Cosmetic surgery claims

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Help with cosmetic surgery claims

If you’ve been injured during cosmetic surgery or any cosmetic procedure you may be able to claim compensation if your injury was as a result of medical negligence. We have the expertise and experience to help you recover compensation. Contact one of our specialist lawyers for a free initial consultation to find out if we can investigate your case with the financial security of a ‘no win no fee’ agreement.

Leading team of cosmetic surgery lawyers

Cosmetic surgery is notoriously difficult to regulate. When it goes wrong the impact can be both physical and psychological and can cause extreme stress in your day-to-day life. This is where you may require the expertise of our team of cosmetic surgery lawyers. Where there is medical negligence, you can be entitled to claim compensation from the responsible party.
Some of the more common clinical negligence issues arising in cosmetic surgery are as a result of:

  • Defective breast implants (including PIP implants for breast enlargement (augmentation)
  • Breast uplift (mastopexy)
  • Bariatric surgery (e.g. gastric band, gastric bypass and gastric sleeve)
  • Hair transplant
  • Tummy tuck (abdominoplasty)
  • Facial surgery (including rhinoplasty and rytidectomy)
  • Botox treatment
  • Vaginal reconstruction
  • Varicose vein treatments (sclerotherapy).

Who can I make a claim against for cosmetic surgery?

Our team can assist you in making a cosmetic surgery claim against a surgeon working in an NHS hospital, private clinic in England or Wales. If a medical professional fails in their duty of care to you as a patient and causes you to suffer a physical or psychological injury as a result, you may have a valid claim. In some cases, non-surgical cosmetic treatments may also lead to claims if conducted incorrectly, despite being unregulated. Our team can help you pursue compensation against those responsible for any mistreatment.

What will happen when I make a cosmetic surgery negligence claim?

After contacting Thomson Snell & Passmore we will arrange a free initial consultation to discuss whether there is a legal claim and what funding options are available. We usually act on a ‘no win no fee’ agreement.

We will undertake a forensic investigation into the management or treatment you received in the hospital or clinic, using your account of what happened, and your medical records and radiological imaging. Medical experts (usually consultant plastic surgeons) may be involved at an early stage to consider the treatment and management you received, and to advise us on the standards of care that should have been provided, and the outcome that would have been achieved with appropriate treatment. Following this initial investigation we can then advise you on the strength of your case, and give detailed advice on the next steps, which usually starts with preparing a formal letter of allegations to the relevant defendant.

How our clinical negligence solicitors can help with a cosmetic surgery compensation claim

We have one of the longest established and experienced clinical negligence teams in the country. Our medical negligence lawyers have a reputation for winning complex medical negligence cases and we have helped thousands of people claim compensation. The size of our clinical negligence team, and our breadth of our knowledge, means we are likely to have already succeeded in recovering compensation for a cosmetic surgery clinical negligence claim that is similar in nature to yours.

  • Our overriding aim is to protect your interests and achieve the most advantageous outcome for the long term
  • We will make sure your case is fully investigated
  • We will focus on your individual requirements. Giving a personal service and acting with sensitivity are important to us
  • We will create a team of specialist independent medical experts and a barrister with expertise in dealing with cases similar to your case
  • We will make things as easy as possible and guide you through each stage of the process
  • We can help you find out why the cosmetic surgeon failed you and ensure that the same thing does not happen to somebody else.

Our accreditations

Our team has long been recognised and highly ranked by two of the most prestigious, independent guides to the legal profession ‘Chambers UK’ and ‘The Legal 500’.

We are also members of the Association of Personal Injury Lawyers and affiliated to Action against Medical Accidents.

A number of your team members have individual accreditations and recognition in the legal directories which you can view on their profiles.

Free initial consultation

Contact one of our team of specialist clinical negligence lawyers for a free, no obligation consultation. We will listen to the circumstances of your medical treatment and give you clear advice on the chances of your receiving compensation in a clinical negligence claim. If we think you have a claim, we can investigate your case using the financial security of a ‘no win no fee’ agreement.

Call us or fill in our short enquiry form and we will assess your potential claim.

We are highly ranked by two of the most prestigious, independent guides to the legal profession ‘Chambers UK’ and ‘The Legal 500’.

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