One could justifiably expect compensation claims for a rhinoplasty surgery error to be relatively trouble-free. After all, if a plastic surgeon has made an error that results in nerve damage, numbness, an infection or excessive scarring, surely the patient would be entitled to compensation for an injury from a rhinoplasty procedure. Unfortunately it is not quite that straightforward.
Compensation claims for a rhinoplasty surgery error have to show that “at the time and in the circumstances” the error was avoidable and attributable to a lack of care by the plastic surgeon. If, during the rhinoplasty procedure, complications developed and an injury could not have been avoided under any circumstances, a claim for compensation for an injury from a rhinoplasty procedure is unlikely to be successful.
Furthermore, if you are claiming compensation for an injury from a rhinoplasty procedure because you are disappointed with the results, you may again be disappointed if there is no quantifiable psychological injury to support your claim. Consequently it is always in your best interests to seek independent legal advice when you have sustained any injury – physical or psychological – due to a surgical error during a rhinoplasty procedure.
Making Compensation Claims for a Rhinoplasty Surgery Error
In order to determine if you have a justifiable claim for compensation for an injury from a rhinoplasty procedure, your solicitor would engage the services of an independent cosmetic surgery expert. The expert would examine your nose to look for signs that would indicate the standard of care you received from your plastic surgeon was below that generally accepted by the medical community.
As long as there is sufficient evidence of medical negligence to support compensation claims for a rhinoplasty surgery error, your solicitor will send a “Letter of Claim” to the plastic surgeon´s practise. The letter will inform the practise that you are claiming compensation for an injury during a rhinoplasty procedure and will request an admission of liability and an offer of settlement within ninety days.
When compensation claims for a rhinoplasty surgery error are well-supported with indisputable evidence of medical negligence, liability for your injury should be admitted quickly. Depending on the offer of settlement that is received, your solicitor will negotiate compensation for an injury from a rhinoplasty procedure to include your physical pain, your emotional trauma and any future pain or trauma you may experience due to having to undergo revision surgery.
Further Information about Compensation for an Injury from a Rhinoplasty Procedure
No two compensation claims for a rhinoplasty surgery error are ever exactly the same – not only because of the varying degrees of physical injury that can occur due to a cosmetic surgeon´s negligence, but also because the emotional trauma you suffer and the impact that the injury has on your quality of life will be different from anybody else.
Consequently, it is important to obtain legal advice about claiming compensation for an injury from a rhinoplasty procedure that is relevant to your particular circumstances. In this respect we invite you to call our Medical Negligence Advice Bureau to discuss the injury you sustained and to get the answers to any legal questions you may have about making compensation claims for a rhinoplasty surgery error.
All calls to our Medical Negligence Advice Bureau are entirely confidential and, by contacting our service, you are under no obligation to proceed with compensation claims for a rhinoplasty surgery error. The aim of our service is for you to have your options explained to you in clear English, so that you can make an educated choice about whether you have a claim for compensation for an injury from a rhinoplasty procedure that may be worth your while to pursue.