Cosmetic Surgery Claims

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Cosmetic surgery compensation

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: 

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.

We negotiated a settlement of £17,500 for our client, after failures during her breast augmentation resulted in two different sized implants being used.

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:

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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.

Frequently asked questions about Cosmetic Surgery Claims

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Meet our medical negligence team

Peter Rigby

Peter Rigby
Director of Medical Negligence

Peter leads the Medical Negligence Serious Injury department, which now boasts some of our most knowledgeable, dedicated and hardworking team members.

Peter is dedicated to supporting victims of catastrophic medical negligence injuries and endeavours to provide a clear and coherent approach to claims. He recognises the effects serious injuries can have and therefore ensures his customers’ need for support is met. Peter also has a vast amount of experience working with customers who have been injured abroad and is able to act under international law to provide the best outcomes.

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Christian Beadell

Christian Beadell
Head of Group Action

Christian is Head of Medical Negligence at Patient Claim Line and has specialised in clinical negligence claims since qualifying in 1998; having dealt with a wide variety of claims throughout his career. He is also featured in the Legal 500 as a recommended claimant solicitor in the North West.

Christian qualified as a solicitor in 1998, specialising in clinical negligence. From 2010 onward he has had a particular interest in gynaecological and urogynaecological claims, having represented several hundred claimants in the George Rowland Litigation against the Liverpool Women’s and Aintree Hospitals. This investigated the treatment given to women in the Merseyside area over several decades, and in particular focused on the introduction and development of mesh into the UK in both the treatment of stress urinary incontinence and pelvic organ prolapse. The development of this area involved pursuing claims under a unique ADR protocol with the NHS and also looking to develop the current thinking on the valuation of compensation for complex urinary symptoms. He has successfully recovered hundreds of thousands of pounds in compensation on behalf of my clients.

Christian was also involved in setting up and chairing a Claimant Support Group for those involved in the Rowland litigation, which provided a discussion forum for the many women who were left isolated and damaged by negligent gynaecological treatment. He now co-ordinates the firm’s mesh claims and has delivered training and commented extensively on the medico-legal implications of urogynaecological / mesh complications. He is a member of APIL, Liverpool Law Society and Legal 500 recommended.

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Francesca Paul

Francesca Paul
Associate Solicitor

Francesca Paul is an Associate, Senior Solicitor and Team Leader within the Clinical Negligence Department.  She is one of the driving Solicitors in the Group Litigation Team dealing with this niche and specialist area of work that Fletchers undertakes.   

Francesca previously worked in Nottingham, dealing with Group Action work.  She now works at Fletchers, bringing with her those years of experience heading up a team of 10 people.  Francesca is involved in the early identification of potential new Group Litigation Work and analyses information from the collective pool of new enquiries into the business, of which there are hundreds per week looking for hot spots or recurrent issues which might suggest a potential pool of Claimants.   

One of the highlights for Francesca and her team is that they have successfully recovered over a million pounds in compensation for clients who have received treatment from a single orthopaedic surgeon who was operating in the Colchester area.  Her role requires a specific set of skills, patience and a forensic approach to detail whilst being able to see the wider picture.   

Francesca has previously acted for a claimant in a case that reached the Supreme Court in the case of NA v Nottinghamshire County Council. 

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Sion Wynne

Sion Wynne
Team Leader/Senior Solicitor

Sion is a team leader and senior solicitor with many years’ experience in dealing with a wide range of medical specialisms and different types of injuries. He is an experienced medical negligence solicitor and manages a team of lawyers within our department.

Sion joined Fletchers in 2018 as a Team Leader in the Medical Negligence Department. Throughout his 24 year legal career, he has specialised in conducting medical negligence claims on behalf of Claimants, previously working for other highly ranked leading firms in the field.

He has undertaken claims covering the full spectrum of medical specialisms, clinical settings, categories of defendant and types of negligent medical care and treatment.
These include high value and complex maximum severity cases, such as those involving limb amputations and permanent neurological injuries.

Sion is experienced at representing bereaved families at inquests and has a particular interest in fatal accident claims.

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