Cosmetic Surgery Negligence

If you’ve been injured after undergoing a cosmetic procedure, you could be entitled to make a cosmetic surgery negligence claim.


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Can I claim for cosmetic surgery that’s gone wrong?

Cosmetic surgery is no longer something that’s reserved for the rich and famous. It is an enormous industry with thousands of satisfied customers. But if something goes wrong, you could have grounds to make a cosmetic surgery negligence claim.

This might apply if you’ve been harmed after undergoing a procedure such as:

These are some of the most common examples. But if you’ve suffered any type of negligence from a cosmetic surgeon or procedure provider, we could help you pursue compensation. Just get in touch to find out more.

Why should I make a cosmetic surgery negligence claim?

When you make the decision to undergo cosmetic surgery, you’re trusting that the surgeon you choose will carry out your procedure safely. But unfortunately, this isn’t always the case.

If your surgery goes wrong, or you are not given the correct aftercare, you could be left dealing with physical pain or scarring. We understand how devastating this can be, especially if you’d built up your hopes for what the surgery could do for you.

You may also find that you have to take additional time off work to recover from your procedure, which can add a layer of financial stress on top of everything else.

Making a claim won’t fix what happened, but it could help you to recover any financial losses associated with the negligence you suffered – such as lost earnings or the cost of corrective surgery.

And by making a claim, you will also be bringing attention to the negligence that led to your injuries, helping to prevent the same thing from happening to anyone else.

If you think you might have grounds to make a cosmetic surgery negligence claim, get in touch with us for a free initial consultation. We’ll talk to you about your situation and let you know if we think you have a strong case.

How to prove cosmetic surgery negligence

Evidence is a crucial part of any medical negligence claim. For your case to be successful, you’ll need to be able to prove that the negligence of a cosmetic surgeon directly caused you harm.

To do this, your solicitor may use evidence including:

  • Medical records
    Your solicitor may request any medical records kept by the surgeon who performed your procedure. This will help to show when and where you were treated, as well as revealing any flaws or oversights in the surgeon’s notes.
  • Photos and videos
    Taking pictures and videos of any visible injuries could go a long way towards proving the harm caused by your surgeon’s negligence. You might want to capture any cuts, bruises or scars that you’ve been left with as a result of your surgery.
  • Witness testimonies
    If you attended your appointments with a family member or friend, they may be able to help fill in some of the gaps in your own memory. Your solicitor might also ask any other medical staff who were present for their recollection of what happened.
  • Your own statement
    It’s likely that your solicitor will ask for your own memory of the surgery, too. So it might be worth keeping a diary of anything you remember from the procedure and the impact it’s had on you.

To help your solicitor build the best case, we would suggest keeping a record of any relevant information – including written complaints to the clinic or surgeon who treated you, receipts or invoices, and any materials you were given before or after your procedure, like leaflets.

How can First4Lawyers help?

We work with cosmetic surgery negligence solicitors who have years of combined experience in this area of law. They will put a case together on your behalf, helping you to get the compensation and justice you’re entitled to.

It’s only natural that you might feel hesitant about making a claim after going through something so difficult. But all medical professionals have a legal duty of care and when this is breached it’s important that the people responsible are held to account.

We offer a No Win No Fee service for these types of claims. So there will be nothing for you to pay upfront and no fees to cover if your case is unsuccessful. To find out more about our pricing options, get in touch with our friendly team.

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 and housing disrepair. Changing laws mean our solicitors will now take a payment of 35% of the final compensation amount plus VAT for all road traffic accident and housing disrepair claims.

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

Cosmetic surgery negligence FAQs

What will my cosmetic surgery negligence claim be worth?

How much compensation you receive for cosmetic surgery negligence will depend on a number of factors – such as the extent of your injuries and how your life has been impacted.

If your claim is successful, your compensation will likely be split into two categories: general damages and special damages.

General damages will account for the pain and suffering caused by the negligence you experienced, which could be either physical or psychological. For a rough estimate of how much you could be entitled to in general damages, try our free compensation calculator.

Special damages are designed to compensate you for the financial losses you may have suffered as a result of what happened. This could be lost earnings, the cost of transport to and from hospital appointments, or expenses related to further medical treatment.

How long do I have to claim for cosmetic surgery negligence?

You’ll generally have three years to make a claim after suffering cosmetic surgery negligence. This will usually start from the date that the surgery took place. But if you weren’t aware of your injuries until later on, the start date could be moved back.

We would always suggest speaking to a legal professional as soon as possible to get a better idea of where you stand. And if you do decide to make a claim, getting early legal advice could give you a better chance of success.

I think I have a cosmetic surgery negligence claim – what do I do?

If you’ve suffered negligence before, during or after a cosmetic surgery procedure, the most important thing to do is seek medical attention. This might sound obvious, but it’s important that you get a second medical opinion after suffering any kind of negligence from a surgeon or doctor.

After this, you might consider making a cosmetic surgery negligence claim. Our knowledgeable advisors are here to listen to the details of your situation and answer any questions you may have. And if we think you could have a case, we’ll ask if you’d like to speak to one of our solicitors.

This decision will be completely yours to make, and there will be no pressure to go forward at this point. Instead, we aim to give you all the information you need to make the choice that’s right for you.

To find out more about our services, give us a call on the number at the top of the screen, request a callback or fill in our quick and easy online form.

We’re here to help you whenever you’re ready.

Why choose First4Lawyers?

Whether you want to make an accident and injury claim, or need a solicitor for personal or business law matters - our friendly team are here to help, 24/7.

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We offer advice with no obligation.  We never cold-call or apply pressure to our customers


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