Eyelid surgery compensation claims
If you have experienced complications following your eyelid surgery (also known as blepharoplasty) and you believe this was due to the negligence of a surgeon or clinic, you may be entitled to make a claim for compensation.
Operating on a no win no fee basis, we were the first law firm in England and Wales to specialise in cosmetic surgery negligence. This means our dedicated medical negligence solicitors have the experience you need to successfully pursue your blepharoplasty claim.
Making an eyelid surgery claim not only allows you to start to rebuild your life, but can also help to prevent the same negligence being inflicted upon anyone else. The compensation you may be entitled to could help you pay for restorative surgery as well as offer you peace of mind following a distressing experience.
With a success rate of 95% for all of our cosmetic surgery claims pursued after obtaining medical evidence, our highly-skilled team of lawyers will secure you the eyelid surgery compensation you need to get back on track.
CONTACT US TODAYTo speak to our expert solicitors about whether you can make a claim for blepharoplasty compensation, call freephone on 0800 634 0285 or fill out an online enquiry form to request a call back.
Why should I choose Cosmetic Surgery Solicitors?
We pride ourselves on offering a sympathetic, straight forward and professional approach to all cosmetic surgery negligence claims.
Although it may feel daunting to start a claim for eyelid surgery gone wrong, we are leaders in the field with over 15 years of experience in this specialist area of medical negligence. Our lawyers have dealt with hundreds of negligent cosmetic surgery cases and have secured over £4 million for our clients so far.
As soon as you begin the process for blepharoplasty compensation, our solicitors will be available to you round the clock. We will handle everything for you and keep you in the loop throughout so you can rest assured that you are in good hands.
How long will the claims process take?
Unfortunately it is not possible to give an exact length of time for how long an eyelid surgery claim will take. Each case is unique and there are many variables that can affect the length of time before a successful claim is made. Once you start your claim with Cosmetic Surgery Solicitors, your dedicated lawyer will be able to assess your case and then discuss the possible timescales involved with you.
But rest assured, no matter what the details of your case are, our solicitors will ensure that your case proceeds as quickly and as efficiently as possible in order to ensure you receive the compensation you deserve.
See the full claims process here.
How do I know if I can claim?
The surgeons and clinics responsible for carrying out blepharoplasty procedures have a duty of care to ensure patients’ safety and wellbeing.
This means they operate with a high degree of accountability, as a botched eyelid surgery can result in significant and long-lasting physical and psychological damage.
As such, clinics and surgeons are not only responsible for managing all of the potential risk factors that would be classed as reasonably preventable, but also for giving their patients information about any potentially unpreventable complications, allowing the patient to give informed consent.
If you feel that your clinic or surgeon has not fulfilled this duty of care, you may be eligible to make a claim for eyelid surgery compensation.
What are the signs that my eyelid surgery has gone wrong?
Following a blepharoplasty, patients can expect a certain amount of pain and discomfort might be experienced in the affected area for several weeks, including swelling or itchy and watery eyes.
However, when eyelid surgery goes wrong, patients may experience one of the following complications, which may be a sign that the procedure has been handled negligently:
- Removal of too much skin, leaving eyelids unable to close - known as lagophthalmos
Lopsided appearance, or noticeable differences in the appearance of both eyes
- Removal of too little skin or tissue
- Droopiness of the lower lid - known as ectropion
- Over-correction of a drooping upper lid, resulting in damage to the cornea
- Blurred or impaired vision, in extreme cases leading to acute glaucoma
- In very rare cases, partial or complete blindness
How can we help?
If you have suffered an impact on your quality of life as a result of blepharoplasty complications, then it may be worth pursuing a legal claim. In our experience, compensation can transform the lives of those who have been left with physical and psychological pain when eyelid surgery goes wrong.
Not only can financial recompense contribute to the cost of reconstructive surgery and further treatment, but it can also alleviate some of the financial burden resulting from being unable to work due to the botched eyelid surgery.
If you'd like to find out more about your legal rights, read our report: Cosmetic Surgery: Knowing Your Rights if Something Goes Wrong