Tummy Tuck (abdominoplasty) Claims
Tummy tucks are recognised as being one of the most favoured optional surgeries available, often chosen by those who are looking to achieve a streamlined figure and slimmer appearance. Some people choose to have a tummy tuck, formally referred to as abdominoplasty, following childbirth or after they have lost a significant amount of weight to improve the appearance of sagging skin.
If the tummy tuck procedure is not carried out as effectively, safely or successfully as planned and you are left with unexpected pain, poor results or excess scarring, it may be possible to make a claim for compensation.
To find out if you have a valid claim, as well as receiving some free legal advice about the process, call 0800 678 1410 today for a free case assessment. Your solicitor will have experienced in helping people claim compensation for all types of cosmetic surgery errors.
Errors during Tummy Tucks
Tummy tucks are invasive procedures, and as such, it takes a lot of consideration for individuals before undergoing surgery. The operation is a complex one, and there are many potential risks when choosing to undertake one.
Unfortunately, sometimes errors occur during or after surgery, and this can present very serious additional risks to you which can result in significant injuries, excess pain, bad scars and emotional distress. The following types of error are amongst the most common related to tummy tucks:
- Unsanitary practices
- Infections caused by medical error
- Excessive scarring
- Poor aftercare procedures
- Failure to fully explain surgery, recovery, results and potential risks
If a surgeon makes an error during the operation, physical damage can be caused, and if this has an impact on your appearance, psychological and emotional distress can be suffered. For this reason, as a victim of medical negligence, you may also be assessed and advised to pursue compensation for psychological damage as well as physical injuries.
How much compensation will I be awarded?
The amount of compensation that is offered to you will depend upon the severity of the injuries and damages that you have suffered. Your personal injury solicitors will ensure that you are awarded a settlement figure that is thoroughly reflective of all losses you have sustained, which may include:
- Pain and physical damage
- Emotional and psychological distress
- Loss of earnings
- Cost of medical treatment and medications
- Cost of travel associated with treatment needs