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 This might not only leave the patient feeling depressed and withdrawn, but could also put their life at risk.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.
19th February 2019
A supermarket worker who cut her thumb while working on the fish counter has secured compensation from her employer after her injury led to her developing a serious infection. Continue reading »
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 »
18th February 2019
Consumers have a right to expect that the goods they purchase are of satisfactory quality and do not expose them to risk of injury, as was illustrated by a case in which a homeowner won the right to compensation after a furniture unit came apart and fell on his foot. Continue reading »
11th February 2019
Opticians don’t just sell glasses, they perform an important role in spotting potential problems that need to be referred to a doctor. In a case on point, a schoolboy who was left almost blind after an optician failed to detect a benign brain tumour won almost £500,000 in compensation. Continue reading »
21st January 2019
One of the most tragic effects of serious head injuries can be that victims lose the ability to make rational decisions and can be intensely vulnerable to exploitation by others. However, a case in which a crash victim won seven-figure compensation showed that specialist lawyers can see to it that measures are put in place to provide protection. 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
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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 »