In just 10 years, the number of people opting for cosmetic surgery procedures has increased threefold with 300, 000 surgeries performed in 2011. More people undergoing such surgery also now means that more surgeries go wrong and when they do it can be financially and psychologically devastating. The good news is that when plastic surgery medical professionals do perform incompetently, their victims can win compensation which will go some way to get their lives back on track.
Doctors tend to refer to ‘adverse outcomes’ when it comes to making mistakes in cosmetic surgery and this rather insensitive term perhaps fails to account for the devastating physical and emotions effects of negligence for the patients. Surgeries such as rhinoplasty if performed incorrectly can lead to loss of smell, vision, collapse of the bridge of the nose, nerve damage, unbalanced features and severe scarring. Breast augmentation and reduction surgeries are also the root of many compensation claim with patients ending up with misshapen or lopsided breasts or implants which later rupture.
The costs of repairing such damage can be very high and patients may need to take time off work due the pain they experience. Furthermore, given that cosmetic surgery is often required because of the patients problems with their appearance, their self confidence can be completely shattered when a cosmetic surgeon performs negligently and they not be comfortable going back to work or even walking around the shops. There are therefore very real financial consequences of cosmetic surgery negligence as well.
You will have to demonstrate that the injuries, disfigurement or psychological trauma you have sustained following the cosmetic surgery procedure were caused by the incompetence of the medical professional in question and that they were mistakes a competent professional would not have made. Private medical clinics must meet certain standards laid out in 2002 legislation and if you find that fell foul of any these you could have justification for your claim.
It is of paramount importance that you instruct a specialist medical negligence solicitor to help you with your compensation claim due to the specialised nature of cosmetic surgery compensation claims. Our specialist personal injury lawyers have the legal expertise and sensitive approach required to help you get through the claims process and win the compensation you deserve at the end of it.
Call Bonallack & Bishop for expert advice on cosmetic surgery negligence claims
If you instruct on of our specialist medical negligence solicitors to help you with your cosmetic surgery negligence claim, you can be sure of a sensitive and proactive service. We have the expertise needed to win the full and fair amount of compensation you deserve, so call today:
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Email our medical negligence compensation claim team at Salisbury@bishopslaw.com.