Nose Job Negligence Claims
Rhinoplasty frequently referred to as a nose job, is one of the most common types of cosmetic surgery carried out in the UK. According to the industry body, the British Association of Aesthetic and Plastic Surgeons (BAAPS), more than 4,200 patients had their noses surgically reshaped last year, which makes it the sixth most popular type of cosmetic surgery and shows a rise of nearly 15% over the previous year. Though surgical procedures have tighter regulation than non-surgical cosmetic treatments, negligence can still happen.
What is Nose Job Negligence?
Rhinoplasty may be more accessible than in previous years, but it should not be undertaken lightly. Nose reshaping is a surgical procedure requiring general anaesthetic and a stay in the hospital. Negligence can occur when the standard of care before, during, or after surgery falls below what is acceptable, and a patient suffers injury as a result.
Examples of nose job negligence can include:
- Inadequate pre-surgery patient assessment.
- Failure to advise the patient about potential risks and outcomes, and to obtain informed consent.
- Surgical errors, including incorrectly administered anaesthetic.
- Inadequate postoperative monitoring and care, including failing to identify and treat an infection.
One case study of cosmetic surgery negligence featured a model who wanted the tip of her nose refined. Unfortunately, the surgery left her nose with uneven nostrils and a broader bridge with a dent in it. Though the surgeon initially denied liability, the court awarded the claimant a significant amount of money to cover not only the cost of reparative surgery but also a loss of earnings during the extended recuperation time when she was unable to work due to her radically altered features.
How Can We Help?
Get in touch with The Medical Negligence Experts if you are unhappy with your rhinoplasty and believe negligence may be the cause. Patients have been able to claim damages for bodily harm such as scarring, misshapen nostrils, and a damaged septum.
We always recommend clients seek legal advice as early as possible as there is a time limit for submitting a claim for damages caused by medical negligence, which is usually three years from the date the injury happened. Sometimes the damage caused by negligence only becomes apparent over time, for example when scar tissue forms and changes the shape of the nose. In these instances, the time limit starts from the date it was apparent the negligent treatment caused the injury.
The team of solicitors at The Medical Negligence Experts have experience in handling all types of plastic surgery negligence claims, including those for rhinoplasty negligence. We can help to determine whether you have grounds for making a claim – that is, whether it is possible to prove negligent care caused your injury – and advise how best to proceed, supporting you and representing your interests to obtain the best possible outcome in your case. Our team will compile the evidence necessary to support your request, and do all we can to finalise your claim swiftly and smoothly.
Contact The Medical Experts today and make a no-obligation enquiry to find out how we can help you.
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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: the 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. With your dedicated solicitor negotiating on your behalf, you will be kept up to date every step of the way.
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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.
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