Nose Job (Rhinoplasty) Claims

If you’ve had a nose job that went wrong, you could be able to make a claim for compensation. First4Lawyers could help you through the process.

What is a nose job claim?

Rhinoplasty – more commonly known as a nose job – is a relatively popular procedure for those who want to change their nose structure, shape or size. This could be for cosmetic reasons, but could be for health reasons, particularly for improving the ability to breathe.

However, there is always the chance that you could experience complications during or after your nose job, as you might with any operation. If these complications were caused by your healthcare provider’s negligence, you could be able to make a medical negligence claim for compensation.

There are a range of complications you could suffer, including:

  • Loss of your sense of smell or taste
  • Breathing difficulties
  • Nerve damage
  • Blood clots or excessive bleeding
  • Anaesthetic problems
  • Results not being what you expected

Why should I make a nose job claim?

If you’ve suffered a nose job that has gone wrong, you may end up unable to work, which could leave to a loss of earnings.

Having surgery go wrong can also lead to you suffering emotional problems. You may be left with a distrust of medical professionals, which could then have negative consequences for your health.

You may also have to get medical treatment to fix what went wrong. As you may have to pay for private treatment, this could be very costly.

A cosmetic surgery negligence claim could help you cover these expenses and help you on the road to recovery.

Is there a time limit for making a nose job claim?

In most cases, you’ll have three years to make a claim for compensation after a nose job that has gone wrong. So you should make sure you get your claim submitted as soon as possible.

However, not all cases will face this time limit. Children can make a claim at any point up to their 21st birthday, while those claiming on behalf of someone who lacks the capacity to claim for themselves won’t face a time limit.

How much compensation will I receive for a nose job claim?

Every case is different, with various factors affecting how much compensation you’ll receive. If you’d like a rough idea of how much you’ll be entitled to, see our compensation calculator.

Compensation is awarded in two parts:

  • General damages: These cover the pain and suffering you’ve gone through. They are decided by the Judicial College’s Guidelines for the Assessment of General Damages in Personal Injury Cases.
  • Special damages: These are awarded to cover any financial losses you have experienced as a result of your operation. These include any loss of earnings, medical expenses and travel to and from appointments.

I think I have a nose job claim – what should I do?

The first thing you should do is find the appropriate medical care. Your health is always the most important thing.

Once you’ve done that, you should contact First4Lawyers. Our friendly and understanding claims advisors will help you decide on the best course of action for your specific situation.

Just give us a call, request a call back or start your claim online.

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