No medical procedure can ever be guaranteed to be 100% successful, even when carried out by the most diligent of surgeons. However, mistakes do happen, so if your nose job has gone wrong because of a mistake at the hands of surgeons, you may be able to claim medical negligence compensation.
Nose jobs are carried out for a variety of reasons; sometimes medical, perhaps to ease breathing, or to correct a deformity following an injury. The procedure can also be purely cosmetic, to help the patient improve his or her looks. Whatever the reason for the operation, you, as the patient, are entitled to receive a duty of care from the surgeon and other medical staff. If this duty of care is not met there may be grounds for you to make a claim.
A botched nose job can cause you a number of problems, both physical and psychological. Most of us are concerned about our looks and a nose operation that goes wrong may result in disfigurement, and all the mental anguish that brings.
It might be that your appearance is a key part of your work and a botched nose operation could prove costly in terms of future earning opportunities. It might also lead to you having to take time off work while recovering, leading to a loss of earnings. Further surgery might also be necessary to rectify the problem.
All of this explains why you may be able to claim for a nose job that has gone wrong, as you seek recompense for pain and suffering, lost earnings, and additional expenses.
In order to be able to claim compensation you must be able to prove medical negligence. This may not be easy, as you will be claiming against a professional who, more than likely, will have the resources and legal backing to fight such a claim.
If your claim is accepted and liability is admitted, the private clinic, hospital, or NHS Trust where the operation took place may make you an offer. This may be the ideal outcome, as it means the case will be completed much more quickly and will avoid the necessity of going to court. On the downside, the offer could well be a face-saving exercise and much less than the amount you are actually entitled to. For this reason alone it is in your interest to seek the assistance of the experts when making a claim.
At Accident Advice Helpline we have a team of experienced solicitors and staff who are well versed in dealing with medical negligence cases. We will guide you, step by step, through the entire procedure as we seek to help build your claim.
Our services need not cost you a penny, because we represent you on what is known as a no win no fee basis. The concept of no win no fee is very simple: if we don’t win your case, you won’t owe us a penny in solicitor fees.
Date Published: October 16, 2013
Author: David Brown