Cosmetic Surgery Claim Solicitors Glasgow, Edinburgh and Dundee
If you have suffered an injury or illness following a cosmetic procedure in the UK or abroad, Calio Claims can help you make a claim for compensation.
At Calio Claims, our specialist medical negligence lawyers and dental negligence solicitors regularly help clients make claims for compensation following cosmetic surgery that fell below the standard expected of a medical professional. We can also help you make a claim where the procedure was carried out abroad, or in complex cases with multiple procedures involved. We understand that you may feel vulnerable after being failed by a professional, but we will always explain things to you clearly and concisely. To discuss your specific circumstances with a member of our dedicated team contact us today by calling 0800 988 8082
Cosmetic surgery negligence claims are on the rise and it was reported last year by the British Association of Aesthetic Plastic Surgeons (BAAPS) that four out of five surgeons have recorded a rise in corrective procedures for botched cosmetic operations. In addition, the criteria for patient selection had been ignored by some untrained practitioners, and a lack of regulations had led to “cowboy” proliferation.
Our specialist solicitors help people make claims for cosmetic surgery procedures that have not gone as planned.
The most common surgical procedures that we help clients make claims for include:
- Breast augmentation
- Blepharoplasty (eyelid surgery)
- Face/Neck lift
- Breast reduction
- Fat transfer
- Brow lift
- Otoplasty (ear correction)
What is classed as negligent cosmetic surgery?
As with all surgical procedures, cosmetic surgery does carry with it some risks and complications. However, sometimes these complications can be due to negligence by medical professionals.
Negligent acts during or after such procedures can include:
- Use of defective products
- Failure to adhere to patient selection criteria
- Failure to inform the patient of risks
- Inadequate aftercare
- Mistakes during the procedure
This list is not exhaustive, and if you have suffered an injury following cosmetic surgery which you believe may be as a result of medical negligence, contact our experts today. We offer a free consultation so we can find out more about your case, and the prospect of making a successful claim.
What to do if you have sustained injury or medical problems due to negligent cosmetic surgery?
In order to be able to make a claim for compensation in relation to a negligent cosmetic procedure, you would need to be able to prove that whatever the surgeon, or any other medical professional involved did (or didn’t do) fell below that of a reasonable standard of care expected of a competent surgeon or medical professional.
You must also be able to prove that those failures have either directly caused the injuries described or contributed to them. Calio Claims can help you build evidence to support your claim that the medical professional carrying out your procedure acted negligently. We can attain copies of your medical records, as well as any other evidence we feel would be beneficial to your case.
Doctors and surgeons have a duty of care to their patients to ensure that they are made aware of any risks involved for any surgical procedure. Patients should always be advised of the benefits and dangers so that they can make an informed decision about their treatment.
If a surgeon fails to explain all the reasonable treatment options available, and the benefits and negatives of any treatment, then they can be held negligent if something were to go wrong.
What can I claim for?
Our specialist team of solicitors can help recover compensation for pain and suffering, treatment costs, and loss of earnings, along with any aftercare that has been provided, and out of pocket expenses.
There is a three-year time limit for making a claim for compensation and raising legal proceedings for surgical negligence resulting in physical or psychiatric injury. It is therefore essential that if you have experienced negligence by a medical or any other healthcare professional you seek expert legal advice as soon as possible.
If you have suffered as a result of negligence following a cosmetic procedure you can contact our specialist solicitors for advice and support.
Contact our cosmetic surgery personal injury claims lawyers today
If you feel you have been let down by a surgeon or medical professional during a cosmetic procedure, contact our specialist medical negligence team today. The team is spread across our offices – Edinburgh, Glasgow and Dundee, with our Dundee team covering Aberdeen and the North of Scotland - making it easy and convenient to consult one of our experts. We will be happy to discuss your claim with you and will explain clearly and concisely how best to proceed. We will also be upfront about how likely your claim is to succeed, any costs involved and also whether we can offer to work on a no-win, no-fee basis.