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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

    I was left scarred after a face lift – can I claim?

    People generally undergo cosmetic surgery to improve their looks, which is why many of our clients who have been scarred as the result of a botched procedure often ask the question, “I was left scarred after a face lift – can I claim?”

    An error on the operating table which leads to scarring may be due to medical negligence. If you are unfortunate enough to have suffered this experience it may well have a devastating effect on your life. Not only are you likely to have to contend with physical pain and mental anguish, the surgeon’s negligence may also hit you financially.

    Further surgery may be required to rectify the problem and you may also have to pay for medication to help you cope with the situation. Some people, especially those in the public eye, put a high premium on how they look and if you are one of them it may seriously restrict both your existing and, perhaps more importantly, your future earnings potential.

    The purpose of medical negligence compensation is to provide recompense for the pain you experienced following a botched face lift and to recoup the financial losses you have suffered. However, the surgeon’s negligence will have to be proved if your claim is to be successful.

    You may believe that your facial scarring is enough to prove you were the victim of medical negligence and while you can make a claim on this basis alone, the surgeon in question may still be in a strong position to mount a challenge. There is every chance that he or she will be a member of a professional body which will provide the legal expertise to fight any claim.

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    The fight for redress need not be unequal, however, because you can also enlist legal expertise to continue your fight for medical negligence compensation. Here at Accident Advice Helpline our solicitors and medical experts can advise, assist and represent you in your claim for medical negligence. Your initial contact may be through our customer helpline, on our free to call number (0800 689 0500) or through our website or to our non-premium rate mobile advice number.

    Any representation provided by us is on a no win no fee basis, which means that if the claim is lost you do not have to pay us anything. In short, we will represent you without you having to concern yourself about being landed with a large legal bill

    We can arrange an independent medical examination of your facial scarring and the report may well prove a key component of your claim. If the surgeon or his or her legal representatives reject the claim for medical negligence the case will go to court, where we will provide you with representation. You may be offered an out of court settlement, which is potentially the ideal result, because it means your claim will be settled much more quickly. However, we will have to be certain that you are happy with the amount offered and if not will continue to pursue your case through the courts.

    Date Published: October 16, 2013

    Author: David Brown

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    No-Win No-Fee: *Subject to insurance costs. Fee payable if case not pursued at client's request.