Category: Cosmetic Surgery
When a patient undergoes surgery, it is likely that they may develop a scar if any incisions are required in the procedure. In most cases, the scarring is a minor and normal result of the procedure, but there can be cases in which medical negligence has caused an unnecessary degree of scarring. In situations such as these, victims may be able to bring scarring injury claims.
As a result of medical advances, many surgical scars can be minimised and may even fade over time, meaning there is little evidence of the procedures that patients have undergone. However, this also means that excessive scarring can act as evidence of the errors made by a doctor.
In the worst cases, patients can endure physical pain and/or psychological suffering as a result of scarring injuries, potentially developing a negative body image. We know how difficult it can be for the victim, so we want to make sure all those affected by scarring injuries can recover the compensation they deserve.
The majority of high-profile medical negligence claims are often brought against doctors and healthcare professionals working at NHS hospitals. This is because most people use the public healthcare system that we have here, but sometimes people do use private methods.
Although they may be smaller in scale, medical negligence cases can be brought against practitioners at private hospitals, and these cases can be equally valid. Some people choose to pay for private treatment to avoid lengthy NHS waiting times, or because they believe the standard of care may be higher. Some pay for elective treatment that is not offered on the NHS. Unfortunately, medical mistakes may be just as likely to happen.
In fact, many doctors keep up private work alongside NHS work. As such, there could be (in some cases) little difference between the practitioners you encounter at public and private hospitals.
In the same way that people can recover compensation for medical negligence, you could also be entitled to make a cosmetic surgery compensation claim if that’s how you’ve suffered.
Private healthcare organisations have the same duty of care that public ones like the NHS does. At the same time, if cosmetic procedures go wrong with the NHS, their usual duty of care also applies.
If you have undergone a cosmetic procedure and something has gone wrong with any part of the process, you could be entitled to make a claim for compensation. We may be able to represent you for a case on a No Win, No Fee basis.
We represent victims for cosmetic surgery compensation claims, as they usually fall within the scope of the medical negligence work that we carry out.
And with cosmetic procedures growing in popularity in recent years, we have seen an increase in the numbers of claims for personal injury compensation that we’ve taken forward.
What may be understood to be a simple and straightforward procedure could leave a victim needing months – or even years – of corrective work. This can cost thousands of pounds and leave patients suffering with serious pain, suffering and loss of amenity, and this is something that we can help people with.
Is breast surgery dangerous? As the cosmetic surgery industry continues to grow in popularity, it’s a common question that’s asked.
We’re not doctors or surgeons ourselves, so we can only talk about the dangers we see as lawyers. We’ve helped a lot of people claim compensation for breast surgery claims. In fact, we’ve recovered over £1.3m so far in claims for breast surgery cases alone.
We know the dangers in terms of a legal action for compensation. If you have been the victim of negligent breast surgery, that’s where we can step in.
You may be entitled to make a plastic surgeon compensation claim if the work you have had has not turned out to be as expected.
Plastic surgeon compensation cases can be difficult. This is why it’s vital that you instruct specialist medical negligence lawyers like us. Cosmetic procedures carry inherent risks, especially the more invasive procedures that many people are undergoing nowadays.
If you have suffered complications or you have ended up with an unexpected outcome, what are your rights?
If you need cosmetic surgery compensation advice, we can help you. This falls within the remit of our specialism for negligence cases we represent people for.
With the growing popularity of cosmetic surgery, a lack of regulation here in the UK means that people can be at risk. Some cosmetic procedures are incredibly invasive, and if they’re not carried out by someone with the right skills, people can suffer.
If you have suffered when something has gone wrong, you can speak to our lawyers for help and advice now. If we think we can help you, we can represent you for a cosmetic surgery compensation claim.
Former self-professed beautician, Ana Bertha Diaz Hernandez, has pleaded guilty for performing “reckless” buttock injections on almost a dozen customers in an attempt to enhance their features, even though she was unlicensed.
Hernandez reportedly made around £31,000 for what she called “lamb’s fat” injections. She allegedly smuggled in the unapproved substance from Mexico to inject into her clients’ buttocks to make them bigger. The court heard how Fernandez was aware of “risk of death or serious bodily injury“, and she now faces up to three years in prison for her crimes.
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