Plastic Surgery Claims
Plastic surgery, also known as cosmetic surgery, is becoming increasingly utilised by many as it has become an established industry in recent years. Licensed professionals offering plastic surgery services will be charging you a rate based on their level of qualification, expertise and experience. It is reasonable for a patient, to expect that they will provide a service that reflects those factors and fulfils all the medical standards and duty of care expected from a trained surgical professional.
The plastic Surgeon will also have a contractual duty to fulfil the services agreed to in the contract. If the surgery is not carried out with reasonable care and skill and the treatment falls below that of a reasonably competent Surgeon, you may also be able to pursue a claim in breach of contract as well as negligence.
How Do I Make a Plastic Surgery Claim?
The first step in pursuing a claim for professional negligence with regards to plastic surgery is to find trusted legal advice from a Solicitor with an understanding of professional negligence and medical procedures. At BeenLetDown, we have a wealth of experience as both medical negligence and professional negligence Solicitors, and are available to offer support and advice to anyone who may have suffered due to negligent actions in either of these areas.
If you were to contact us about pursuing a claim, then the first thing we would do is to arrange an initial consultation, this will be over the telephone, however we will need to see photographs (before and after) of the procedure to assess the damage and complaint.
There are lots of things to consider when consider a claim in this area, from the level of documented evidence (medical records, contract of services etc), to any time limits on the validity of claims, but if we identify that your case does qualify then we will let you know that it should be pursued.
How Much Would a Plastic Surgery Claim Cost?
If we identify that your claim is worth moving forward with, then in most cases we are able to offer our services on a “No Win No Fee” basis, also known as a Conditional Fee Agreement, or CFA. We will discuss this with you in greater detail during our initial telephone conversation.
There are several advantages to making a professional negligence claim in this form. Firstly, it shows that we only take on claims that we think have a legitimate chance of being won, rather than pursuing empty legal claims to be able to charge large fees. Secondly it protects our clients financially, as if a plastic surgery claim does not result in any compensation being won, then there is no payment to be made. There are no hidden charges or additional fees added on later, the CFA provides the framework for payment.
If you would like to speak to us about our legal services, please call us on 0151 5561839. Our experienced and knowledgeable team will be able to inform you on the details of a plastic surgery claim and arrange an initial consultation with us. It is also possible to request a callback for a time that suits you, or to complete our online claims form, both on our website at www.beenletdown.co.uk.