Cosmetic Surgery Claims
Cosmetic surgery can be a life-changing experience for many patients, but if it is not performed properly, it can have serious consequences. Over recent years, there has been a rise in the number of people undergoing cosmetic surgery procedures.
At Jackson Lees, we have dealt with a number of cases for clients who have suffered from Clinical Negligence, either as a result of poorly performed procedures, or in some cases, as a result of having been advised to undergo procedures that were inappropriate for their needs.
Cosmetic surgery can cover a wide range of procedures, Jackson Lees' solicitors have gained a wide range of experience in dealing with enquiries, including those relating to breast surgery, nose procedures and liposuction.
If your procedure goes wrong as a result of Medical Negligence, Jackson Lees can act on your behalf with a cosmetic surgery claim and help you to get the answers you deserve.
We have over 25 years of Medical Negligence experience and have helped thousands of clients in England and Wales with their claim.
We offer a free initial consultation and can visit you in the comfort of your own home if required.
We can take your case on under a conditional fee agreement, also known as ‘no win, no fee.’
What is Cosmetic Surgery Negligence?
There are two primary types of cosmetic surgery claims, and our solicitors have used their substantial Medical Negligence expertise to achieve success in a range of cases.
Every cosmetic surgery procedure comes with a degree of risk, and it is your surgeon’s duty to ensure you have understood and accepted this. You should be kept fully informed of the specific risks associated with your operation and sign a written agreement indicating you are happy for the work to go ahead.
If you do not receive this information, this may be classed as cosmetic surgery negligence.
Equally, if the results of your operation fall below the standards reasonably expected of a medical expert, you may be able to make a claim. For example, if your appearance is far removed from what you were led to believe it would be, or you have been left in long-term pain or discomfort because of mistakes made during the surgery, Jackson Lees may be able to act on your behalf.
These issues can cause serious physical and emotional damage to patients, and it is vital that you receive the practical support needed to help you through the legal process.
We obtained damages for a client who had undergone breast augmentation surgery on a private basis. The surgery was performed after the client had had her first child, but before she had a second child. The client stated that she had queried whether she should delay such surgery until after her family had been completed, but was advised that this was not necessary.
Unfortunately, during her subsequent pregnancy, one of the implants became more visible, and she developed pain in her arms and shoulders. She was subsequently advised that the implant had moved, and that there was fluid surrounding the tissue. She was told that this could have been a result of the pregnancy, and the consequent changes to her breasts.
It was argued that the treatment provided was negligent, and it was alleged that the Defendant should have advised the Claimant that she should postpone the surgery until her family had been completed. This was denied by the Defendant, who denied knowing that the client was actively trying to expand her family.
Following lengthy negotiations, and the issue of court proceedings, the matter was eventually settled for £10,000 without the need to proceed to Trial.
Cosmetic surgery cases can often involve sensitive issues for the clients, and at Jackson Lees, we pride ourselves on knowing how to handle such enquiries, and have a team of both male and female solicitors who are happy to help.
Why Choose Jackson Lees?
Jackson Lees have specialised in Medical Negligence for over 25 years. Our team knows exactly what it takes to achieve a successful cosmetic surgery claim, including following poor outcomes of facelifts and weight loss surgery, and will work hard on your behalf to ensure this happens.
Our sensitive approach means we are solicitors that you feel you can talk to openly, we offer male and female solicitors who can handle your case with care, helping you to do the right thing, the right way.
We are authorised and regulated by the Solicitors Regulation Authority, and are accredited by the Law Society and Action Against Medical Accidents (AvMA). Call us today on 0151 282 1700 or fill in our online enquiry form to find out more.