Cosmetic surgery is any surgical procedure performed for the purposes of appearance. This includes surgery performed not just for beautifying reasons, but also surgery that is carried out for those who have been disfigured through injury or disease.
A claim against a cosmetic surgeon or nurse is no different to any other claim made against a medical professional. With the number of cosmetic surgery procedures carried out in the UK on the rise, so are the number of medical negligence claims arising from botched treatment. One reason for the increase in cases for procedures such as botox and dermal fillers is that anyone can set up a cosmetic surgery practice and call themselves an ‘expert’.
A feature of most cosmetic surgery claims is the psychological injury caused to patients following procedures that have gone wrong. These can have a debilitating impact on all aspects of an individual’s life and we ensure that it is properly reflected in the compensation settlement paid to our clients.
If you believe you have a claim for negligence arising out of cosmetic surgery, get in touch with our expert team to see how we can help. Sara Westwood and Simon Bransby, formerly of Morgan Jones Pett, are now working within the Hatch Brenner Solicitors Clinical Negligence team.
Examples of cosmetic surgery claims
- Claims arising from breast implants
- Nerve damage caused by all types of cosmetic surgery
- Negligent facial surgery such as Mentoplasty (chin), Otoplasty (ears) and Rhinoplasty (nose)
- Poor results
- Unexpected and avoidable scarring
- Perforated bowel caused by liposuction
- Hair transplant negligence
Please contact one of the team to discuss your specific requirements:
Morgan Jones Pett have joined the Hatch Brenner Solicitors team.
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