Commonly referred to as a “tummy tuck”, an abdominoplasty as the potential to go wrong just as other operations and procedures can go wrong. During an abdominoplasty, excess fat and skin is removed from around the tummy area, with the aim of leaving the patient with a flatter stomach than they had before surgery. Some patients have this done for cosmetic reasons, often because they have lost a lot of weight and this has left them with extra skin around their waist.
Patients undergoing an abdominoplasty usually stay in hospital for a few days following the operation, even though the procedure itself only takes a couple of hours. This length of stay is standard with any major surgery and allows medical staff to monitor your recovery carefully.
Risks of failed abdominoplasty
There are risks associated with having an abdominoplasty just as there are risks with any other sort of surgery. The main risks are infections, scars, blood clots or more serious consequences such as permanent nerve damage. If something does go wrong, it’s only natural that the patient feels distressed, violated and wants some sort of compensation for what has happened to them.
Proving medical negligence
You can’t claim compensation for medical negligence just because an operation has gone wrong or the outcomes were not what you were expecting. You must prove that the outcome was the result of some sort of negligence by a surgeon or doctor who treated you. If this can be proven, then you may be entitled to a large amount of compensation for any physical injury, pain or trauma which you have suffered because of the botched surgery.
How we can help you make a medical claim after an abdominoplasty
It’s normal to feel angry, upset or afraid if you feel you might have been a victim of clinical negligence. We understand how you are feeling, and we are here to help. We will look at the facts of your case and try to work out whether there might be grounds to claim for medical negligence. If there are, we can help you progress your claim and get the compensation you deserve.
Contact us now for specialist legal advice
Just as with other types of medical negligence claims, there are strict time limits associated with making a claim after a failed abdominoplasty. In most cases, you will have to start legal action within three years of discovering the negligence. It’s therefore really important that you speak to our specialist legal team right away to get things moving before the time limit looms.
We know that it can be difficult for patients to trust professionals again when they have been victims of medical negligence. Our extensive experience and knowledge when dealing with these sorts of cases and we can support and advise you about the best ways to move forward. We hope that we can help to restore trust in professionals as well as getting you the justice which you deserve.
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