Some of the most popular cosmetic procedures include breast enlargement, liposuction, breast reduction, a tummy tuck, or face lifts. There are for most people all sorts of reasons why you might choose to have cosmetic surgery. You may consider having a cosmetic procedure to improve a feature you’re unhappy with, or it could be that you simply want to look younger when the ageing process has made you feel less comfortable with your appearance.
Cosmetic surgery can be very exciting, and it can bring a range of benefits by making you feel better about the way you look. For many men and women, it will be a life-changing moment.
Some People though are not as lucky. Either the Surgery results in a poor outcome with no cosmetic effect of note, or worse, there is residual and unsightly scarring.
In some cases, the results can be horrifying with the entire surgery being little more than "botched". We have brought actions against a great many cosmetic surgeons in the last 20 years and many of them are not actually specialist cosmetic or plastic surgeons at all, they are general surgeons capitalising on the lack of good regulation in this sector.
Of course, there are also a great many surgeons who are perfectly skilled and the outcome can be a simple mistake or even the result of medical accident. Instruct a Law Med Solicitor and you will get a specialist medical lawyer who is a full member of the Law Society Clinical Negligence Panel. Act now and recieve a full no obligation discussion and assessment about your situation - if you qualify you can benefit from a No Win No Fee agreement.
Typically an action for Surgical Negligence (Cosmetic) will have the following elements:
Rectification Costs - This will include, revision surgery and rehabilitation, there is likely to be other damages associated with this including loss of earnings and expenses as well as care and nursing.
Pain Suffering and Loss of Amenity - this will be different in every claim but is likely to be enhanced by issues such as the individuals job, trade or profession effected, so a fashion model is likely to suffer a significant impact but a plumber maybe not so much. Pain is different in every case and so this is really a matter for expert evidence.
Psychiatric / Psychological Damage, these injuries often add more to the claim than the other heads of damage altogether. A persons appearance is linked to their mood and self image, a cosmetic injury may rob someone of their confidence or even change their personality altogether.
Expenses - losses associated with the surgery or the recovery from it.
We have a widespread team of experts in cosmetic surgery and in the law surrounding professional surgical negligence and the law.
We cannot cover every city but generally we would not expect you to travel signficantly to have an examination or revision surgery advice.
Call today to discuss your own situation.
Mr Balmforth began his legal career with clients claim for cosmetic negligence, this claim was for a then well known TV personality who had suffered horrendous injuries at the hands of a would be plastic surgeon. Investigation proved that the surgeon in question was not in fact a cosmetic specialist but a general surgeon working in the nhs undertaking minor surgery for hernia repair and cyst removal. He had no specialist training or experience at all. That action resulted in disciplinary action and civil claim that settled for an amount that cannot be published.
Mr Balmforth has gone on to undertake specialist cosmetic and plastic surgery claims for many high profile people whose career means that they are in the public eye. He has recovered millions in compensation over the years and has made significant contacts in the cosmetic and cosmetic surgery industry. He has been consulted on forthcoming or proposed legislation and he has engaged in mediation and in other alternative dispute resolutions to bring about settlements in actions where there has been a high degree of potential publicity.
He remains one of the most prominent specialist lawyers in the north of England for such work and whether it be cosmetic dentistry or procedures involving, augmentation or appearance of breast tissue etc. It is likely that he will have undertaken the sort of work you present to him before. Even if this is a case of "just checking your options" time spent in conversation is not wasted, Mr Balmforth is a Law Society Accredited Specialist Clinical Law Solicitor and he is a dual qualified Barrister and Medical Forensic Scientist. He can advise you on the likely duration of your claim, the value inherent within it and the difficulties you will have to get over.
He also has experience in advising on the best routes for protecting your position publicly and if you have issues of reporting can invoke injunctions to protect you from publication or press interference if this is appropriate for your position. If you are not a "celebrity" then you are no less important in terms of your claim and your damages. Call today to discuss or use the contact box, there is no charge for the contact at all and most of these actions are no win no fee with a straight 20% deduction from damages if you win.