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 This might not only leave the patient feeling depressed and withdrawn, but could also put their life at risk.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.
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 »
23rd May 2019
Sums paid in damages to negligence victims may appear large, but the reality is that no amount of money can ever compensate them for what they have lost. A judge acknowledged that sad fact in approving a multi-million-pound payout to a young man who was catastrophically injured in a road crash involving an ambulance. Continue reading »
15th May 2019
The Court of Appeal has rejected arguments put forward by the Royal Opera House (ROH) that a compensation award to a viola player who claimed that his hearing was damaged by exposure to the noise of brass instruments will curtail music making in the UK. Continue reading »
22nd February 2019
Statistics provided by Cancer Research UK indicate that on average 360,000 people are diagnosed with cancer every year in the UK. However, an article that appeared in the Independent newspaper in December 2018, revealed the startling finding that 4 out of every 10 people diagnosed with cancer have been misdiagnosed at least once before the disease was identified. Continue reading »
19th February 2019
Everyone has a right to complain about their neighbours’ behaviour, but where such complaints are unjustified and take the form of harassment the consequences can be severe. In one such case, a flat dweller who made a fellow resident’s life a misery was ordered to pay him almost £100,000 in damages. Continue reading »
23rd November 2018
A radical proposal for cycling awareness has been unveiled by the government. The plans include a series of measures to improve safety for vulnerable road users, and to encourage and support cycling. The aim is to reduce the significant number of serious and fatal accidents suffered by cyclists. Continue reading »
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 »