05 Dec Cosmetic Surgery Claims
Undergoing a cosmetic surgery procedure is a stressful event and is never undertaken lightly. Cosmetic surgery can be undertaken by someone to either change part of their appearance or may be necessary following disfigurement due to a personal injury or medical condition. If you wish to make a cosmetic surgery claim, speak to one of our personal injury solicitors in Dublin dealing with cosmetic surgery claims today.
Solicitors specialising in Cosmetic Surgery Claims
Despite cosmetic surgery becoming more common for men and women, the area is still lacking in regulation in Ireland. For example, there may be a difference between a cosmetic surgeon and a plastic surgeon. Plastic surgeons are a type of specialist who has undergone specialist medical training and is registered with the Medical Council of Ireland as a specialist, whereas any medically registered doctor can advertise themselves as a cosmetic surgeon.
What types of cosmetic surgery can I claim compensation for?
If the person or group carrying out your cosmetic surgery has been medically negligent in any way you may be able to take your case to court or claim compensation.
Some of the most common cosmetic surgery medical negligence claims relate to:
- Breast implants or augmentation
- Facelift, eye-lift reduction or Lip enhancement
- Nose reshape (rhinoplasty)
- Tummy tuck (abdominoplasty)
- Scar removal
What are the most common causes of cosmetic surgery injury claims?
Medical negligence claims due to cosmetic surgery procedures often come about for some of the following reasons:
- Personal injury sustained due to poor medical practice
- Unexpected scarring
- Poor aftercare support leading to injury, sickness, scarring or deformity
- Nerve damage
- Surgical error
- Failure to diagnose, late diagnosis or diagnosing the wrong condition
- Failure to obtain informed consent
- Failure to warn of significant risks
What can I claim compensation for in a cosmetic surgery medical negligence case?
Compensation is generally awarded as Special Damages and General Damages. These expenses are calculated based on the injury and pain suffering received, also taking into considering your age and sometimes gender. Your compensation will also take into consideration any out of pocket expenses, such as medical expenses, and loss of earnings etc. For these reasons, it is impossible to estimate what potential compensation you could receive.
Discuss your case with a personal injury solicitor in Dublin today
To discuss your case with a solicitor specialising in medical negligence and cosmetic surgery claims, contact one of our personal injury solicitors in Dublin today. They will discuss if you have a case and how to proceed, potential compensation and liability in your case.
Contact Ferrys Solicitors LLP Personal Injury and Accident Solicitors Solicitors today.