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Cosmetic surgery is becoming increasingly popular with both men and women. However, like any other surgery, it carries with it certain risks. Although the majority of people are happy with the outcome, some are left dealing with complications and results that fall well below their expectations.
If this is the case, then very often it will impact on a person's self-esteem, their relationships with loved ones and their finances. Claiming compensation can help get a person's life back on track, and can also ensure that attention is drawn to those clinics and surgeons who are not providing the best treatment for their patients.
If you, or someone you know, has had a poor result following cosmetic treatment and are now considering a claim for compensation, then it is very important to establish if this poor outcome stems from a known and unavoidable complication of surgery or whether it has resulted from negligent treatment. To do this, expert medical evidence will need to be obtained. This evidence will then need to be assessed by a lawyer that specialises in clinical negligence law so that clear and concise advice, on the merits of the claim as a whole, can be provided.
Dutton Gregory solicitors has just such a specialist team and helps clients all over the country through, what is, a very difficult time. The team has dealt with medical negligence claims that concern a wide range of cosmetic procedures, including:
- Failure to obtain informed consent
- Breast enlargement
- Breast reduction
- Breast lift
- Nose reshaping
- Brow lifts
- Eyelid surgery
- Laser skin resurfacing
- Cosmetic dentistry
- Tummy tucks
- Gastric band surgery
- Other complications of surgery, such as nerve damage, scarring, excessive bleeding and infections.
- If you wish to discuss a potential claim, then your first step is to call our specialist medical negligence team. They are trained to listen carefully to the details of your claim and provide some initial, free, no obligation advice.