Claiming compensation when cosmetic surgery goes wrong

We all want to look our best, but unfortunately we may not be satisfied with what ‘nature’ has bequeathed us. So it’s no surprise that more and more of us are choosing to go under the knife and opting for cosmetic surgery at private clinics and hospitals. Sadly as the service or product offering becomes increasingly popular, the risks of cosmetic surgery negligence and bad practices increase too.

The cosmetic surgery sector is not as strictly regulated as the medical industry as a whole; and that occasionally means the standards we have every right to expect are not always upheld. Surgeons who lack the necessary skill and experience may carry out poor cosmetic procedures: inadequate aftercare may lead to complications following the surgery. In situations like these, the consequences can often have a hugely negative impact on the patient’s self-esteem and quality of life.

Cosmetic surgery compensation claims

Cosmetic surgery often goes without a hitch, but unfortunately, there are times when things don’t quite go according to plan. It should be noted, however, that no surgical procedure is risk-free: issues like scarring, wound infection, and dissatisfaction with results can arise without any medical negligence having taken place. However, you may have a claim for cosmetic surgery compensation if the following has taken place:

  • You didn’t receive enough information about the risks of the procedure
  • The cosmetic procedure was not performed to the expected standard
  • A defective product was used (a faulty or damaged implant for instance)
  • There was a failure to provide adequate aftercare

When negligence does occur, the consequences can be devastating. Suddenly, a procedure that was meant to be an investment towards an improved, more confident, lifestyle can become a source of pain, poor health, physical disfigurement, or even psychological trauma.

How can Harold Stock & Co help you?

If a cosmetic surgical procedure or treatment goes wrong due to either a clinical mistake or medical accident caused by the incompetence of a doctor, cosmetic surgeon or cosmetic clinic, patients rightly have the option of pursuing a cosmetic medical negligence claim. However, if you wish to pursue a claim you’ll probably need exert help and guidance from a specialist cosmetic negligence solicitor medical negligence claims can be complex and difficult to prove.

If you feel that you have been a victim of negligence during or following a cosmetic procedure, call Harold Stock & Co Solicitors. We have years of experience working on medical negligence cases, many of which have involved cosmetic surgery claims. We have previously been successful working on claims for facelifts, liposuction and breast augmentations/reduction procedures, as well as several other forms of cosmetic surgery.

We know how complicated these cases can be. More importantly, we understand that they can leave the victim feeling incredibly vulnerable, even embarrassed. The psychological and emotional effects of medical negligence are often just as damaging as the physical impact. That’s why we are committed to guiding you through every step of the process. We will ensure that your claim is handled carefully and professionally by specialist solicitors, while working alongside medical experts in the cosmetic surgery field, to guarantee the best results for you.

Harold Stock & Co firmly believes in the value of meeting clients face-to-face, so that we can make sure all of your individual needs are being met. Because of the personal nature of medical negligence cases, we are happy to visit clients at home, if appropriate. That way, you can discuss your claim in the privacy and safety of familiar surroundings, with the support of friends and family. Harold Stock & Co will do whatever it takes to make the process of claiming as easy as possible.

To claim compensation for botched cosmetic surgery on a ‘No Win, No Fee’ basis, call Harold Stock & Co’s expert medical negligence solicitors on 01457 835597 or email info@haroldstock.com.

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