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Cosmetic surgery negligence

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 occurs when there are complications or errors made, which could easily be avoided.

This could be:

  • 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 in which to perform surgery.

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.

How much can I claim?

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, but you should try to contact us as soon as possible to either start your claim, or just to discuss what happened and 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 deserve.

Common Questions

What is medical negligence?

The phrase ‘medical negligence’ best describes an incident in which a person has suffered harm or injury at the hands of a medical professional. 

Am I entitled to make a medical negligence claim?

Yes, if you or a loved one have been let down by a healthcare professional, or have suffered as a result of substandard care. First4Lawyers are on hand to make sure you feel comfortable in making a claim, and receive peace of mind during this difficult time.

How do I make a claim for medical negligence?

Making claims for medical negligence can be a complex process, as each case can vary quite substantially. If you’re considering making a claim for medical negligence, then we’d recommend speaking to one of our advisors in the first instance. 

Do you have any more questions? 

How to guides

Learn more about this area of law and what you need to know:

How to file a medical negligence claim

In this guide, we’ll help you understand, how to file a medical negligence claim

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How to write a letter of complaint about an NHS treatment or service

In this guide, we’ll help you understand, how to write a letter of complaint about an NHS treatment or service

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How to claim against private healthcare bodies

In this guide, we’ll help you understand, how to claim against private healthcare bodies

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