Cosmetic Surgery Negligence

You may have grounds for a medical negligence compensation claim if bad cosmetic surgery has left you injured or scarred.


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What is cosmetic surgery?

Cosmetic surgery is no longer something reserved for the rich and famous. It’s an enormous industry with thousands of satisfied customers. But what happens if your surgery goes wrong?

Cosmetic surgery is an optional medical procedure designed to enhance physical features, whereas plastic surgery tends to be a surgical discipline to reconstruct facial and body defects or damage.

In recent years, cosmetic surgery has become increasingly popular. According to the British Association of Aesthetic Plastic Surgeons (BAAPS), 31,057 cosmetic surgeries were performed in 2022 - this represents a 102% increase from the previous year.

Non-surgical cosmetic surgery is subject to very little regulation, so it’s essential you use a reputable aesthetic practitioner to minimise the chance of mistakes and injury.

Can I make a cosmetic surgery negligence claim?

There are various situations that could give you the right to make a compensation claim, including:

- Botched surgery

- Incorrect treatment

- Psychological damage

- Failing in duty of care

- Unsafe or unhygienic equipment

- Insufficient information about the treatment and possible risks or side effects.

Usually you need to claim within three years of the surgery, or of the date when negligence was diagnosed. If you had your cosmetic surgery abroad, then the rules may be different.

If you are unsure whether you are eligible to claim, just get in touch with us. The first consultation is free and you’re under no obligation to proceed with anything.

Can I make a No Win No Fee claim?

Yes. If you have a case for a medical claim, it falls under medical negligence, which is classed as a civil case (as there are no criminal charges) which is covered by No Win No Fee solicitors in England and Wales (not applicable in Scotland or Northern Ireland for medical negligence).

Only pay a fee if you receive compensation

Our No Win No Fee solicitors will take a success fee from the compensation you are awarded for a successful claim in the form of a percentage of your damages. This could be up to 25% but it won't be more than that, except in cases of road traffic accidents. Changing laws mean our solicitors will now take a payment of 30% of the final compensation amount plus VAT for all road traffic accident claims.

First4Lawyers are an award-winning claims management company with a track record of delivering service that our clients love.


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