim isn’t successful, we write off all our fees and you won’t pay a penny. We understand that suffering cosmetic surgery gone wrong is very distressing, which is why we prefer to work on a completely transparent basis so that you always understand where you are.
How Can Specialist Cosmetic Surgery Solicitors Help?
At Patient Claim Line, our team has a wealth of experience and knowledge when it comes to cosmetic surgery claims. No matter what type of procedure you have undergone, our team will be able to guide you through the claims process. Our experience means we can very quickly advise as to whether you have a case, and if so, ensure you receive the maximum amount of cosmetic surgery compensation, not only to compensate you for pain and suffering caused by the medical mistake, but also to allow you the additional funds to correct the procedure where possible.
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Patient Claim Line was established in 2014 and consists of a team of medical lawyers specialising in medical negligence and misdiagnosis claims.
At Patient Claim Line we have more than 100 solicitors with combined experience of over 400 years and they will work on your behalf to achieve the best result possible for you.
It's not enough to use a solicitor who sometimes covers medical negligence. You need someone who knows this area through and through. That is what the solicitors here at Patient Claim Line do. They deal exclusively in this area of law and are experts in the field.
Meet the team
Director of Legal Strategy and Transformation
Georgia is one of our Directors of Medical Negligence and has an impressive wealth of knowledge. She has over 15 years of legal experience and is responsible for overseeing the whole medical negligence team.
Georgia prides herself on the development of her team and aims to ensure that everyone in the department shares the same passion, tenacity and drive to get the best possible result for the injured patient.
Georgia is in charge of the day to day operational running of our largest medical negligence department, working hard to ensure a self-sustainable future for the team. Georgia is heavily involved in developing Fletchers’ nationwide reputation as medical negligence experts, alongside ensuring that all of our cases are dealt with the utmost efficiency and professionalism.
Team Leader/Senior Solicitor
Having joined Patient Claim Line in 2017, Bilal is a Clinical Negligence Solicitor with extensive experience in the medical negligence field. He has recently qualified as an internationally and nationally accredited mediator, recognised by the Civil Mediation Council, International Mediation Institute and Chartered Institute of Arbitrators. Bilal has been recognised for his excellent client work, having received the ‘Customer Award’ at our annual awards evening.
Having had continuous exposure to medical negligence claims throughout his career, Bilal has developed a large skillset, enabling him to bring matters to time-efficient, amicable solutions. Bilal completes a formal assessment of each case and strategically plans the progression of the case, ensuring all cases within his team run smoothly and that our customers receive the justice they deserve.
Bilal was also the recipient of the Customer Feedback Champion award in 2019.
Medical Negligence Solicitor
Jennifer joined the team in 2018 with a wealth of experience of working in Medical Negligence in several firms across the North of England. As a Solicitor, Jennifer has an in-depth knowledge of the law and a recognition of the suffering that customers have already been through and the support that they may need through their claim. She works efficiently to achieve the best outcome for her customers. She has a wide range of experience within Medical Negligence and has particular expertise in delayed diagnoses of cancer, shoulder and eye injuries.
Senior Litigation Executive
Admitted to the roll of Solicitors in 2016, Kate is a Senior Litigation Executive at Patient Claim Line. She handles cases through to settlement or issuing. Within the team she is responsible for corresponding with customers and experts to ensure cases are conducted in a proactive and effective manner. Kate provides support and guidance to the team to deliver an outstanding service to our customers.
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