Cosmetic surgery is elective surgery which aims to improve one’s aesthetic appearance. Unfortunately, in many cases the post-surgical aftercare of routine complication is substandard. If you’ve had cosmetic surgery and the procedure went wrong, we understand that you may be left suffering both physical and emotional pain. Our team is here for you if errors have caused you to experience undesirable results after cosmetic treatments.
Our medical negligence experts could help you make a compensation claim if:
- You didn’t receive enough information about the risks of your procedure
- Your treatment wasn’t performed to the expected standard
- A defective product was used (such as a faulty or damaged implant)
- You didn’t get the right aftercare
- You suffered nerve injury
- You are left with scarring
- You suffered skin loss
- You contracted an infection
Unfortunately, simple and seemingly straightforward procedures can result in significant problems for people if they are performed negligently. The consequences of negligence can be devastating, causing physical and emotional suffering. By making a cosmetic surgery compensation claim, we can help you get funds to pay for corrective treatments and to fund any counselling you might need.
As with all procedures, cosmetic surgeons are required to obtain a patients informed consent in advance of performing the procedure, key word: informed. This means that they are required to advise the patient of all the risks and possible complications that are associated with the intended procedure before allowing the patient to undergo the operation. Failure to fully inform a patient and to get an informed consent can result in a claim for medical negligence if the procedure has been negligently carried out.
In 2015, the Supreme Court changed the law relating to consent. Historically, a surgeon or practitioner only needed to advise a patient of the risks they felt were appropriate. The Supreme Court has now ruled that a surgeon or practitioner must make sure that a patient is informed of all the material risks and what reasonable alternative treatment options are available.
Form of Consent
Just because a form of consent has been signed, it does not mean that informed consent has been obtained. We deal with cosmetic surgery claims where patients were not advised of all material risks but still signed a consent form confirming that they were. We often hear that patients are asked to sign a consent form without understanding what it is or that they feel rushed and pressurised.
If you have had a cosmetic surgery that has gone wrong due to negligence, then you have the option to make a claim for compensation. Our specialist team has many years of experience in pursuing these types of claims and have the knowledge and expertise to ensure that you receive the best support and compensation possible. Complete our online form for a free initial enquiry.