Scarring Negligence Claims
Though scarring is a risk associated with many medical treatments, unnecessary scarring caused by medical negligence should not happen in a modern health system like that in the UK. Scar tissue forms after there has been damage to skin, possibly from a cut or burn. Frequently the more severe the injury is, the worse the scar is, although a person’s skin type and age, as well as their health, can influence how it heals. Scars are not just a blemish on the skin. In some cases, injuries can be quite painful and even require skin grafts where the healing skin becomes too stretched.
What is Scarring Negligence?
Scarring negligence can happen when inadequate care causes excessive laceration or skin damage which leads to a scar. It can also occur when a patient receives inadequate treatment for an existing cut – possibly one they sustained in an accident, or when a surgical incision is not cared for correctly and becomes infected. All of these examples are avoidable and can, therefore, be considered negligent. Negligence can occur whether a patient seeks treatment in a private practice or through the NHS, and it does not matter if their surgery was elective (such as cosmetic surgery) or necessary.
Examples of scarring caused by negligence include:
- Using the wrong type of stitches, or an incorrect technique
- Not using correct equipment for making incisions or closing them up.
- Excessive skin removal during an operation.
- Surgical errors.
- Inadequate monitoring for infection after an operation.
Some clients are psychologically as well as physically damaged when medical negligence causes scarring, or worse scarring than would otherwise be expected from their injury. This is especially true in cases of facial scarring.
Not all scars happen because of negligence but where they are, or where you can prove negligence led to an injury being worse than would reasonably be expected, you may be able to make a compensation claim for damages due to medical negligence.
How Can We Help?
Even if you’re not sure whether you have a legitimate cause to claim compensation, get in touch with The Medical Negligence Experts. Our lawyers can assess your circumstances and advise whether you can proceed and, if so, how to do so.
We specialise in medical negligence claims, but even though we handle them every day, we always keep sight of the individual and their family at the heart of the process. You may have been let down by your medical team but you won’t be disappointed with the efforts of your legal team.
The Medical Negligence Experts will seek to prove that:
- Your health care provider owed you a duty of care – this is typically easy to show as your doctor agreed to treat you as a patient.
- They breached their duty with negligent care.
- You suffered injury or illness as the result of the negligence.
This process is the same for any medical negligence claim, though the duration of the process will vary depending on your individual circumstances and the effects of your injury.
There is a legal time limit to claim compensation so contact us today and make a no-obligation enquiry to The Medical Negligence Experts to see how we can help you.
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: the 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. With your dedicated solicitor negotiating on your behalf, you will be kept up to date every step of the way.
Why should you use 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.
Expert, Friendly Solicitors
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 Solicitors
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.
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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.