Cosmetic surgery is popular in the UK, but you shouldn't be afraid to claim in the event that something goes wrong. We’re here to help you do just that.
What is cosmetic surgery negligence?
Cosmetic surgery often goes without a hitch, but unfortunately, there are times when things don't quite go according to plan. Cosmetic surgery negligence can sometimes occur, which is where there are complications or errors made which could easily be avoided. There are unfortunately a number of things which could potentially go wrong, including:
- A lack of notice given about risks involved – Surgeons are required to tell patients about the risks before they go under the knife.
- Health and safety problems – Sometimes, cosmetic surgery negligence happens because of surgeons not wearing the appropriate safety gear, such as gloves, scrubs and safety goggles.
- Hospital negligence – Another cause of problems is hospitals not using the right equipment or maintaining a clean, safe environment to perform surgery in.
Who could be at fault?
In pretty much every case of cosmetic surgery negligence, either the individual surgeon or hospital/surgery where the operation took place will be at fault, but there are a few exceptions to this rule. In a handful of cases the provider of materials used in cosmetic surgery could be at fault.
We understand the levels of distress that negligence can cause, and we will do our utmost to get you the maximum compensation. Not only will we seek to recover the cost of the operation, but we will also seek justice for any physical injury, mental distress or any other out of pocket expenses you may have suffered due to time off work or additional time in hospital.
How long do I have to claim?
In all cases of cosmetic surgery negligence, the first thing to do is make sure you recover as best as you can, though you should try to contact us as soon as possible to either start your claim, or just to discuss your incident to get an idea of your legal standing.
I’ve been a victim of cosmetic surgery negligence. What should I do?
You should consider contacting First4lawyers to make a claim. Our team of expert solicitors can handle your case sensitively, and ensure that you receive the compensation that you should.