Brow Lift Compensation
Do you believe you have suffered as a result of negligence during a brow lift or forehead rejuvenation surgery? If so, we can help you to make a brow lift claim that will give you the best possible chance of securing compensation.
As the first legal practice established in England and Wales dedicated to helping victims of cosmetic surgery negligence, Cosmetic Surgery Solicitors is extremely well placed to help you to succeed with your case.
Why choose us for your brow lift claim?
Our specialist solicitors have a success rate of 95% on all cases we have pursued after obtaining medical evidence. We are dedicated to ensuring the whole claims process - from start to finish - is as stress-free as possible for you.
With every case, we bring our unrivalled knowledge, experience, empathy and dedication. Our superior insight into this specialist area of the law has helped us to secure more than £10 million in compensation for our clients.
We know the distress that negligence during a procedure can cause, which is why we are devoted to securing the compensation you need to put this painful experience behind you.
We operate on a no win, no fee basis, and will only take payment if your case is successful. This means you can rest assured that there is no financial risk involved with making a claim with us.
In addition, our success has helped us to achieve an ‘excellent’ approval rating on Trustpilot for our team of solicitors, led by partner Michael Saul. Read our testimonials to find out from our previous clients why they would recommend us.
What are the signs my brow lift surgery has gone wrong?
There are a number of different types of brow lift procedures, depending on the desired outcome. This procedure can either be carried out by the NHS, where certain conditions are concerned, or by a private clinic.
We can help you to claim compensation whether the NHS or a private practitioner has carried out your procedure. If mistakes have been made, leading to an injury or illness, you may be entitled to claim compensation.
Some of the most common signs that brow lift surgery has gone wrong include:
- Inappropriate or excessive scarring
- Nerve damage resulting in loss of movement
- Asymmetric looking eyebrows
Am I eligible to claim negligence compensation?
The surgeons and clinics that are responsible for carrying out brow lift procedures have a duty of care to ensure patients’ safety and wellbeing. This includes:
- Managing all of the potential risk factors that would be classed as reasonably preventable
- Providing patients with information about any potentially unpreventable complications, allowing the patient to give informed consent
- Providing instructions for appropriate aftercare
If you feel that your clinic or surgeon has not fulfilled this duty of care, you may be eligible to make a claim for compensation. You can also make a claim if you have suffered the effects of clinical errors or neglect during your procedure.
To make a successful claim, you will need to be able to prove that:
- You were treated with negligence and this caused your suffering
- That the negligence had an effect on your life, causing you physical or mental suffering, or financial loss
Our expert brow lift claims solicitors will be able to help you assess these facts and gather evidence to support them.
Learn more about how cosmetic surgery compensation is calculated.
Read our report: Cosmetic surgery - knowing your rights if something goes wrong.
How long will my claim take?
Timescales can vary when it comes to cosmetic surgery compensation, due to the unique nature of every case we take on. We always provide a completely bespoke service to each of our clients, which means you can rest assured that we fully understand your circumstances and requirements and will fight to achieve the best possible outcome for you.
Your dedicated solicitor will be available to you at all times to:
- Keep you fully informed throughout the process
- Provide you with projected timescales
- Offer support and guidance
- Answer any questions you may have
For more information on what you can expect when making a brow lift compensation claim with Cosmetic Surgery Solicitors - call us today.
How much compensation can I claim for a brow lift medical negligence claim?
The amount of compensation that you may claim for a brow lift procedure gone wrong varies widely and is dependent on the unique circumstances of your case. To provide you with an estimate, we will need to assess your case in an initial consultation.
Medical negligence compensation is split into two types - general damages and special damages.
General damages include any pain and suffering you may have experienced due to the negligence, including physical pain, emotional distress, and loss of enjoyment in life. The more serious the injury or complication, the higher the potential compensation.
Special damages specifically cover your financial losses, which may have come from being unable to work or medical expenses. These include future costs you may incur from necessary care or support, such as changes to your home.
Your solicitor will provide a tailored assessment of your situation and advise you on the possible compensation you may be entitled to.
What evidence do I need to provide to support my compensation claim?
Providing evidence for your argument is an essential part of any compensation claim. The following types of evidence can support your brow lift claim:
- Medical records: these should include all relevant documents related to the brow lift procedure, such as pre-operative consultations, surgical reports, post-operative care, and any treatment required due to complications of your botched brow lift
- Photographs: clear photographs that document the injury or complications
- Witness statements: if available, statements from anyone who witnessed the procedure or the resulting complications
- Expert medical opinions: a professional medical assessment by an independent expert detailing how the procedure went wrong and the impact it has had on your health
- Financial records: if you are claiming for loss of earnings or additional medical expenses, you will need to provide evidence of these costs
- Communications: any correspondence with the medical provider relating to the procedure or subsequent complaints
- A detailed account: your own detailed account of what happened, how it has affected you physically, emotionally and financially
What are the time limits for claiming brow lift compensation?
In the UK, the time limit for making a medical negligence claim is generally three years from the date of the negligence or from when you first became aware of the problem.
However, there can be exceptions to this rule:
- If the claimant is under the age of 18, they will have until the age of 21 to bring the claim
- If the individual lacks the mental capacity to make their claim, they will not be subject to a time limit
While three years may seem like a long time, the sooner you begin your claim, the longer we will have to build a solid argument for you.
How can I start my brow lift compensation claim?
To begin your claim, simply call us today. We will discuss your circumstances with you in an initial consultation to understand how we may be able to help you, and we will provide you with an estimate of what you may be able to claim.
How can we help with your claim?
As one of the UK’s leading legal experts in cosmetic surgery negligence, we are well-placed for delivering the best results for patients who have suffered as a result of poor care.
We pride ourselves on our sympathetic, supportive and transparent approach to all the cases we handle. Our solicitors will work tirelessly to fight your corner and remove the stress from your brow lift claim, meaning you can trust us to take care of your case with minimal disruption to your life.
We are dedicated to helping you to obtain the financial reward you deserve following negligent cosmetic surgery. We will work hard to help you secure compensation that will help to address any physical or emotional trauma you have experienced.
FAQs about brow lift compensation claims
What is a brow lift?
A brow lift, also referred to as a forehead lift, is a cosmetic procedure designed to elevate the eyebrows and reduce the appearance of wrinkles and lines on the forehead. Brow lifts are often sought by individuals who want a more youthful and rejuvenated appearance around the upper part of the face.
Brow lift surgery involves making incisions either along the hairline or in the creases of the forehead. The surgeon will then adjust the underlying muscles and tissues, removing any excess skin, to lift the brows and smooth the forehead. The brow lift can be performed as a standalone procedure or in conjunction with other facial rejuvenation treatments such as a facelift or eyelid surgery.
I Signed a waiver before surgery, can I still claim compensation?
Signing a waiver before surgery does not necessarily prevent you from claiming compensation if something has gone wrong. A waiver is typically designed to acknowledge that you have been informed of the potential risks and complications related to the brow lift procedure. However, it does not excuse a medical professional from their duty of care.
If the negligence of the surgeon, anaesthetist, or another medical staff member caused the injury or complications, you may still have a valid claim. Examples of negligence can include inadequate pre-operative assessment, surgical errors, or failure to provide appropriate post-operative care.
Even if you have signed a waiver, contact us as soon as you are able and our brow lift negligence experts will help you to understand your options.
What are the risks of brow lift surgery?
While brow lifts are generally considered safe when performed by an experienced and qualified cosmetic surgeon, there are risks and potential complications associated with this type of surgery, and in fact any surgery. For brow lifts, these include:
Infection: proper care and following post-operative instructions can reduce the chances of infection, but left untreated, it can have serious health implications
Scarring: scarring may occur at the incision sites, although they are often concealed within the hairline or natural contours of the forehead
Nerve damage: there might be damage to the nerves controlling the muscles of the forehead, leading to weakness or changes in sensation
Asymmetry: uneven positioning of the brows can occur if the tissues heal unevenly or if the procedure is not performed symmetrically
Anaesthesia risks: complications related to the anaesthesia, such as allergic reactions or breathing difficulties, may arise if the surgeon does not investigate your needs properly
Hair loss: temporary or permanent hair loss may occur along the incision sites
Other risks: additional risks may include prolonged swelling, bruising, bleeding, or dissatisfaction with the cosmetic results.
It is essential for anyone considering a brow lift to discuss these risks in detail with their surgeon and to select a reputable and experienced professional.
Contact Us Today
If you have experienced problems following a brow lift and think they are the result of negligence, talk to our expert cosmetic surgery negligence team today. Call 0808 252 7176 or request a callback by completing the contact form.