Liposuction Compensation Claims
Liposuction is otherwise called lipoplasty or liposculpture and is a cosmetic procedure that helps to remove excess fat from specific parts of the body. Many recipients of liposuction choose to have the surgery carried out in ‘problem areas’ such as the abdomen, thighs, hips and buttocks and is recognised as helping to trim the areas which are more difficult to address with diet and exercise.
Unfortunately, in some cases, mistakes are made during a liposuction procedure, and if you have suffered an injury or damage because of the fault of a doctor, you may be entitled to make a claim for compensation.
How does a liposuction procedure work?
Liposuction is most often carried out while the patient is under general anaesthetic, though it is possible for a local anaesthetic to be used. The procedure normally takes between one and two hours, depending upon the amount of fat that needs to be removed.
The surgeon will make a small incision into the area that will be treated, and they will insert a thin tube into this incision. With the use of a powerful vacuum, fat cells will be sucked out of the area through the tube. Once the procedure is complete, the surgeon will stitch the incision back up.
Liposuction procedures are one of the most popular optional surgeries in the UK, and they are normally carried out without complications. However, if a medical professional makes an error or you receive substandard levels of care, a claim may be made for medical negligence compensation.
Types of Liposuction Errors
Although medical practitioners work hard to maintain excellent levels of practice and hygiene, mistakes can be made, and this can have devastating effects on you if you are the victim of such faults. In some instances, medical neglect during liposuction surgery can lead to the need for several months of recovery, excess pain and even additional surgery. Some of the most common types of liposuction injuries and damages occur through the following:
- Puncture of organs near the treated area
- Poisoning of the blood
- Infections caused by poor hygiene standards
- Nerve damage and skin numbness of the treated area
- Contour deformity and uneven skin tone
- Emotional stress caused by surgical errors
- Scarring resulting from poor stitching and infections
If you have suffered physical or emotional damage through no fault of your own following a liposuction procedure, you may be eligible to claim compensation from those responsible.
If you are a victim of substandard medical care, you are encouraged to make a claim to gain financial security through compensation, which can support your recovery and ease the stress of any financial losses you have sustained. Furthermore, your claim may help to prevent further similar action and help to secure the welfare of future patients.
How to Make a Liposuction Compensation Claim
To make a successful claim for compensation following an error made during liposuction, you will be required to demonstrate liability and the level of pain and suffering that has been caused as a result. An experienced personal injury solicitors will support you in gathering evidence against the defendant, which will include medical examination results, copies of medical records and evidence relating to the impact that your injury has had on your day to day life.
To find out if you have a valid claim, call free on 0800 678 1410 today for a free case assessment. Alternatively you can enter your details into the form below to receive a call back.