Women choose to undergo breast augmentation for a number of different reasons. Be it for self-esteem or cosmetic correction, but for certain what they do not want is negligent surgery leaving them less happy than they were prior to the augmentation.
Like all surgery, there are inherent risks which your doctor should make you aware of prior to carrying out the procedure. There have been cases in the past where the doctors were not fully aware of the risks involved as was the case of many women who sought for PIP compensation after defective implants were discovered.
Common implant claims are as follows:
- Bleeding into the breast tissue;
- Capsular Contracture;
- Loss of nipple sensation; and
- Rippling of the breast.
The Courts will balance their decisions on what is reasonable to the medical standard. Therefore, it is important to make sure that:
- Your doctor informs you of all the risks involved;
- Your doctor performs the surgery up to the medical standard;
- Your doctor only uses implants which are up to medical standard; and
- You doctor provides up to standard after care.
These are crucial elements which your doctor must provide in order to be within their duty of care. We understand that this may be confusing and overwhelming but we can assure you we are here to help. At Bloomsbury Law, we take pride in our unique bespoke services and we look forward to working with you on your unique case. If you are looking for advice on cosmetic surgery claims, please call one of our specialists and we will answer all your questions and advise you accordingly.
What do I do next?
Contact us online or speak to one of our dedicated personal injury solicitors on 0207 998 7777 for a free initial consultation. With our vast experience in the field, our team will work with you to ensure this process runs as smooth as possible. All information you provide us with is treated with the utmost confidentiality.
We will contact you no later than the next working day to arrange a meeting at our offices in London W1 to advise on the agreement.