Have you suffered medical negligence at any stage during your cosmetic procedure, whether during your assessment, during the operation, or in aftercare? If so, you might be entitled to claim compensation for your pain, suffering, lost earnings, and remedial procedures. Please contact our Brighton office to speak with a member of the team about our services.
In 2013 statistics from the British Association of Aesthetic Plastic Surgeons (BAAPS) showed that 50122 people underwent some form of cosmetic surgery. Indeed, the popularity of these ‘corrective’ operations seems to be increasing, since in 2012 there were significantly fewer (45365) individuals going under the knife.
The most popular surgeries that year were breast augmentations, with 11135 people choosing to undergo this operation, and blepharoplasty (eyelid surgery) which was undergone by 7808 individuals.
However, plastic surgery remains a complicated and potentially hazardous procedure, and it should not be undertaken lightly. Just as in all operations, cosmetic surgery can go wrong. This might not only leave the patient feeling depressed and withdrawn, but could also put their life at risk.
For the most part surgeons will try their hardest to use all of their expertise and experience in order to successfully perform and complete an operation. Nevertheless, however qualified and well-practiced they are, they are still only human, and are prone to making errors in judgement.
The NHS website states that the possible complications of plastic surgery include, but are not limited to:
With these physical complications can come risks to health, including psychological problems if an operation causes the patient to suffer long-term injuries and a reduced quality of life.
12th August 2019
In 2018, official figures showed the waiting list for an NHS operation was over 4.3 million patients long. To put this into context, if we were to print this off, assuming an average of 50 patients per page, and laid end to end, the list would be 23 kilometres long (or 14 miles) – enough to stretch from our office in Brighton to Worthing (via the A27).
9th August 2019
You may be surprised (and somewhat perturbed) to hear the true scale of healthcare ‘adverse events’ in the UK – these are defined as “instances which indicate or may indicate that a patient has received poor quality care”. Continue reading »
4th July 2019
In two recent articles we looked at the law and procedures of Coronial Inquests in some detail. Our first article, ‘What happens at an Inquest (and other frequently asked questions)’ gave an overview of the Inquest procedure. During the course of this blog we asked, and provided answers to, questions such as, ‘When is an Inquest required?’, ‘What is the purpose of an Inquest?’, ‘What will happen at an Inquest?’ and a number of other common issues that face those involved in the Inquest procedure. Continue reading »
26th June 2019
The death of a loved one is probably the most traumatic, harrowing experience any human being will experience in their lifetime. Not only is there a period of unimaginable grief, suffering and uncontrollable feelings of sadness and loss to go through, but in addition there are a wealth of practicalities that have to be dealt with – a funeral to be arranged, finances to be sorted out, fellow grieving relatives who need supporting and potentially, sales of property and effects to be dealt with. Continue reading »
24th May 2019
No amount of money can compensate for the loss of a loved one due to someone else’s negligence, but it can at least soften the financial blow. In one case, the widow and four children of a man who was struck down by a hit-and-run driver achieved a seven-figure settlement of their claim. Continue reading »