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Healys experienced and approachable medical negligence solicitors could help you make a claim for cosmetic surgery-related injuries.

One procedure for which you could claim compensation if it has been performed negligently, is a chemical peel.

A chemical peel is the term used to refer to when chemicals are applied to the skin to remove layers of skin cells and help improve an individual’s complexion.

There are three types of chemical peel – superficial, medium, and deep.

A superficial peel is the mildest type of chemical peel. A mix of chemicals is applied to a person’s face using a sponge, cotton pad, or brush. No anaesthesia is necessary and patients should only feel a mild tingling or stinging sensation. Any reddening of the skin, or peeling and flaking, should pass in a few days.

Medium peels penetrate more deeply. The chemicals used will result in a deliberate second-degree burn. A sedative or painkiller will probably be offered to the patient before the procedure. Skin will feel tight, and will be red and swollen for several days, after which a crust will form and some brown blotches might appear. Five to seven days after the initial treatment, new skin should begin to form.

A deep chemical peel will also cause a second-degree burn. Severe redness, swelling, burning, and throbbing may be experienced by the patient. Potentially, their eyelids may be swollen shut as a reaction to the chemicals used. Painkillers will be provided, and dressings should be applied to the face following the procedure. Cysts or white spots could be present for several weeks.

Healys can help

As with all cosmetic procedures, there are risks to having this procedure performed. The patient should have a consultation before being booked in for the procedure, where the risks will be explained to them.

Unwanted side-effects from a chemical peel may include scarring, changes in skin colour, skin infections, and heart, kidney, or liver damage.

If you have sustained unacceptable cosmetic surgery-related injuries due to the negligence of a medical professional, you could be entitled to compensation.

Contact Healys today for advice and representation.

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  • Jonathan was able to help the husband of a 50 year old woman claim compensation after the hospital failed to diagnose her cancer. Mrs L attended hospital complaining of pain in her abdomen. She was discharged without further tests but unfortunately she died of thyroid cancer a few months later. Jonathan argued that the chance for a liver biopsy was missed during her visit to hospital and although this would not affect the unfortunate outcome, palliative care could have been arranged to ease Mrs L’s suffering. Jonathan was able to secure Mrs L’s husband a five figure sum in compensation.
  • Jonathan has also helped the family of a 71 year old man claim compensation after a complication in his surgery caused his death. Mr R was suffering from chest pains and was admitted to hospital for tests. He was found to have an issue with his heart and doctors attempted to rectify this with a surgical procedure. Unfortunately during this procedure an air pocket had got into one of his blood vessels which caused Mr R’s death. With expert medical evidence Jonathan was able to secure Mr R’s family £75,000 in compensation.
  • Jonathan helped X get further compensation and access to services to aid in his rehabilitation. X was a subject of sexual abuse from his step father between the ages of 5 and 7. Initial application for compensation was made in 1990 and X was awarded £10,000. After several attempts at his own life, X decided to contact Jonathan to seek further compensation. Jonathan was able to secure X £200,000 in compensation and an overall award of £1,200,000 inclusive of state benefits. More importantly Jonathan then arranged the Special Needs Trust to support X’s rehabilitation.
  • Jonathan helped the parents of Baby B claim compensation after a failure in care during labour resulted in Baby B’s death. Initially the Trust denied they were responsible for Baby B’s death but after negotiations the Trust admitted responsibility and Jonathan was able to negotiate an out of court settlement for Baby B’s parents.
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