Liposuction Negligence Claims
You don’t have to look far to see an article celebrating a celebrity’s physical transformation thanks to liposuction or liposculpture. It can be very effective at removing stubborn pockets of fat which can’t be shifted by traditional weight loss methods of dieting and exercise. Around 5,000 people in Britain undergo the procedure every year, and most are delighted with the results. The ever-increasing number of patients and practitioners has also led to a growing number of liposuction negligence claims, and that’s where The Medical Negligence Experts can help.
What is Liposuction Negligence?
Liposuction may be a relatively common process, but it does not come without risks. Negligence occurs when these risks are managed inadequately by the responsible surgeon and care providers. If a patient suffers a delayed recovery or further injury as a result of negligence, they may be able to make a claim for compensation.
Liposuction involves breaking up fatty tissue before suctioning it out using a tiny tube that is inserted under the skin and swept around the area. Smaller patches are treated under local anaesthetic, but larger areas will require patients to be completely unconscious under a general anaesthetic, which carries further risks.
Examples of liposuction negligence can include:
- Introducing infection through inadequate preparation and postoperative care.
- Surgical errors, including punctured organs.
- Scarring or bumpy skin.
- Incorrect anaesthetic administration and monitoring, leading to a lack of oxygen.
- Failing to obtain informed consent.
As well as researching your plastic surgeon thoroughly you should also be made aware of the potential risks and complications associated with lipoplasty. Your doctor should go through this with you before arranging surgery, as well as asking you about an existing medical conditions to make sure you are a suitable candidate for the procedure.
In addition to making you aware of the risks, your surgeon should also give you a realistic idea of the outcome, rather than leaving you with glossy images of models in their advertising materials as your guide. Clinics should not use tactics like offering you a substantial discount if you are wavering in your decision, and they should allow you enough time to think over your choice before committing to surgery. Liposuction may be an elective surgery, but you are still entitled to the same duty of care as any patient.
How Can We Help?
The first way The Medical Negligence Experts can help is to assess your situation and advise whether you have a valid claim to make. Compensation is not only about obtaining payment to cover your expenses; it is about getting recognition and acknowledgement that your treatment was not what it should have been.
If you decide to proceed The Medical Negligence Experts will represent you and negotiate for the best possible outcome, requesting compensation to cover your loss of income, additional care or treatment, and any other expenses you have incurred as the result of clinical negligence. Only a small number of claims need to go to court either because the care provider denies liability, or because it is not possible to agree on an appropriate amount of compensation.
Contact us today and ask how The Medical Negligence Experts can help you claim the compensation you deserve.
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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.
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