Because many cosmetic surgery procedures are elected (i.e. chosen) by the patient rather than a necessity and are privately funded rather than being available on the NHS, many do not expect that a patient should be able to do anything should a procedure go wrong.
However, consider that many people elect to have cosmetic surgery in the first place to make amendments to a part of their body in which they have little confidence. Then also consider that a poor job could leave them in a worse state than they felt they were in prior to surgery and it’s little wonder that a compensation claim in Upper Slaughter for medical negligence as a result of poor quality cosmetic surgery is such a busy area.
The Popularity of Cosmetic Surgery
From breast augmentation to facial reconstruction, tummy tucks to gastric bands, the notion of cosmetic surgery has never been more popular. Thanks to the pressure from the media to stay looking young and maintaining a celebrity body, more and more people are feeling the need to either enhance their natural features, make amendments or simply fix what age and living may have done to their bodies.
There is no doubting the impact that a successful cosmetic surgery can have on a person and their own self-confidence. However, when a procedure is carried out incorrectly, it can have far reaching consequences.
What Could Go Wrong
Whether they’re treating the patient with either surgical or non surgical measures, the majority of cosmetic procedures have to be undertaken by licensed professionals who are not only heavily vetted prior to the introduction of their licence to practice but also on an ongoing fashion to ensure high standards throughout their practice.
As is the case with any medical professional, those carrying out cosmetic work have a duty of care to their patients. This means that they have to take all reasonable steps to ensure the safety and best care of their patients.
Whatever the nature of the procedure, there is much that could go wrong in the wrong hands. Potential danger areas are:
- Inadequate patient history and information which leads to the wrong treatment, drugs or materials being used
- Poor surgical methods
- Poor hygiene in clinics and operation rooms
- Inadequate after-care advice and follow up appointments.
In any of the above, or any other, cases the patient could be left in pain, needing further treatment or with an area of their body which they feel little or no confidence in.
If poorly carried out cosmetic surgery has left you in pain or with other adverse side effects then UK law gives you the right to make a compensation claim in Upper Slaughter.
Making your Compensation Claim Upper Slaughter
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