Cosmetic and Plastic Surgery Compensation
In the UK cosmetic surgery is big business , as figures in 2013 show that 50,000 procedures were carried out with the most popular being breast augmentation. The total value of the cosmetic surgery industry being worth a reported £3.6 billion in 2015, which has increased by 1 billion since 2014. Women continue to have the most procedures compared to men, as 90.5% of procedures were carried out on women and 9.5% on men. With both the private surgeries and the NHS offering people procedures the demand for cosmetic surgery is higher than ever.
Although widely reported in the news and sometimes to the ridicule of the public, when a celebrity suffers from a botched operation, a cosmetic surgery error is no laughing matter. A negligent or unqualified surgeon can cause tremendous damage and in some cases a fatality.
Scott Rees & Co can help you get the compensation you deserve and need so that you are able to recover from the damage and reverse it if possible. In the society we live in, cosmetic surgery is becoming cheaper and easier to access. However, this opens people up to shady operators who don’t know what they’re doing and lack the necessary skills.
Have you had cosmetic surgery that’s gone wrong? If so call us today and find out more about how you could claim.
Types of cosmetic and plastic surgery claims
There are quite a few cosmetic surgery procedures around today. Which can range from a relativity simple procedure such as Botox, to major surgery such as a tummy tuck. Below is a list of our most common cases that occur:
– Non-consented procedure (underage)
– Laser Skin procedure
– Dentistry (veneers, whitening)
– Tummy tucks
– Gastric band
– Breast enlargement/reduction
– Nose work (rhinoplasty)
– Anaesthesia related damage
– Chemical peel
Post surgery claims
Sometimes the negligence can occur after a successful operation. Have you developed an infection post operation? Did the medical staff fail to notice any allergies? If you’ve been suffering due to the effects of the recovery period, Scott Rees & Co can help. As we know even if you think an operation has gone well , something may happen afterwards in recovery that could have serious consequences.
What Exactly Will You Get Compensated For?
Here’s a list of what you may be entitled to claim compensation for if your cosmetic surgery went wrong:
– Physical injuries
– The cost of care
– Loss of earnings
– The cost of having to undergo corrective surgery
– Psychological scars
– Nerve damage
– Retention of medical instruments
– Catching an infection (MRSA)
These can all be caused by medical negligence, which can be caused by malpractice, accidental mistakes or a unqualified surgeon. These errors can affect peoples lives forever and sometimes can result in fatalities. This is a scary thought which is why if your considering cosmetic surgery make sure you do your homework and get advice from reputable practices.
Implications of medical negligence in cosmetic surgery
When you have suffered medical negligence or a cosmetic surgery gone wrong you can be left with scars, bruising or a result your not happy with. This can cause a multitude of problems and after affects. It can also effect your self esteem and leave you feeling down. But in serious cases the surgery may result in life threatening complications which can be fatal if not corrected. When you pay for cosmetic surgery you expect to have the treatment you want to be the best result you were told by your surgeon. As a cosmetic procedure can cost thousands and patients save for many years to have something done. This is why when surgery goes wrong it can leave people in traumatic situation and can cause knock on effects such as loss of income.
How we can aid your recovery
Here at Scott Rees & Co we have over 20 years experience in personal injury and medical negligence. We pride ourselves on giving our clients the best chance of full recovery. When our clients need medical treatment or correction surgery we can refer them to the best doctors and surgeons in the UK. We also know that being a victim of bad surgery can affect your self confidence and general well being. This is why we offer counselling or cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) to our clients if requested. The stress of not being able to work can also cause undue pressure on you and your loved ones. So that’s why in some cases we can offer interim payments for our clients to help them pay their bills, so they can then concentrate on recovering. We do are best to make sure you get all the care and attention needed after your ordeal and get your life back on track.
How to make a claim
For free, no obligation advice as to whether you could make a claim, simply fill in the claim form on the right hand side of the page or give us a call. We will be sure to answer any of your questions about your claim or the claim process, so you have complete piece of mind.
No win, no fee
Scott Rees & Co operates on a no win, no fee basis, so if your claim isn’t successful, providing you are honest and assist us when requested, you won’t pay a penny. There really is nothing to lose. If you’ve fallen victim to a cosmetic or plastic surgery procedure that you now regret, perhaps it’s time to give us a call.