making a claim
At TJL Solicitors, we understand that anyone who has suffered negligent cosmetic surgery has been through a traumatic and difficult time.
Our team of experts realise that making a claim can be daunting, but rest assured we will be with you every step of the way.
Helping you seek justice
Being a patient in the care of a doctor is one of the only times in our lives that we place our welfare entirely in the hands of another individual.
Over the past decade complaints and claims resulting from negligent cosmetic surgery have increased. According to the Medical Defence Union – Britain ‘s biggest provider of indemnity and insurance to doctors – more than £8.5million in compensation has been paid out to dissatisfied patients since 1996. However, the MDU represent just a fraction of the insurance market and the number of people dissatisfied with their cosmetic surgery who have won damages is likely to be at least double or even triple that amount.
Thinking of Cosmetic Surgery – Do your homework
Private cosmetic surgery in England and Wales is a boom industry which TJL Solicitors believes is inadequately regulated.
Millions of pounds are being spent on plastic surgery but unfortunately some less scrupulous providers are putting the health of some patients at risk by putting profits and commerce before ethics and good practice.
Cosmetic surgery is sometimes trivialised or commoditised and patients are encouraged to go under the knife with offers of loyalty cards and money-off vouchers. This fosters the idea that cosmetic surgery is routine or as simple as visiting a beauty parlour. But it is not. Many procedures, such as tummy-tucks and liposuction, are major, invasive operations.
Initial consultations for operations are also sometimes performed by non-medically qualified sales representatives. Patients can be encouraged to commit to surgery quickly and deposits may be asked for before a patient has even seen their surgeon.
Doctors can also perform private cosmetic surgery without having completed the relevant higher surgical training. These doctors would not be entitled to perform cosmetic surgery in the NHS.
TJL Solicitors would advise anyone thinking of undergoing cosmetic surgery to do their research on the doctor carrying out the procedure. If in doubt always use a doctor who is entitled to practise cosmetic surgery in the NHS.
At TJL we understand anyone who has been the victim of negligent cosmetic surgery has already been through a difficult and traumatic experience. That’s why we promise to help make your claim for compensation as easy and stress free as possible.
Firstly, we will listen. Our lawyers will lend a sympathetic ear and treat everything you tell us with the utmost compassion and confidentiality. The more facts you give us about your case, the quicker it will be to get on with securing your compensation.
Secondly, we will investigate your claim and gather evidence.
Thirdly, we will work out who is at fault and calculate the amount of compensation you are likely to receive.
Finally, we will maximise your compensation – either through negotiation or, in some cases, through the courts.