Experiencing an Error in Cosmetic Surgery: What To Do Next
March 19, 2019
Patients will embark on cosmetic surgery to improve their appearance and boost their self-esteem. It can, therefore, be devastating to discover an error has been made during a procedure.
Not only will it result in a considerable loss of money, but the result could seriously damage a person’s self-confidence and can cause great emotional and/or physical pain.
If you have experienced an error during cosmetic surgery, read the following advice on what to do next.
Identifying Error in Cosmetic Surgery
Cosmetic surgery procedures can range from breast surgery or a rhinoplasty (a nose job) to hair removal or a gastric band.
If the following issues have happened to you, it’s likely you have been a victim of medical negligence:
- A procedure caused scarring or burns
- A surgeon promoted an unrealistic expectation
- You felt pressured into a surgery or treatment
- You were not informed of the potential risks
- A procedure caused injury to your organs
- There were anaesthesia issues
- You received insufficient care or monitoring following an operation
If you agreed with one or more of the above issues, consider making a cosmetic surgery negligence claim. If any patient experiences poor results due to an error or clinical negligence, they should contact medical compensation solicitors.
To make a successful claim, you will need to prove:
- You sustained a genuine injury as a result of a procedure
- The error was avoidably caused by a human or a procedural mistake
As no medical procedure is risk-free, a court will carefully review the evidence to identify if a medical practitioner took every reasonable step to minimise harm to a patient.
The Statutory Time Limit for a Cosmetic Error
There is currently a statutory time limit of three years from the date of surgery or treatment to make a claim in the UK, or three years from the time you linked an injury to a procedure. It is essential to embark on a cosmetic surgery negligence claim as soon as possible to receive the financial justice you deserve.
Your Compensation Rights for Cosmetic Surgery Abroad
It’s common for many people to travel to countries overseas to receive cosmetic surgery, as it can be much more affordable in comparison to the UK. However, your compensation rights will be determined by the location of the surgery.
It’s a smart decision to thoroughly read a contract before agreeing to cosmetic surgery abroad, as this decision will determine the outcome of a medical negligence claim in the UK. If you were the victim of a cosmetic surgery error overseas, contact our medical compensation solicitors for advice.
Book a Free Consultation
If you believe you have been the cosmetic surgery negligence, book a free, no obligation consultation with The Medical Negligence Experts. We will aim to prove your treatment was negligent and led to great pain, injury, and distress.
As a result, you could receive compensation to cover any financial issues you incurred, such as a loss of income, corrective treatment, and emotional distress.
Plus, as we provide no win no fee agreements that work in conjunction with an After the Event insurance policy, you will not need to pay a penny towards the case if your claim is unsuccessful.