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Medical negligence

Cosmetic surgery claims

When you undergo cosmetic surgery and medical mistakes are made, the results can be devastating. If you’ve suffered as a result of medical negligence, Slater and Gordon’s specialist cosmetic surgery solicitors can help recover the compensation you deserve.

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Emma Doughty, our Head of Medical Negligence

Emma Doughty

National and London Head of Medical Negligence

Ben Gent, our Principal Lawyer and Interim Head of Medical Negligence for Manchester

Ben Gent

Head of Medical Negligence - Manchester

Yvonne Agnew, our Head of Medical Negligence for Cardiff

Yvonne Agnew

Head of Medical Negligence - Cardiff

John Doyle, our Principal Lawyer for Medical Negligence

John Doyle

Head of Medical Negligence - Liverpool

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What are cosmetic surgery claims?

In recent years, cosmetic surgery has become more common in the UK, as operations become more affordable and accessible. In most cases, the quality of treatment given by cosmetic surgeons is generally good and most patients are happy with the results. Unfortunately, there are times when standards slip, both in the UK and abroad, and mistakes are made. This can lead to patients suffering from horrific scarring and other injuries, some of which can be life changing.

Our lawyers understand the consequences that negligent cosmetic surgery can have, physically and psychologically, and are here to support you in getting the compensation you deserve. Making a claim can help you fund corrective treatment, cover the cost of any financial losses you have suffered as a result of the negligence, and provide access to counselling or therapy.

What types of surgery can result in a cosmetic negligence claim?

It doesn’t matter what type of cosmetic surgery you undergo. If medical mistakes have caused you harm, you may have the right to compensation. The most common types of cosmetic surgery cases we deal with include:

What are the risks of cosmetic surgery negligence?

The impact of a negligent cosmetic surgery can be wide reaching and have a negative impact on both your physical and psychological well-being. Some of the most common injuries suffered as a result of negligent treatment include:

  • Physical scarring
  • Psychological injuries, such as anxiety and depression
  • Burns
  • Allergic reactions
  • Infections

This list is not exhaustive. If you’ve suffered a different type of injury as a result of negligent cosmetic surgery, you could still be entitled to claim compensation. You should speak to a specialist cosmetic surgery solicitor to discuss your particular case in more detail.

Can I make a cosmetic surgery claim if the surgery was performed abroad?

The number of Brits travelling outside the UK to EU and Eastern Europe for cosmetic surgery treatments has increased, as people are looking for cheaper cosmetic surgery options.

The standards, training, regulation and certification of cosmetic surgery varies across different countries. Even in the UK, many cosmetic surgeons operate on different parts of the body and aren’t always specialists.

If you’ve suffered from cosmetic surgery negligence abroad, you may still be entitled to make a claim. Contact our cosmetic surgery solicitors who will advise you whether or not you’re able to make a medical negligence claim.

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How do I make a claim for cosmetic surgery compensation?

The first step toward making a claim for cosmetic surgery compensation is to speak to a specialist cosmetic surgery solicitor about the particular circumstances surrounding your case.

At Slater and Gordon, our team of industry-leading medical negligence solicitors have a wealth of experience in handling cosmetic surgery claims, and have a proven track record of successfully supporting clients in gaining the compensation they deserve.

When you first reach out, one of our friendly and supportive solicitors will sit down with you for a free consultation to discuss your case in detail. They will assess your case, and provide you with the advice and guidance you need to determine how best to proceed.

If you’d then like to take your case forward, we’ll collect the evidence we need to support your case, including medical records and witness statements, as well as arranging an independent medical examination. At each stage of the process, we’ll keep you fully informed of the progress we’re making, so you can focus on your recovery knowing your claim is in good hands.

Why should I choose Slater and Gordon’s cosmetic surgery solicitors?

Making a claim for cosmetic surgery can be a difficult and stressful time. At Slater and Gordon, our cosmetic surgery solicitors have many years’ experience in handling a range of cases, from the straightforward to the complex, and work hard to ensure our clients not only achieve the best financial outcome, but can rest easy throughout the process knowing everything is well taken care of.

Our industry-leading team are consistently ranked highly in independent legal directories, such as Chambers and Partners, and the Legal 500, and are proud to have helped numerous clients achieve the compensation they deserve. Our team members also include trained nurses and medical professionals who provide us with expert knowledge in-house, helping us to secure the best possible outcome and provide clients with access to high-quality treatment and rehabilitation.

To start your claim, speak to a member of our team by contacting us online or calling 0330 041 5869.

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Why choose Slater and Gordon?

No Win No Fee

We offer 'No Win No Fee' funding on cases of medical negligence, meaning there's no financial risk to you.

Talk to the experts

We have teams of legal experts who specialise in representing those who’ve suffered injuries as a result of medical negligence.

In-house medical experts

Our in house medical team provide us with advice and assistance allowing us to determine when and where your medical treatment became substandard.

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We’re a reputable National law firm with expert lawyers in local areas across England, Scotland and Wales.

Speak to one of our medical negligence experts today

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Frequently asked questions

What proof do I need to make a cosmetic surgery claim?

In order to bring a claim for cosmetic surgery negligence, we must be able to prove fault and harm which could have been avoided.

If you think that a medical professional failed to fulfil their responsibilities, and that this failure caused you unnecessary harm, contact us now and we'll be able to advise you on how we can gather evidence for your medical negligence claim.

How much compensation could I receive for a cosmetic surgery claim?

It can be difficult to determine how much compensation you could be entitled to without first reviewing your case, as each case is unique.

There are a number of different factors that will be used to determine the amount of compensation you should receive, including the severity of your injuries (both physical and psychological), the cost of any corrective treatment, and loss of earning.

Can I make a No Win No Fee cosmetic surgery claim?

The vast majority of our cases are funded by way of a Conditional Fee Agreement, otherwise known as a No Win No Fee agreement. What this means is if you lose your case, you won't have to pay anything and therefore, there’s no financial risk to you. Contact our cosmetic surgery solicitors for a free consultation.

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