Breast Surgery Negligence Claims
The most common type of cosmetic surgery in the UK is breast augmentation, with around 30,000 people – mainly women, though a growing number of men are having pectoral implants to enlarge their chest. Whether you undergo breast surgery for medical or cosmetic reasons you should feel confident that the operation and post-care will be carried out to a high standard. You certainly don’t expect to suffer medical negligence, nor do you go into surgery anticipating you will soon be contacting The Medical Claims Experts for help making an implant compensation claim.
What is Breast Surgery Negligence?
Surgical negligence can occur either before, during, or after a procedure. Pre-op mistakes can occur if a surgeon incorrectly assesses a patient’s suitability for surgery, or if they fail to take into account an existing physical or medical condition. Mistakes can be made by surgical staff or the anesthesiologist during an operation, while inadequate post-care can lead to infection, discomfort, and physical deformity.
Breast surgery compensation claims can lead from:
- Blood clotting and hematoma
- Hardening of breast implants due to contracting scar tissue.
- Loss of nipple sensation
- Excessive scarring
- Ruptured implants
- Post surgery infection
- Nerve damage
Despite a seemingly successful surgery it is possible for implants to slip and cause breasts to look lopsided and uneven. Medical negligence can also cause breast implants to rupture. Broken saline implants “deflate” faster than silicone ones, meaning the damage is very obvious. Implants become more prone to breaking as they age, though the majority of women can safely keep theirs in for 10 to 15 years before having them replaced. If yours ruptures within a few months it may be due to negligence.
Sometimes a compensation claim is raised not only because a client is unhappy with the results of their breast augmentation, but when they feel they were not sufficiently informed of the hazards associated with the procedure. This can lead to a client requiring further surgery to obtain the results they want, with each surgery carrying its own potential danger.
The Medical Negligence Experts have supported women and men- who have had breast reductions as well as implants, all of whom feel let down by those who were responsible for their treatment and care.
How Can We Help?
The Medical Negligence Experts feel that compensation claims are not about pointing the finger of blame for the sake of it. Rather, solicitors seek for the responsible party to acknowledge the pain and distress they caused their patient, and to pay for any ongoing treatment or corrective surgery which may be required as well as compensate for loss of earnings and other expenses the patient would otherwise not have incurred.
We will talk to you about your experience and advise whether your claim has a good chance of being successful. If you proceed with your claim will support you every step of the way, giving you regular updates and putting you in contact with independent medical assessors who can help collate the evidence required to claim successfully.
Take the first step towards your implant claim and contact The Medical Negligence Experts today.
Need some help?
Am I eligible?
If you have suffered from medical negligence in the past 3 years, the short answer is yes.
However, medical negligence can be complicated, so we recommend that you speak with one of our expert solicitors - It’s Free.
How much could I claim?
As every medical case is different, the amount of compensation paid out can differ. Varying factors lead to the final figure include: Level of negligence, earnings missed out on, future losses and more.
Our experienced team of experts will give you an indication of how much you could potentially claim.
How does the process work?
We understand that when making a claim it’s important to know what to expect and when to expect it. That’s why we make the process as transparent as possible.
Your solicitor will gather all the evidence and will notify the negligent party of your claim against them. With your dedicated solicitor negotiating on your behalf, you will be kept up to date every step of the way.
Why should you choose us?
No Win No Fee
We offer a No Win No Fee* service on all our claims - We assess each claim on its merits with the information provided, which aids us to determine its likely success rate. This takes the risk away from you.
Our experienced solicitors are experts in securing compensation no matter the level of negligence.
We are committed to securing the best possible outcome for you, while providing friendly support every step of the way.
Personal Dedicated Lawyers
On contact, you will be allocated your own expert Medical Negligence solicitor who will be there every step of the way. You will be provided with a direct phone number and direct email address of your solicitor.
Expert breast surgery negligence claims solicitors working for you
We specialise in helping victims of medical negligence claim the compensation they deserve.
We work on a No Win No Fee basis, meaning if we don’t win your breast surgery negligence case, you don’t pay! Once you make contact, your experienced solicitor will work to recover the maximum compensation you are entitled to.
Whether you are ready to make a medical negligence claim, or you would just like a free conversation with a legal professional, we have experts on hand to give you all the information you need. Take the first step to getting what you deserve by filling in our quick contact form and we will call you back whenever suits you.