If cosmetic surgery or plastic surgery is not undertaken to the standard expected or agreed, then it can have significant mental and physical implications for the patient. We are here to help.
Types of Cosmetic Negligence Claims include:
The doctor or surgeon failing to obtain informed consent from the patient
The surgeon making misleading claims to induce the patient to proceed
The doctor not providing clear guidance on the risks associated with the surgery
Defective surgery. The most common areas of cosmetic surgery where there are problems include:
Breast enlargement or reduction
Tummy tucks or gastric band surgery
The use of defective or substandard products such as implants
Other complications of cosmetic surgery, such as damage to organs, nerves and arteries
Who is liable? This may be determined by who you contracted with to undertake the cosmetic surgery and/ or who performed the procedure. Each case is determined by the specific facts of the case.
Do they have insurance? It is important to determine whether the surgery is covered by insurance and therefore whether a claim can be made against the insurance policy.
What type of claim? It is common for a claim to made in negligence and it will be key to any claim to establish causation, namely that the doctor or surgeon failed in their duty and that caused damage. It is also possible in certain circumstances for there to be claims for breach of contract and/ or misrepresentation.
OFFICES AND GEOGRAPHIC AREAS SERVICED BY US
We have offices in London, Birmingham, Cambridge, Oxford (all by appointment only), Leicester and our administrative office is in Market Harborough, Leicestershire.
All correspondence and post should be sent to our Administrative office in Market Harborough and we shall not be liable in the event that correspondence is sent elsewhere.
We provide legal services all over England and Wales.
Please contact us on 0800 567 7595 or by email at [email protected]
Alternatively, you can contact each of our offices on 020 3292 1306 (London); 0121 259 0005 (Birmingham); 01223 420252 (Cambridge); 01865 784098 (Oxford); 01858 414284 (Market Harborough); 0116 208 1495 (Leicester).