Pages On: Negligent Cosmetic Surgery
Cosmetic procedures come in all shapes and sizes, from lip fillers to breast enhancement to face lifts. More and more people have access to cosmetic surgery. However, there is an increasing amount of failed procedures, where clinical negligence has played a part. If you have suffered from negligent cosmetic surgery, you may have a claim for compensation.
Posted: 15 March 2016
Posted in: Medical Negligence, Negligent Cancer Diagnosis, Negligent Cosmetic Surgery
The General Medical Council (GMC) has found a breast surgeon guilty of unlawfully and maliciously wounding 11 female patients. The surgeon, Dr Ian Paterson, was found guilty of 21 counts of neglect against 11 patients, and was suspended in 2012. Since the suspension, more than 550 patients have been recalled to have their treatment reviewed. Dr Paterson treated around 700 women between 1993 and 2012, during which time he carried out unlawful surgery in hospitals run by the Heart of England NHS Trust and Spire Healthcare. Investigations are still underway following allegations…Read More
Posted in: Medical Negligence, Negligent Cosmetic Surgery
Given the increase in the number of people having cosmetic surgery there has also been an increase in the number of cosmetic surgery claims for compensation. According to recent research, certain types of procedure have increased approximately fifteen percent, with some of the most common types of procedure being breast augmentation, rhinoplasty (common referred to as nose jobs), liposuction, face lifts and eyelid surgery. There are, of course, an extremely wide variety of other cosmetic surgeries, and it is estimated that close to three hundred million pounds is spent annually.…Read More