Cosmetic Surgery Negligence

You may have grounds for a medical negligence compensation claim if bad cosmetic surgery - in the UK or abroad - 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.

Despite a fall of 7.9% in surgical procedures on the previous year, there were still 28,315 ops performed on men and women in 2017, according to the British Association of Aesthetic Plastic Surgeons (BAAPS).

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

Where we offer No Win No Fee services typically customers pay 25% of the amount recovered by our solicitors, although this will be subject to your individual circumstances and the actual fee may be less than this but it will never be more. Success fees are common practice and they were introduced when the law changed in April 2013.

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

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