Varicose veins are a common complaint among those who stand for prolonged periods of time or those who are overweight. They are also common among pregnant women and can appear as a result of ageing. In appearance, varicose veins are swollen, enlarged purple or blue veins which are visible under the skin and can cause extreme discomfort among sufferers. Pain, swollen feet and/or legs and muscle cramps are all side-effects of the condition which many choose to treat cosmetically. Varicose vein removal treatments vary but the most common cosmetic treatment is laser removal which involves the use of lasers to damage the vein causing it to close. The treatment may need to be re-administered to keep the varicose veins at bay. As the treatment is non-invasive, adverse effects are rare but, as with any cosmetic treatment, there may be some risks.
Potential risks of varicose vein removal treatment
Although adverse effects and injuries are uncommon with this kind of treatment, it is still wise to know the risks. Any good practitioner will inform you of those risks and how they are able to reduce the risks of more serious injury from treatment. Commonly reported side-effects include redness or swelling of the treated area and discolouration of the skin. Rarely, burns and scars can occur if the procedure is poorly performed. If this is the case and there is evidence of negligence, you may be able to make a compensation claim to the person responsible. If you have been given poor advice or the person performing the surgery is not registered to do so, then Accident Advice Helpline can help you claim compensation.
How to claim for medical negligence compensation
If you have suffered an injury or adverse effect due to negligence, then you may be able to make a compensation claim with Accident Advice Helpline. Even if you have suffered from indirect health problems due to your treatment we can still help you claim for compensation from the person who administered your procedure if they were at fault. As we operate on a no win, no fee* policy we do not expect you to pay us upfront for our advice or for taking you through the procedure of claiming compensation. Our patron Esther Rantzen shares our belief that everyone who is the victim of negligence is entitled to claim compensation to help cope financially with the aftermath of an injury.