Cosmetic treatment and surgeries are used for widely different purposes in modern-day society; be it to cover up a blemish or scar, or perhaps it is purely for aesthetic reasons. A negligently performed cosmetic surgery can have adverse effects on the recipient. Sometimes these changes can have irreversible effects on a persons life and their confidence in their appearance. There is a level of due diligence expected when you place your faith in the hands of a cosmetic professional, and it is only fair to expect that they exercise their responsibilities in a competent manner. If you have received a negligently performed cosmetic surgery/treatment, it is important that you are aware of your rights and what options are available to you.
Examples of Cosmetic Surgery
- Lip Fillers
- Breast Implants
- Removal of Scars or Blemishes
- Face Lifts
What to do if you have been affected?
If you feel that you have suffered damages due to negligent cosmetic treatment, the first thing to do is to contact a solicitor and seek independent legal advice.
Afterwards, it is important to see your GP and ascertain the extent of your injuries or pain.
Your medical records before and after the date you received cosmetic treatment will be valuable in any personal injury claim.
An independent medical opinion/report can then be sought by your solicitor on your behalf.
This said report is the foundation of a personal injury claim, as it identifies the medical practitioner’s opinion as to the cause of the injury, likelihood of recovery, and if the injury could have been avoided.
Types of compensation:
Pain and suffering is a type of compensation that an individual may claim in any personal injury case.
This requires physical damages to be established. It goes without question that physical pain can stem into emotional pain.
This is especially true in the cases of cosmetic injuries as affected individuals may be left with an indelible mark on their body.
This trauma and anxiety can be a huge ordeal, and professional advice may be needed before a person feels confident in their own skin again.
Emotional loss and suffering is another type of compensation that can be claimed.
If you feel unhappy with the standard of treatment provided to you in your cosmetic procedure, or have suffered physical or emotional damages as a result of such, you should seek independent legal advice and speak with a solicitor regarding your case.