Cosmetic surgery is known to have risks, but that doesn’t mean you can’t claim if something goes wrong whilst you are under the knife.
Whether you have paid privately for a procedure, or it was performed as part of NHS treatment, if your cosmetic surgery hasn’t gone as you had planned you may be entitled to claim.
The standard of the treatment carried out by many cosmetic surgeons in the UK is excellent. However, some surgeons in the UK and abroad can make mistakes during surgery that lead to terrible scarring, injuries and the need for further treatment.
Here are some of the common botched cosmetic surgery claims we can help with:
- Tummy tucks and gastric band surgery
- Breast enhancements
- Nose jobs (Rhinoplasty)
- Eyelid surgery
- Face or neck lift
- Brow lifts
Currently the law allows any doctor, surgeon or otherwise, to perform cosmetic surgery. Many surgeons perform cosmetic surgery on different parts of the body. For example, one surgeon might perform a breast enhancement in the morning and an eye lid surgery in the afternoon. Normally each area has a doctor which specialises in that specific part of the body, but not in cosmetic surgery.
However, from spring 2016 surgeons will be able to apply for a certificate to show you they are qualified and competent to perform your cosmetic procedure.
How can we help?
Here at Negligence Claimline our friendly team are here to help you get the support you need. Working with a panel of specialist medical negligence solicitors, we can assist you with your potential claim.
Sometimes an apology is enough, but in other cases compensation will be the only solution to help you get your life back on track.
Our service, putting you in contact with one of our expert panel members, is free and you are not obliged to take the advice the solicitor gives you, or to progress your claim any further if you do not wish.
Can I sue the NHS?
The NHS was created so that good healthcare should be available to all, and it is one of the country’s proudest achievements. However, if something goes wrong during your treatment you deserve answers and, where necessary, financial compensation.
We do not treat your claim lightly. The treatment you consider negligent must be considered unreasonable, irresponsible, and harmful.
However, when someone suffers an injury that impacts their live, or that of a loved one, then it is vital that the NHS has the procedures in place to both compensate the patient and learn from their mistakes.
Find out more about clinical negligence in our Advice Centre:
If you believe that you, or a loved one, have suffered an injury as a result of medical or clinical negligence then call our friendly team on 0330 355 9210* where they will take some details and pass them to a team of specialist solicitors.