Having cosmetic plastic surgery can make you look years younger or disguise some area of your body that you are unhappy with. It is a medical operation as much as having a tooth removed or baby delivered, and medical practitioners who perform cosmetic plastic surgery are bound by the same code of law as governs any doctor or health care worker. Therefore, if something goes wrong with your cosmetic plastic surgery, you are entitled to make a cosmetic plastic surgery compensation claim.
To be successful however, it has to be shown that the plastic surgeon was negligent in his duty of care towards you, and that he either demonstrated a lack of skill or the ability to apply that skill. Areas where a plastic surgeon may be negligent include:-
- Anaesthesia errors leading to the patient being conscious during the procedure
- Excessive skin removal causing the inability to close eyes or speak coherently
- Nerve damage which may then affect other areas of the body
- Blistering and burning caused by chemical peels and which leaves a scar
- Pulmonary oedema or embolism during liposuction
- Infections and complications which result in further medical procedures being necessary
You may also be entitled to make a cosmetic plastic surgery compensation claim if you were not advised of any risks prior to your operation although any injury caused during cosmetic plastic surgery must have been avoidable “under normal circumstances” in order to prove negligence.
Making a Cosmetic Plastic Surgery Compensation Claim
As claims for cosmetic plastic surgery compensation are determined by expert medical opinion rather than physical evidence, the Injuries Board Ireland will decline to assess your cosmetic plastic surgery claim and you will have to pursue your case through the courts system. It is in your best interests to engage a specialist personal injury claims solicitor with experience in cosmetic plastic surgery compensation claims as they will already have medical experts at their disposal to support your case in court.
Once a solicitor has prepared the strongest possible case on your behalf, he will try to arrange a settlement through the negligent medical practitioner´s insurance company rather than submit you to litigation, but a court appearance may be necessary for the court to determine the value of your cosmetic plastic surgery compensation. If you are apprehensive about any of the legal procedures, you are recommended to call our free cosmetic plastic surgery claim advice service.
Free Cosmetic Plastic Surgery Claim Advice
Making a cosmetic plastic surgery compensation claim is a complicated procedure and you need solid legal advice in order for your claim to be successful. Our free cosmetic plastic surgery claim advice service on 1800 989 850 gives you the opportunity to speak directly with a solicitor, discuss your cosmetic plastic surgery compensation claim and receive some impartial and helpful advice. All calls to our free advice service are completely confidential and you are under no obligation to proceed with a cosmetic plastic surgery compensation claim once you have spoken with us.
Our Promise to You:
- 100% Free consultation with an experienced solicitor
- 100% Impartial and helpful advice about your claim
- 100% Accurate information about special damages you may be entitled to
- 100% No pressure to proceed with a cosmetic plastic surgery compensation claim
What You Can Expect When You Call
Although we have previously helped many clients with medical negligence compensation claims, every injury of this nature affects people in different ways. Your circumstances are entirely unique and we need to hear the background of why you were undergoing cosmetic plastic surgery, what injuries you sustained during the procedure and why you believe they were caused by negligence.
In order to compile the strongest possible claim for cosmetic plastic surgery compensation, we also need to know how your injury has affected your quality of life in terms of being able to work, drive, care for children etc., and whether corrective surgery is also going to be required in order to repair the initial cosmetic plastic surgery injury.
Wherever possible, we will establish whether you have a cosmetic plastic surgery compensation claim which is worth your while to pursue and, if so, advise you of the procedures involved, the length of time a cosmetic plastic surgery claim could take and how much cosmetic plastic surgery compensation we would expect you to receive.
Before the end of our initial conversation, we will ensure that you have clearly understood the answers to any questions you have asked us and provide you with a list of options to consider. You are under no obligation to act on our advice, and previous clients have found it useful to take a little time to reflect on our conversation before proceeding with a cosmetic plastic surgery compensation claim.
However, we would advise against taking too long before calling our free cosmetic plastic surgery claim advice service. Under the Statute of Limitations, you have a fixed time period from the date of your injury in which to make a claim. With a cosmetic plastic surgery compensation claim being particularly complex, it is in your best interests to call us at your earliest possible opportunity.
The number is 1800 989 850 and our lines are open twenty-four hours a day, seven days a week. If you would prefer that we call you, we offer all our clients a call-back facility and if you leave your contact details in the form at the foot of the page – indicating when would be a convenient time to call – one of our experienced solicitors will get back in touch with you.