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If you would like to make a claim following a negligent breast enlargement, reduction or lift procedure, our specialist solicitors can help. When you put your trust in a cosmetic surgeon for a breast augmentation, you are entitled to feel significantly more confident about your body coming out of surgery than when you went in. When this does not happen as a result of negligent action, you may be looking for independent advice.
Recovery times following breast surgery can be extensive even when the procedure has gone to plan, but if you feel that the operation was not a success and you did not receive the procedure you were expecting – this could be down to negligent care.
If the surgeon has made a mistake and an error has been made, or perhaps things weren’t explained to you properly, we help you claim the compensation you deserve along, with reimbursing the costs associated in putting the procedure right again.
At Patient Claim Line, our specialist cosmetic claim lawyers have probably seen every possible outcome to a cosmetic procedure – so don’t be afraid to give us a call. We are not only experienced lawyers, we’re medical experts too – and our specialism in medical negligence allows us to fight for justice on your behalf.
Obviously in cosmetic cases (as with medical negligence in general) every case is different and what you could claim for depends on how severe the error is and how it has affected your life.
Claims may include:
• Deflation, excessive swelling and leakages
• Allergic reactions not previously tested for
• Infection to the breast and/or surrounding areas
• Unnecessary or avoidable scarring
• Persistent pain local to the breast area
• Nerve damage
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Making a breast enlargement claim
Alongside being able to claim for the physical aspects of your surgery, you may also be able to claim for loss of income if you are unable to perform your job because of the negligence suffered. Medical expenses and rehabilitation costs will also be considered in your case.
When you put your trust in a cosmetic surgeon for a breast enlargement procedure, there is a due diligence to ensure that the outcome of your surgery is to the highest possible standard. Where this is not adhered to because of a negligent action, you may be entitled claim compensation.
You may also be able to claim for the psychological trauma incurred because of the procedure being performed inadequately. Cosmetic surgery is often considered by the patient to boost self-confidence and achieve a more positive outlook on your physical appearance. If that has not been the case, call us today to find out if we can get your life – and confidence – back on track.
Why Choose Patient Claim Line for your Breast Augmentation Claim?
Not just lawyers — medical negligence experts
Patient Claim Line was established in 2014 and consists of a team of medical lawyers specialising in cancer negligence and general medical negligence claims.
At Patient Claim Line we have more than 100 solicitors with a 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 Breast Augmentation Claims
Our expert legal team answer your questions about making a Breast Augmentation Claim
When undergoing breast augmentation surgery, it is crucial that you are aware of the potential risks that are involved. According to Mayo Clinic, these are some of the most common risks:
- Scar tissue that alters the shape of your breast implant
- Suffering from breast pain
- Contracting infections
- You experience changes in nipple and breast sensation
- Your implant position changes
- You experience implant leakage or ruptures
The compensation awarded for breast augmentation surgery negligence can cover a variety of things and many factors may be considered. A compensation package is generally made up of general and special damages. The types of things the compensation will cover for general damages is the physical and psychological suffering you may have suffered as a result of the negligence. Compensation covering special damages will take into consideration other factors such as any out of pocket losses and any new required treatment you may have needed because of the negligence.
Meet our Breast Augmentation Team
Darren is a solicitor with over 20 years experience in complex and high value personal injury and medical negligence claims. He only acts on behalf of injured people, those that represent them (for example, parents in the case of children and ‘Litigation Friends’ in cases where the injured person does not have the mental capacity to understand the litigation process) and their families in instances where the accident or medical mistake has resulted in death.
Prior to taking a mid-career sabbatical break, he was a member of the AvMA (Action against Medical Accidents) Specialist Clinical Negligence Panel (a nationally recognised accreditation of quality and experience). He is proud to be a member of our highly talented and successful Multi-Track / Serious Injury Clinical Negligence team.
Darren has expertise in all forms of medical negligence and accident claims including cerebral palsy and other birth injuries, foetal abnormality cases, brain injuries, high value orthopaedics, neurological injuries such as spinal injuries, delays in diagnosis of carcinoma, plastic surgery and psychiatric management. I act for infants, young people and adults.
Notable Settled Cases
Winning High Court liability trial against a GP in a catastrophic injury medical negligence case concerning the development of meningitis. Darren went on to settle the case for a lump sum approaching £3 million.
Negotiating a PPO settlement for an infant who suffered cerebral palsy, blindness and the almost complete absence of cognitive developmental ability as a consequence of the negligent delay in his delivery. In a case where life expectancy was significantly reduced, a lump sum of £770,000 with additional annual payments of £135,000, rising to £250,000, for life, was secured and approved by the High Court.
Director of Medical Law Services
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.
Partner, Head of Strategy and Legal Operations
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.
Kathryn is one of our Senior Solicitors and has over 11 years’ experience in the field, with both defendant and claimant claims.
She manages a team of junior and senior paralegals, ensuring cases are running smoothly throughout her team.
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