Cosmetic Surgery Negligence Claims

Cosmetic surgery is used to describe the reshaping of the surface of the body and face, and sometimes deeper structures, for aesthetic purposes. Although plastic surgery techniques were initially developed for the purposes of reconstruction, in order to treat someone who has been injured, in recent years advances in medical technology have made it possible to develop techniques to enhance physical appearance and correct scars and blemishes.

There are many different types of cosmetic surgery now available but some of the most common procedures include:

  • Rhinoplasty
  • Breast Augmentation
  • Liposuction
  • Facelifts
  • Lip Enhancement
  • Eyelid Reduction
  • Mastopexy
  • Abdominoplasty
  • Chin/Cheek Reshaping
  • Setting Back Prominent Ears
  • Scar Reduction
  • Silicone Implants

Cosmetic surgery procedures can carry risks which although rare can cause serious damage or even death. Poor surgical techniques can lead to infection or an adverse reaction to a general anaesthetic. The results of surgical errors and negligent or insufficient after care can vary from unexpected levels of scarring or less than desirable results, to life threatening infections and damage

If you have suffered a personal injury during a cosmetic surgery procedure, we will review your case and look at your hospital records in order to assess whether the hospital breached its duty of care and advise you if your injuries are the result of negligence or incompetence. We will provide practical legal advice as to whether you are likely to be successful in bringing a personal injuries claim. Please feel free to contact us at healthlawteam@hoc.ie

Limitation Period By law, a claim for compensation must commence within two years from the date when the incident occurred or when the person first realised that they had suffered the injury. However, due to the complexity of the issues involved it is advisable to contact a Solicitor as soon as possible after the incident.

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