If you have suffered nerve damage or broken blood cells, or developed an infection after undergoing a liposuction procedure, it may be possible to make an injury compensation claim for a liposuction error. Several issues can affect your entitlement to compensation for a liposuction injury, not least that you went ahead with the procedure knowing that there was the risk of an injury and gave your informed consent regardless.
However, if it can be proven that the injury you sustained was avoidable “at the time and in the circumstances” – and attributable to a standard of care below that which is generally considered acceptable by the medical profession – you should be able to recover compensation to account for your pain and suffering, and any deterioration in your quality of life that has resulted from your surgeon´s negligence.
Making a Claim for a Liposuction Error
In order to determine whether you have a justifiable claim for a liposuction error, your solicitor would engage the services of an independent expert surgeon. The expert surgeon would conduct a review of the procedure you underwent and look for signs that an unacceptable standard of care was “on the balance of probabilities” responsible for your injury.
Provided there is sufficient evidence of negligence to support an injury compensation claim for a liposuction error, your solicitor will send a “Letter of Claim” to the plastic surgeon´s practise informing the practise that you are claiming compensation for a liposuction injury, and requesting an admission of liability and an offer of settlement within ninety days.
When a claim for a liposuction error is supported with unquestionable evidence of negligence, there should be no delay in receiving an admission of liability. The settlement of compensation for a liposuction injury may take a little longer to resolve depending on how much compensation is offered compared to your solicitor´s calculations of what you are entitled to.
Further Information about Compensation for a Liposuction Injury
Making a claim for a liposuction error is not as straightforward as many people believe. The concept that “I sustained an injury and therefore it is my surgeon´s fault” is not necessarily true – especially when a patient has given their informed consent after being told that a risk of injury exists. Consequently it is vital that you speak with a medical negligence solicitor to establish your right to compensation for a liposuction injury at the earliest possible opportunity.
In this respect, we invite you to call our Medical Negligence Advice Bureau to discuss the injury you sustained, the information you were told before you underwent the liposuction procedure, the reasons you have been given for your injury and the impact your injury has had on your quality of life. Our solicitor will also be able to answer any legal questions you may have about making an injury compensation claim for a liposuction error.
All calls to our Medical Negligence Advice Bureau are free and completely confidential. When you call our service you are under no obligation to proceed with a claim for compensation for a liposuction injury. The aim of the Medical Negligence Advisory Bureau is to explain your options to you in plain English so that you can make an informed decision about whether you have a claim for a liposuction error that may be worth your while to pursue.