Do you need to make a ‘no win, no fee’ Uttlesford compensation claim after undergoing cosmetic surgery?
Although most people who choose to undergo cosmetic surgery pay for their treatment privately, it is also available on the NHS in some cases. If, for example, you require cosmetic surgery due to an injury or illness, the NHS may be willing to fund your treatment. In other cases, the NHS will fund cosmetic surgery if they feel that it will benefit the patient psychologically.
However, patients who receive treatment are entitled to the same standards of care, regardless of whether they pay for their treatment or whether it is government funded. As some cosmetic procedures are considered to be major surgeries, precautions must be taken to ensure that the patient is well enough to undergo the treatment. Before any operation, for example, the patient will be assessed to determine whether the procedure can go ahead. If there are concerns that they will not survive the anaesthetic, or if they are unwell in any way, the procedure may have to be cancelled or scheduled for a later date.
If the doctors did not perform such thorough checks, people could suffer unnecessary and fatalities may even occur. In addition to conducting these physical checks, patients are often assessed for any psychological or emotional issues prior to receiving treatment. If, for example, a patient was suffering from a condition such as body dysmorphia, it may not be considered ethical to carry out numerous surgeries.
If you have undergone cosmetic surgery and you have been ill afterwards, you may want to find out why. Whilst it is possible for people to contract an infection following treatment, this shouldn’t occur. By accessing your medical records, you may be able to find out whether or not you have been the victim of medical negligence.
If your doctors have done something wrong and you have suffered as a result, you may be able to make a ‘no win, no fee’ Uttlesford claim and obtain compensation from them. Although making a medical negligence claim can seem difficult, it doesn’t have to be. By working with experienced personal injury lawyers, you can ensure that you have the best chance of successfully obtaining compensation and that making a ‘no win, no fee’ Uttlesford claim won’t take up too much of your time.
If you believe that you might be eligible to make a ‘no win, no fee’ Uttlesford compensation, why not contact us to find out how we can help? At Accident Advice Helpline we help a number of claimants obtain compensation every year and we may be able to help you too.
Simply call Accident Advice Helpline on 0800 689 0500 or 0333 500 0993 if you’re calling from a mobile to speak to a member of our personal injury team and we’ll do everything we can to ensure that you obtain compensation for your injuries.
Date Published: 21st November 2014