Hair Transplant Negligence Claim
The way we feel about how we look can have an enormous impact on our confidence. Once the domain of wealthy celebrities, cosmetic surgery is now within reach of many ordinary people who strive to feel better about their appearance. It is this desire to improve our image which has led to a boom in cosmetic surgery procedures, including hair transplants. Negligence is not the sole cause of all failed hair transplants. Sometimes unsuccessful treatment occurs despite doing everything correctly. Where negligence is involved, however, is when the outcome was poor due to mistakes made by the trichologist or those working with them. In those instances, it is reasonable to seek a medical negligence claim.
What is Hair Transplant Negligence?
The hair transplant process is a complicated one, and there are many areas where negligence may cause it to fail. Examples of hair transplant failure caused by negligence can include:
- Bald patches.
- Swelling and rashes.
There are two main hair transplant techniques: the strip harvesting technique, and follicular unit extraction. The strip harvesting method involves cutting a strip of hair follicles from a designated donor area, usually at the back of the scalp but sometimes at the side. The follicles are then carefully separated from each other and implanted where required. Follicular unit transplant is where individual hair follicles are removed and transplanted. The way the hair is transplanted is the same for both methods.
The trichologist should ensure the patient is aware of all the risks and side effects associated with a hair transplant. For example, it is not uncommon for all the newly replanted hair to fall out shortly after transplant. It does grow back two or three months later, but a patient who is unaware of that side effect may panic and think something has gone wrong. Strip harvesting also leaves permanent scars which can affect the way a patient styles their hair in future. Failure to obtain informed consent is another type of negligent care.
How Can We Help?
The Medical Negligence Experts are a team of lawyers experienced in dealing with all types of medical negligence, including cosmetic surgery failures. The first step of the enquiry is to find out whether you have a valid claim to make, and we do this by listening carefully to you when you talk about your experience. Claimants need not only to show the treatment they received as negligent but that the negligence caused injury or illness.
The next stage, should you decide to proceed with your claim, is to put together the case proving your injury or hair transplant failure was caused by negligence, before submitting this information to the practitioner responsible, with the request they acknowledge their error and pay appropriate compensation.
You can help avoid hair transplant failure by researching your trichologist thoroughly before agreeing to the surgery. Find out about the experience a practitioner has had in treating patients with hair loss similar to yours and ask to see testimonials from clients. Hair transplants are expensive, so it pays to make the right choice for you.
Contact The Medical Negligence Experts today if you believe you suffered hair transplant failure due to clinical negligence.
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Am I eligible?
If you have suffered from medical negligence in the past 3 years, the short answer is yes.
However, medical negligence can be complicated, so we recommend that you speak with one of our expert solicitors - It’s Free.
How much could I claim?
As every medical case is different, the amount of compensation paid out can differ. Varying factors lead to the final figure include: Level of negligence, earnings missed out on, future losses and more.
Our experienced team of experts will give you an indication of how much you could potentially claim.
How does the process work?
We understand that when making a claim it’s important to know what to expect and when to expect it. That’s why we make the process as transparent as possible.
Your solicitor will gather all the evidence and will notify the negligent party of your claim against them. With your dedicated solicitor negotiating on your behalf, you will be kept up to date every step of the way.
Why should you use us?
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We offer a No Win No Fee* service on all our claims - We assess each claim on its merits with the information provided, which aids us to determine its likely success rate. This takes the risk away from you.
Our experienced solicitors are experts in securing compensation no matter the level of negligence.
We are committed to securing the best possible outcome for you, while providing friendly support every step of the way.
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On contact, you will be allocated your own expert Medical Negligence solicitor who will be there every step of the way. You will be provided with a direct phone number and direct email address of your solicitor.
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