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.
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.
4th December 2018
Jonathan Austen-Jones represented the Claimant (“ER”), a 53 years old man who was taken by ambulance to the Royal Sussex County Hospital on 4 March 2017 after suffering with abdominal pain over the previous two days. Continue reading »
RH sought help and advice from Jonathan Austen-Jones to investigate a potential claim for clinical negligence against the Brighton and Sussex University Hospitals NHS Trust following back surgery carried out by one of its orthopaedic and spinal specialists.
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29th November 2018
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28th November 2018
In order to succeed in a ‘secondary victim’ claim as a result of clinical negligence it is necessary to establish that the claimant suffered psychiatric illness or injury – as opposed to grief, sorrow, deprivation or the need to provide care for the loved one who has suffered the injury – as a result of witnessing a sudden, shocking event. Given the number of hurdles a claimant has to clear to show that the many tests have been met, there have been very few successful claims to date. Continue reading »
26th November 2018
Two recent cases illustrate that employers need to be vigilant in assessing tripping and slipping hazards in areas where workers perform their tasks. If they fail in this duty, those who are injured as a result may be able to claim compensation. Continue reading »
23rd November 2018
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24th July 2017
The Ministry of Justice (MoJ) has announced measures to tackle fraudulent sickness claims. Fraudulent claims of food poisoning by holidaymakers which are false or exaggerated claims, could result in British tourists paying higher package holiday prices. Continue reading »
27th February 2017
The last revision of the discount rate was undertaken on 25th June 2001, when it was set at 2.5%. From 20th March 2017, the rate drops from 2.5% to minus 0.75%. It is a change of 3.25 percentage points. Continue reading »
21st January 2016
Jonathan Austen-Jones acted on behalf of the applicant in this case who was the subject of sexual abuse at the hands of his step-father between the ages of about 5 and 7.
An initial application for compensation pursuant to the 1990 Scheme was made in 1992 and in June 1996 he was awarded £10,000.00 in respect of the abuse he had suffered. This award was clearly too low and it appears that no psychiatric evidence was before the Criminal Injuries Compensation Authority (CICA). Continue reading »
Jonathan Austen-Jones acted on behalf of the claimant in her claim for damages for clinical negligence. The claim arose from the tragic loss of her baby’s life as a consequence of the failure of the Defendant Trust, appreciating that baby B had a Group B streptococcus infection at his birth on the night of the 1st January 2009, resulting in baby B’s death at 00.55 hours on the 3rd January 2009. Continue reading »