To undergo cosmetic surgery is not an easy decision it gets even more difficult when something in the procedure goes wrong. The effects can not only be physical injuries but also emotional suffering from the consequences. If the unwanted results were induced by medical negligence or substandard treatment, an experienced solicitor could help with a compensation claim.
Just like any kind of surgery, it bears certain risks that the patient has to be made aware of before undergoing a procedure. The problem with cosmetic surgery is though that if something goes wrong it can materially affect the appearance which is what the patient had been wanting to improve. It can therefore be very upsetting.
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While in the UK the standards of training, regulation and certification are higher than in other countries, there are many unregulated non-surgical treatments. This does however not affect the possibility of a claim for compensation, if avoidable errors have caused the result. The patient can always expect a certain standard of care. Cosmetic surgery that was undertaken outside of the UK is no exception from that rule so a claim for compensation might still be an option.
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Each case has to be assessed individually but there are some common errors that can occur before during or after plastic surgery which can cause the results to be unsatisfactory or generally make a compensation claim an option:
The sum of compensation depends on the individual circumstances of the case. It can be used to ease the patient’s suffering by paying for:
An experienced solicitor will give an initial estimation of the compensation that could be claimed after gathering all necessary information on which procedure as been undergone, what exactly went wrong and how severe a patient’s health has been impacted by the result of cosmetic surgery.
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