Cosmetic Surgery is any surgical procedure which has been performed for the purposes of appearance. This includes surgery for enhancement and adaptation of your current appearance, but also extends to re constructive surgery for example in the case of burns or breast reconstruction following a mastectomy for breast cancer. Cosmetic Surgery, and associated claims, can be performed either by the NHS or private sector.
The Cosmetic Surgery industry continues to expand year after year, and unfortunately, because of this growth combined with less adequate regulation than other medical professions, means that more and more negligence claims are being seen. Issues that have given rise to claims are wide ranging. It is worth bearing in mind that some issues such as scarring, infection and dissatisfaction with the results can happen without negligence having taken place.
However, negligence arising from a cosmetic procedure can be particularly distressing. The initial intent would have involved a desire to invest in improved confidence, and if the result didn’t help with this you can be left feeling distressed and suffering psychological damage. Additionally you may now be left with pain, poor health, physical disfigurement or require further corrective treatment.
You may have a case for making a Cosmetic Surgery claim for several different reasons:
- You didn’t receive enough information about the risks: including if you were given unrealistic expectations, given conflicting advice, or not advised the risks relative to having no surgery at all.
- The procedure was carried out without a consultation with you first, or you weren’t given a cooling off period after the consultation to consider your options and potentially change your mind.
- The procedure was not performed to the expected standard: in elective cases the law demands for a higher standard of aesthetic result than general surgery.
- A defective or faulty product was used.
- You received inadequate after care.
- You were given a ‘hard sell’ – for example if they tried to persuade you to go ahead with the procedure when you were undecided.
- A surgical error was made causing you to suffer unnecessarily and possibly had to undergo further procedures to make repairs or to deal with complications.
- What are Cosmetic Claims?
- Do I Have to Pay?
- What Compensation Will I receive?
- Why Choose Attwood Solicitors?
- How to Claim
- What Type of Things Are Covered?
Cosmetic Surgery Claims are simply a type of Personal Injury claim caused by negligence. Fundamentally, the treatment you received was negligent if it could reasonably have been expected to have been avoided.
You can Contact Attwood Solicitors for a no obligation, free, consultation to discuss any of the above and to find out whether you have are eligible to make a cosmetic surgery claim. We have a team of approachable, sympathetic people who you can trust.
We believe you have suffered already and therefore have chosen to make all Personal Injury claims through us, including Cosmetic Claims, ‘No Win No Fee’. This is called a Conditional Fee Agreement and ensures that you will not pay a penny unless we win your Personal Injury claim. No Win No Fee is an agreement between us and you stating that you cannot be charged if your compensation claim is unsuccessful. This is particularly important with Work Claims as your employment and ability to work may have been affected.
Contact Attwood Solicitors to begin your No Win, No Fee claim today.
You may be entitled to compensation for:
- Your pain and suffering: both physical and psychological
- The cost of past and ongoing corrective treatment
- Any past or future financial losses resulting from your injury, such as loss of earnings
- Needing to recover costs if the consequences of the Cosmetic Surgery have left you unable to undertake tasks you previously completed yourself, and now need someone else to undertake these
The amount of compensation you receive if your claim is successful will depend on a combination of all the above factors.
It is also important to consider time constraints when making a Cosmetic Compensation claim, so don’t delay on seeking advice. Most commonly, Personal Injury claims are negligence claims and in these circumstances you normally need to make a claim within 3 years of the date of your injury. It is also often better to begin the process as soon as possible in order to have the greatest success in investigating when all parties involved will have better memory of the events and circumstances.
Contact Attwood Solicitors to discuss your personal situation and for advise on how we can help. The amount of compensation you may receive varies from case to case, and we can help you determine whether or not you have suffered financial loss.
Our experienced team of Cosmetic Surgery Solicitors are here to help and assist you throughout the process – they are specialists in Cosmetic Compensation Claims. You can rely on us to fight your corner to achieve the most positive outcome. At Attwood Solicitors we extend this to ensure we not only carry out your claim but strive to achieve the best possible remuneration settlement for you.
We guide you, expertly, through the process to make the claim as stress free as possible. We are friendly, approachable and plain-speaking, explaining the process to you at every step of the way. We combine this approach with our expert legal knowledge and vast experience of Cosmetic Claims. Our experts are aware of all the tactics insurance companies, and the other side, can use to contest claims, particularly large Cosmetic Surgery firms. We enable you to claim the compensation that you deserve.
We also understand that Cosmetic Claims can be both stressful and traumatic because of the highly sensitive nature of what you have been through. You will be treated with empathetic and a friendly non-judgemental approach. We aim to make the claims process as stress free as possible for you.
Our team are here for you, to make the process stress-free. Contact Us to discuss how we can process your claim.
Your first step is to contact us in the way you are most comfortable with. We understand you have been caused distress and we care that communicating about what has happened can be difficult. YOU choose the method of contact. We will respond to YOUR needs. You can contact us through the following channels:
Telephone: 01782 416016
Free Claims Helpline: 0800 145 5105
Text CLAIMS to 88010 for a call back (texts are charged at Standard Network Rate)
What Type of Things are Covered
Every Personal Injury claim is unique, and this includes Cosmetic Claims. You can Contact Us to discuss your personal case to see if you have grounds for a claim. Alternatively, please explore the links below to find out more. Please note this is not a definitive list and if you don’t see something similar to your situation here, please Contact Us to discuss it.
Breast ImplantsBreat Uplift (Mastoplasty)Brow LiftEar Surgery (Otoplasty)
Eyelid Surgery (Blepharoplasty)
Nose Reshaping (Rhinoplasty)
No Win, No Fee
No Win, No Fee
The No Win No Fee system allows every potential medical negligence sufferer to claim the compensation that they deserve. The process that such claims undergo means that there are no fees payable whatsoever pending the results of your claim. Following a successful award of compensation our fees are then recoverable from the other side.
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