Plastic surgery is normally used to help people to feel happier about their physical appearance, whether they are reconstructing a body part because of an accident or birth defect, or because they want to make a change to their natural appearance. When plastic surgery goes well, it can have a really positive effect on the patient, however plastic surgery does not always go to plan.
If you have had a bad experience with a plastic surgery procedure, then you may be eligible to make a plastic surgery claim. It is worth noting that even if you were asked to sign a waiver before the surgery, you may still be able to make a claim, although it can be harder to ensure that the outcome is successful. To find out more about how you can make a claim if you have signed a waiver, then you should talk to a specialist in plastic surgery claims.
The following factors are just a few of the things which may lead to plastic surgery claims.
Poor Hygiene Standards
Plastic surgeons are expected to follow the same medical standards as every other doctor in the United Kingdom; however private practices are often less well regulated than other doctors are. Poor hygiene standards are one of the leading causes of infection in the world, so it is essential doctors and nurses follow the correct procedures, whichever type of surgery they are performing.
An infection at a surgery site can lead to scarring, inflammation and sepsis. In the worst cases scenarios, an infection which has been picked up during a routine cosmetic procedure can lead to amputation, paralysis or death. Poor hygiene standards are one of the most common causes for plastic surgery claims, so it is important that all plastic surgeons meet minimum hygiene standards.
If you agree to be injected with or implanted with a specific product, you trust that the product is safe to use, and it will meet its expected purpose. However, if the product is defective, it can put your health at risk, and it can fail to provide you with the desired results. In the same way that you could request a refund if an electronic good was faulty, you can make a claim if a cosmetic implant was faulty.
However, in addition to the cost of the surgery, you can claim for any problems that you suffered because of the faulty product, including mental health symptoms such as stress.
Misinformation Or Lack Of Information
A small minority of private plastic surgeons have been known to have mis-sold products or misinformed clients about both the benefits and the risks of the procedures that they want to perform. If these clients had been given accurate information, they may have made a different decision about whether to undergo the surgery or not.
Unfortunately, it can be a lot harder to win these claims, as it is often difficult to prove what has been said and what hasn’t been said. Most of these types of cases rely on being able to find evidence of these claims in print, or on recorded media. If you think that you may be able to make a claim after being mis-sold a procedure, then you should contact a specialist plastic surgery claims advisor as soon as possible, so that they can help you to find proof.
Lack Of Aftercare
After any type of medical procedure, you should be given access to adequate aftercare, or provided with comprehensive information to help you to understand what you need to do to speed up your recovery and give the procedure the greatest chances of success. Without adequate aftercare, you may experience complications. If you did not receive this after your procedure, then there is a good chance that your procedure will not yield the results that you were hoping to achieve.
All of the above factors have led to successful plastic surgery claims. With the help of a great plastic surgery claims advisor, you stand the chance of making a successful claim, even if you signed a waiver before you had your procedure.