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    "If you've been injured through no fault of your own you could be entitled to compensation. If you're unsure if you could claim, I recommend you call Accident Advice Helpline."

    Esther Rantzen

    Compensation for necrosis following surgery

    Necrosis comes from a Greek word meaning ‘death’ and refers to the premature death of cells in living tissue. Whilst it’s fortunately not incredibly common, it is a risk of plastic surgery, and if your surgery is carried out by an incompetent doctor or something goes wrong, you could be left with necrosis following surgery.

    Cosmetic procedures should not be taken lightly; from tummy tucks and face lifts to boob jobs, they all involve surgery and that means there is the risk that mistakes could be made. Unfortunately, there are unscrupulous and poorly-trained medical staff out there passing themselves off as reputable cosmetic surgeons, and there is often no way of knowing whether a clinic is reputable unless you’ve received a recommendation from someone that you trust.

    It’s not just necrosis following surgery that you need to worry about – there are other complications that could occur. For example, after a boob job you could experience loss of sensation, infection of your implant, a ruptured implant or unnecessary scarring.

    You’re entitled to claim compensation if you have suffered as a result of a botched cosmetic procedure, and you shouldn’t feel bad about making a claim, whether you paid for your treatment privately or had it provided under the NHS.

    Should you make a claim?

    When deciding whether to make a claim for compensation, ask yourself the following:

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    • Did you suffer from an infection or complications after your surgery?
    • Do you believe that you suffered more than you should have after your procedure?

    If you can answer yes to either or both of the above questions, you may have a case for compensation. Whilst there’s a difference between a cosmetic surgeon who has made a mistake and an under-qualified individual carrying out cosmetic procedures, you are still entitled to make a claim if you have been injured as a result of somebody else’s negligence.

    To discuss your claim with a member of Accident Advice Helpline’s expert team dial 0800 689 0500 now.

    Date Published: January 22, 2015

    Author: David Brown

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