If you pay for cosmetic surgery you have every right to expect to be pleased with the result. Cosmetic surgery is often something which you will have put a lot of time into deciding to progress with, and you may have paid several thousands of pounds for the procedure. Therefore, you shouldn’t be left feeling that your money was wasted, or that the treatment you received hasn’t worked or has gone wrong.
Good cosmetic clinics will do everything possible to ensure that you are happy with the treatments they offer, and all surgeons specialising in cosmetic procedures since 2002 should be registered with the General Medical Council’s specialist register. In addition, cosmetic surgery clinics should be registered with the Parliamentary and Health Service Ombudsman, which carries out yearly inspections and can handle certain complaints on behalf of patients. And yet time and time again, we are being contacted by people whose treatment has gone wrong due to negligence from the very people they trusted to care for them.
In order to claim damages for negligent treatment, you need to show that you have suffered an injury caused by medical negligence. To do this, you will need to be able to establish that the treatment you received was below the standard you could reasonably have expected to receive.
The majority of cosmetic surgery or cosmetic procedures are carried out by private clinics, not the NHS. This won’t prevent you from bringing a claim, and Farley’s team of cosmetic surgery experts will be able to advise you on the best course of action when it comes to pursuing a claim.
We know how frustrating and upsetting it is to have put your faith in somebody to improve an aspect of your appearance that you weren’t happy with. Our lawyers will support you throughout the course of your claim, and ensure you receive the compensation you are entitled to.
Common Cosmetic Surgery Claims
You may be able to claim damages for a range of different cosmetic procedures, including:
- Botched surgery including breast augmentation and lift, breast reduction, face lift or eyelid work
- Failed liposuction causing numbness, scarring, uneven results, punctured organs and skin necrosis (dead skin cells)
- Dermal filler related conditions such as infection, skin necrosis, swelling, ulcers and permanent blindness
- Gastric band surgery if the band has failed or leaks, stomach swelling, punctured organs or blood clots in the lung
We understand the seriousness of the injuries that can be caused as a result of cosmetic surgery or procedures gone wrong, and we realise that these can often cause psychological, as well as physical suffering. It can be difficult to speak to somebody about bringing a claim, but if you contact Farleys to progress a claim on your behalf, you can be assured that we will do everything possible to ensure the process is as stress-free as possible.
Contact a Cosmetic Surgery Claim Solicitor
Where possible, we will progress your claim on a ‘no win no fee’ basis. If you would like some initial free advice on bringing a claim in respect of an injury caused as a result of cosmetic surgery or other cosmetic procedure please call us 0845 287 0939 or drop us an email to arrange an appointment at your convenience.