Claim for a Breast Implant Surgical Error

It is often mistakenly believed that a claim for a breast implant surgical error should be straightforward. After all, if a plastic surgeon has made a surgical error during a breast implant procedure that has resulted in an injury, surely the victim should be entitled to compensation? Unfortunately this is not always the case.

When you claim compensation for a surgical error during a breast implant procedure, it has to been shown that “at the time and in the circumstances” the error was avoidable and attributable to a poor professional performance by the plastic surgeon. If, during the breast implant procedure there were complications – and an injury could not have been avoided under any circumstances – a claim for a breast implant surgical error may not always be successful.

Furthermore, if you are claiming compensation for a surgical error during a breast implant procedure because you have suffered a psychological trauma due to a non-symmetrical outcome, you may again be disappointed when you make a claim for a breast implant surgical error. Consequently it is always in your best interests to seek professional legal advice when you have suffered an injury – physical or psychological – due to a surgical error during a breast implant procedure.

Making a Claim for a Breast Implant Surgical Error

In order to determine whether or not your injury is attributable to medical negligence, your solicitor would engage the services of an independent medical expert. The expert would examine you to identify signs that the standard of care you received from your plastic surgeon was below that generally accepted by the medical community.

Provided there is sufficient evidence of medical negligence to support a claim for a breast implant surgical error, your solicitor will send a “Letter of Claim” to the plastic surgeon´s practise. The letter will explain that you are claiming compensation for a surgical error during a breast implant procedure and request a reply within ninety days.

Provided that your claim is well-supported with indisputable evidence of medical negligence, liability for your injury should be acknowledged quickly and your solicitor will negotiate a settlement of your claim to include compensation for your past pain and suffering and compensation for future pain and suffering if you are intending to undergo revision surgery.

You should also be able to recover compensation for any quantifiable psychological injury you have suffered and any deterioration in your quality of life that you have experienced as a result. If you are intending to undergo revision surgery – or have done so already – the cost should also be included in the settlement of compensation for a surgical error during a breast implant procedure.

Further Information about Compensation for a Surgical Error during a Breast Implant Procedure

It is important to note that no two claims for compensation for a surgical error during a breast implant procedure are identical. Even if the physical injuries you sustained due to a surgical error are exactly the same as somebody else, the emotional trauma and the subsequent deterioration in your quality of life you have experienced will be completely unique to you.

We mentioned above that it is in your best interests to seek professional legal advice before making a claim for a breast implant surgical error, and we invite you to call our Medical Negligence Advice Bureau and confidentially discuss the circumstances of your injury with an experienced medical negligence solicitor.

Our solicitor will be able to offer you impartial and sympathetic advice about claiming compensation for a surgical error during a breast implant procedure and answer any legal questions you may have about making a claim for a breast implant surgical error.

You will not be under any obligation to proceed with any course of action by calling our Medical Negligence Advice Bureau. The purpose of our legal advice service is to explain your options to you in clear English, so that you are able to make an informed decision about whether you have a claim for a breast implant surgical error that may be worth your while to pursue.