Cosmetic surgery is becoming more affordable, and more people are choosing to undergo treatment to increase their self-confidence and change things about their body that they don't like or which might be causing pain or discomfort.
Tens of thousands of cosmetic procedures are performed both privately and on the NHS every year, and negligence can happen both during the operation and in the post-operative care period.
Plastic Surgery Negligence Solicitors
It's important to check that the professional you've chosen to conduct the surgery is appropriately qualified and has experience in dealing with the type of treatment you need, but sometimes qualification and experience is not enough and mistakes happen.
Unsatisfactory outcomes or mistakes made during botched surgery can leave horrific scars and injuries in some cases.
There are many different types of cosmetic surgery, including:
- Breast enlargement or reduction
- Tummy tucks
- Gastric band surgery
- Nose Reshaping (rhinoplasty)
- Cosmetic Dentistry
- Chemical peels or laser skin treatment
Anything going wrong during these surgeries, including unnoticed infections, can lead to great amounts of discomfort and stress to the patient.
No Win No Fee Cosmetic Surgery Negligence Claims
Garratts Solicitors have over 30 years' experience in helping people to obtain compensation when their planned treatment has gone wrong. We offer a no obligation, initial consultation and the majority of our cases are funded by a 'No Win No Fee' Agreement so there's no financial risk to you.
We have offices in Oldham, Ashton, Newton Heath, Radcliffe, Stalybridge and Worsley and you can be seen at any of these offices to suit you. Alternatively, we can offer a home or hospital visit for people who are unable to attend our offices.
Plastic Surgery Case Studies
Breast Reduction Surgery
Miss M underwent bi-lateral breast reduction surgery. Miss M told her surgeon that she smoked during initial examination. During the consent procedure immediately prior to surgery it was noted that she was smoking 10 cigarettes a day. After surgery and whilst recovering as an inpatient Miss M would go for a cigarette outside the Hospital as smoking inside was not permitted. Miss M suffered from repeat infections as a result of which numerous procedures to clean out the wounds were conducted some on out-patient basis but some also under general anaesthetic as an in-patient. Unfortunately, the infection was so severe that this caused nipple necrosis and eventually she lost both nipples and had to have both areolas cosmetically tattooed on. Garratts successfully brought a claim against the Trust responsible and secured compensation for Miss M in the sum of £14,000.