What are some common examples of cosmetic surgery compensation claims?
The most common cosmetic procedures that claims can arise from include:
- Reconstructive facial surgery and grafts
- Rhinoplasty procedures (‘nose jobs’)
- Face lifts and chin tucks
- Breast augmentations
- Liposuction and gastric banding
- Labiaplasty and vaginal rejuvenation procedures
Most cosmetic surgery compensation claims are based on the fact that the surgeon who performed your surgery had a duty of care to keep you safe and provide you with a high quality outcome. If they have breached this duty of care through their cosmetic surgery negligence and you’ve had to have more surgery to correct the outcome, then you may have a cosmetic surgery compensation claim. You can claim compensation against the individual or company that performed your surgery.
Usually, the amount of compensation you receive will cover your medical expenses, your past and future loss of income, the pain and suffering caused to you, and even wrongful death (if the negligent cosmetic surgery procedure caused the death of a family member). However, everyone’s situation is different, so you should get in touch with the team at LHD Lawyers to discuss further how much compensation your claim may receive.
With medical negligence claims like cosmetic surgery compensation claims, the claim needs to be commenced or resolved within three years of the date of injury, otherwise you can lose your right to lodge the claim. Cosmetic surgery negligence claims are a tricky area of the legal system, and a number of lengthy processes have to be undertaken before court proceedings begin. With this in mind, we recommend you get in touch with the LHD Lawyers as soon as possible regarding your claim.
At LHD Lawyers, our team are experts in managing cosmetic surgery negligence claims and making sure you receive the maximum amount of compensation for your suffering. Our friendly and professional staff understand that this is a traumatising time. We have offices in Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane, Port Macquarie, Taree and other regional centres, to make it easy for you to come in for a no-obligation chat. Alternatively, we are available over the phone.
We’ve been helping Australians win their cosmetic surgery compensation claims for over 30 years, and would be happy to discuss your situation with you free of charge. We also have a No Win Ne Fee policy, which means that if we don’t win your case, you won’t pay us a cent!
Contact a friendly member of our team today for a free assessment.