Cosmetic Breast Surgery
When cosmetic breast surgery goes wrong it’s not only the physical effects that leave you suffering, but the emotional pain too.
Whether it was a breast augmentation, a breast reduction, a breast uplift or a breast reconstruction, our expert panel of solicitors are on hand to help you get compensation to cover any corrective surgery or provide you with any psychological support you may need.
You may have suffered from medical negligence if:
- You weren’t given the right information about the risks involved in your procedure
- Your surgery wasn’t performed to the expected standard
- The product used was defective by being either faulty or damaged (PIP implants are an example of this)
- You didn’t receive the correct aftercare
You may have a claim for medical negligence if:
- There’s infection around the implant
- If the implant isn’t suitable for you – for example it may feel hard and painful, this is called capsular contraction
- You are suffering a loss of feeling in the breast or the surrounding area
- You have stiff shoulders
- Your breasts are uneven and lack symmetry
- You think your implant has ruptured or deflated
- You have unnecessary scaring
- Your implant wasn’t inserted correctly
What are PIP breast implants?
PIP breast implants haven’t been used in the UK since 2010, after an investigation found they were made with unapproved silicone gel.
The issues were highlighted as PIP breast implants were far more prone to rupturing (splitting) than other breast implants at the time.
There is no evidence that PIP implants that haven’t ruptured cause any health risks. However, if they do split the symptoms can be unpleasant, so you may be anxious about leaving them in.
Signs of a rupture include:
- Lumpiness to the breast
- Swelling in and around the breast
- Pain and tenderness
- A burning sensation in your breast
- Enlarged lymph nodes in your armpit
Some private clinics have agreed to remove and replace PIP breast implants free of charge if it is medically necessary.
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.