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    Compensation for mole removal injury


    Compensation for mole removal injury

    Moles are pigmented areas of skin which form when skin cells cluster and form a darkened pigmented growth which is often benign. Moles often appear during childhood but can appear during adulthood and they can also change in appearance over time due to ageing and hormonal changes. Many people find moles in unusual places unsightly which leads them to have them removed cosmetically. However, if the moles are checked and appear to be harmless there is not usually a medical urgency for removal. In some cases, moles can become cancerous or can have the potential to become a cancerous growth. These cases call for removal as soon as possible. Mole removal treatment can be done by shaving the mole or by cutting deeper, depending on the condition of the mole. If it is thought to be cancerous, the mole will then be sent for a biopsy. Although this kind of procedure often goes without incident, the potential for an injury to occur is still present.

    Potential injuries from mole removal

    The procedure involves local anaesthetic so pain should not be felt throughout the treatment. However, after the anaesthetic wears off, some pain may be felt and the area may become red or itchy. Some scarring may result but this should not be excessive and should fade with time. As these procedures carry an element of risk, they should always be performed by a dermatologist or dermatological surgeon who is fully trained on how to carry out the treatment at minimal risk to the patient. In addition, patients should always be informed on the risks of such a treatment and the correct procedure should be used where appropriate. If you have suffered excessive scarring or you feel your procedure was botched, you can make a claim for compensation where there is evidence of negligence.

    Calling Accident Advice Helpline

    Some patients may be reluctant to claim compensation at first, but it is a straightforward procedure when you have evidence of negligence. Accident Advice Helpline is a law firm which can assist you and our team will take you step by step through the process of claiming compensation. If you have sustained an injury or adverse effects from surgery that were the fault of someone else then you could win a cash payout to help you cope with medical costs or loss of wages. Our no win, no fee* policy means you won’t have to pay anything upfront.

    Date Published: July 12, 2014

    Author: David Brown

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