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What types of cosmetic surgery can result in a medical negligence claim?

Any type of cosmetic surgery can result in a medical negligence claim, sometimes referred to as clinical negligence or medical malpractice. While most cosmetic surgeries, or plastic surgeries, have the desired outcome, sometimes the results are not as expected. When cosmetic surgery goes wrong, it can have devastating consequences causing both emotional and physical suffering. If you have had cosmetic surgery and the procedure did not go to plan, then you may have a case for a cosmetic surgery medical negligence claim.

Last updated on January 18th, 2024 at 01:43 pm

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    Can I sue for cosmetic surgery medical negligence?

    Yes, if you’ve had cosmetic surgery and the results were not as reasonably expected, or mistakes were made during the surgery, then you may be able to successfully sue for cosmetic surgery medical negligence. Malpractice claims may cover:

    • The cosmetic surgery not being performed to the correct standard, resulting in an outcome that would be lower than reasonably expected
    • A defective product was used, for example, a damaged or faulty breast implant
    • Not being informed fully of the risks of the procedure
    • Surgical errors, including foreign objects being left in the body, causing avoidable damage to muscles, nerves, and tissues.
    • Excessive scarring caused by poor surgical techniques.
    • Infection due to poor hygiene standards or unsterilised equipment
    • Poor aftercare, including the wrong medication being given

    If you have had cosmetic surgery that did not go to plan and, as a result, you have suffered pain, injury, disfigurement, or serious long-lasting health complications, then you may have a claim for cosmetic surgery medical negligence. Contact Graysons’ team of clinical negligence solicitors in Sheffield and Chesterfield today.

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    What types of cosmetic surgery can I claim for?

    You can make a cosmetic surgery clinical negligence claim for any type of cosmetic procedure. Some of the most common types of cosmetic surgery medical malpractice claims relate to:

    • Rhinoplasty or nose reshaping
    • Breast augmentation, including implants, breast reductions, and breast lifts
    • Facelifts
    • Brow lifts
    • Liposuction
    • Tummy tucks
    • Laser eye surgery
    • Hair replacement or hair transplants
    • Otoplasty or ear surgery
    • Eyelid surgery, or blepharoplasty
    • Non-surgical treatments, including dermal fillers and skin resurfacing

    Whatever type of cosmetic surgery you have undergone, if the surgery has gone wrong, then you should contact an experienced medical negligence solicitor.

    How can I make a cosmetic surgery medical negligence claim?

    If you have had cosmetic surgery that didn’t go to plan, then your first step should be to contact an experienced clinical negligence solicitor, such as Graysons’ team of medical negligence experts. They will be able to assess your case and advise if you have a claim that is likely to be successful. Should you wish to proceed with your medical negligence claim, our team of Sheffield and Chesterfield solicitors will collect all the relevant evidence, including medical records and witness statements, and then submit your claim on your behalf. Throughout the entire claims process, our team of medical negligence solicitors will work to ensure you the very best outcome while keeping you aware of your legal rights at every stage of the process.

    How long does the medical negligence claims process typically take?

    It is hard to accurately state how long a medical malpractice claim will take as every cosmetic surgery negligence claim is unique. Some complex cosmetic surgery claims may take several years, especially if they cannot be settled out of court. Other cosmetic surgery claims may be able to be settled within twelve months. The key to a successful clinical negligence cosmetic surgery claim is to work with an experienced medical negligence lawyer.

    Is there a time limit for making a cosmetic surgery clinical negligence claim?

    Yes, like all medical negligence claims, there is a time limit for making a claim for cosmetic surgery that has not gone to plan. You must make a claim within three years of the cosmetic surgery taking place or when the negligence became apparent. Ideally, you should make a claim as soon as possible by contacting a medical negligence solicitor.

    Will I have to go to court if I make a cosmetic surgery medical negligence claim?

    You may have to attend court for a cosmetic surgery claim, but most claims are settled out of court, although proceedings may be required. An experienced medical malpractice attorney will actively work to negotiate and settle the claim before it reaches trial.  In the unlikely event that your claim goes to trial, your medical malpractice attorney will be able to represent you.

    How much compensation will I get if my cosmetic surgery medical negligence claim is successful?

    Every claim is unique, so it is almost impossible to state how much compensation you would be entitled to. Some claims can run into the millions, while others may recover just a few thousand pounds. The compensation awarded is based on several factors, including the severity of your injuries, the cost of ongoing treatment and medical care, the impact on your overall health and wellbeing, loss of earnings, if any, as well as out-of-pocket expenses. It is important to note that medical negligence compensation isn’t a financial windfall; rather it is designed to financially compensate you as if the medical negligence never took place. A medical negligence solicitor will be able to look at your cosmetic surgery claim and advise how much compensation you may be entitled to.

    What is the cost of making a cosmetic surgery claim?

    Graysons’ team of Chesterfield and Sheffield solicitors work on a “no win no fee” basis, known as a Conditional Fee Agreement. This means that if you lose your case, you won’t have to pay anything for legal fees.

    How can a medical negligence solicitor help with a cosmetic surgery claim?

    Suing a healthcare practitioner for medical negligence is complex and time-consuming. It can also be stressful and emotional, which is why it is important that you work with an experienced clinical negligence solicitor. A medical negligence solicitor will be able to skilfully manage your cosmetic surgery claim, working every step of the way to ensure you the very best outcome. Contact Graysons’ solicitors in Sheffield and Chesterfield today if you think you have a cosmetic surgery claim.

    How can Grayson’s help?

    Graysons’ team have forged a reputation for success and can expertly manage your claim to ensure the very best outcome. If you are searching for the best medical negligence solicitors to help you with a cosmetic surgery claim, then contact us in confidence today.

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