The number of people undergoing cosmetic procedures in the UK is on the rise and cellulite, or the dreaded ‘orange-peel’ effect that women experience on their thighs, bottom and upper arms is a common issue that causes many women to turn to cosmetic surgery. Cellulite treatment is a non-invasive procedure and there are several different types of treatment available. The most technologically advanced treatment uses lasers to break down troublesome pockets of fat; other types of treatment involve the use of a motorised vacuum-suction cup which is supposed to stretch the skin cells, allowing toxins to escape.
Have you suffered a cellulite treatment injury?
As with any type of cosmetic procedure, there are risks involved when it comes to cellulite treatment. Some women have reported a severe allergic reaction to the lasers or the gels used during the procedure, whilst burns are also a potential hazard. If lasers are used by untrained technicians, not set up properly or used incorrectly, they have the potential to burn the skin, which could leave permanent scarring. By attending a reputable, licensed clinic, there is less chance of being injured during treatment, but accidents can and do happen. If you have been injured whilst undergoing cellulite treatment of any kind, you may be eligible to claim compensation if it can be proved that negligence occurred. Contacting a personal injury lawyer should be your first step, to find out whether you have a viable claim.
How to claim compensation
The procedure for claiming medical negligence compensation is usually a straightforward one, although it depends whether the clinic or technician in question admits liability. Your personal injury lawyer will guide you through the process, gathering evidence in support of your claim. If the other side denies liability and refuses to settle, your case may go to court, although this does not normally happen in most cases.
How Accident Advice Helpline can help
Here at Accident Advice Helpline, we have experience dealing with medical negligence claims and we have successfully dealt with hundreds of claims for cosmetic procedures which have gone wrong. However you have been injured, we’ll take your pain and suffering into account and work to get you the settlement you deserve. Call our freephone helpline today on 0800 689 0500 to see how we can help you or take the 30-second test on our website to find out how much you could be eligible to claim. Our lawyers work on a 100% no win, no fee* basis, so there are no upfront fees to worry about.
Date Published: July 12, 2014
Author: David Brown