Neck Lift Compensation Claims
If you have suffered as a result of a negligent neck lift procedure, our team of specialist solicitors is here to help you claim the compensation you deserve. With years of experience handling neck lift claims, we have recovered over £10 million in compensation for our clients to date.
Because we specialise exclusively in cosmetic surgery and cosmetic procedures gone wrong, our expertise gives us in-depth knowledge and understanding of what may be going through, helping us to deliver an exceptional quality of service to you when you need it most.
To get in touch with a team of specialists and begin your no win, no fee neck lift compensation claim, call Cosmetic Surgery Solicitors today on 0808 189 7725 or request a callback using our online contact form.
How a neck lift can go wrong
If you are considering making a neck lift claim, it may be worth waiting a few weeks for the swelling to subside and for the results of the surgery to become more apparent.
When the procedure is successful, patients should have a more defined neck and jawline. However, when the procedure goes wrong, it results in complications such as:
- Facial unevenness or asymmetry
- Over-tightening of the skin
- ‘Pulled appearance’ of pixie ear deformity
- Inappropriate scarring
These complications can lead to a significant amount of emotional and physical pain and could lead to the patient requiring restorative surgery. If this has happened to you, you may be eligible to make a compensation claim.
What is a surgeon's duty of care?
Surgeons providing neck lifts have a duty of care to ensure the safety and wellbeing of their patients - not only by managing potential risks during surgery, but also by keeping patients informed about how the procedure works, allowing them to provide informed consent.
If this duty is not upheld, the clinician becomes liable for any unnecessary harm that befalls their patients as a result of their negligent care. As such, the duty of care is considered essential for maintaining high standards within the medical profession.
If you feel that your surgeon has not fulfilled this duty of care when performing your facelift, you may be eligible to claim compensation.
How we can help you
If you have experienced a neck lift gone wrong and are seeking legal assistance, then the team at Cosmetic Surgery Solicitors is here to offer support.
We understand this area of the law inside out because our solicitors are dedicated exclusively to the field of cosmetic surgery negligence. This means our clients can rest assured that the process of claiming compensation will be as stress-free and efficient as possible, from start to finish.
We can also offer our clients a great chance of success - in fact, we have a 95% success rate in all of the cases we have taken on after obtaining medical evidence. A successful neck lift claim can help you get your life back on track, and leave behind the pain and suffering you have felt since your botched surgery.
We will support you throughout the entire cosmetic surgery claims process, from the initial free consultation to evidence collection and representation in court, if it is necessary.
Download our report Cosmetic Surgery: Knowing Your Rights if Something Goes Wrong to discover more about your legal rights.
What steps should I take if I suspect I have suffered complications due to a neck lift?
If you believe that you have suffered from complications following a neck lift, it is important to take the following steps:
- Seek medical attention: the first thing you should do is seek immediate medical help. Your health is the priority, and a medical professional can provide the necessary treatment for your symptoms.
- Document your injuries: take photographs of any visible issues and write down any symptoms or problems you are experiencing.
- Keep a record of expenses: make sure to keep a record of any additional costs you incur, including treatment costs, travel expenses, and loss of earnings.
- Obtain medical records: you have a legal right to request copies of your medical records, which could provide crucial evidence to support your claim.
- Consult with a solicitor: contact a specialist solicitor like Cosmetic Surgery Solicitors. We can provide advice tailored to your specific circumstances, and guide you through the process of making a compensation claim.
Remember, it is important to act as soon as possible when making a medical negligence claim due to the time limits set by the law.
How long do I have to file a compensation claim for a neck lift procedure?
In most cases, you have a period of three years from the date of the neck lift procedure to file a compensation claim. However, if the negligence was not apparent immediately after the surgery, the three-year period may start from the 'date of knowledge' - the date you realised that negligence was involved in your case. This date, set out by the UK's Limitation Act 1980, is often confirmed following a medical examination or diagnosis. However, it is crucial to contact a specialist solicitor as soon as possible to ensure your case can be thoroughly investigated and prepared.
What evidence do I need to support my neck lift compensation claim?
Collecting the right evidence is key in pursuing a successful neck lift compensation claim. Here is what you typically need:
- Medical records: your complete medical history, including records of your neck lift procedure, any related follow-up care, and any treatments or consultations related to complications from the surgery.
- Photographic evidence: pictures of your neck before and after the procedure, as well as photographs documenting the progression of any complications or injuries, can be powerful evidence.
- Financial documents: any receipts or invoices related to your neck lift procedure, as well as any subsequent related treatments. This can include costs for additional medical care, travel expenses for medical appointments, or lost wages if you've been unable to work due to your injuries.
- Expert medical opinion: a medical expert's report may be required to prove negligence. This report would detail the standard of care you should have received and how your treatment deviated from this standard.
- Personal testimony: a detailed account of your experience can be extremely valuable, including descriptions of physical pain and suffering, emotional trauma, and the impact on your daily life.
- Witness testimonies: statements from family members, friends, or colleagues who can attest to your condition before and after the surgery, and how it has affected your life.
Keep in mind, each case is unique and may require additional types of evidence. It is strongly advised to seek professional legal advice from a firm like Cosmetic Surgery Solicitors to guide you through the claims process.
How long does the neck lift compensation process usually take?
The duration of a compensation claim process can vary significantly and is influenced by numerous factors, such as the complexity of the case, the extent of your injuries, and the willingness of the other party to settle. As a general guide, less complex cases where liability is accepted early on could be resolved in around 12 to 18 months. More complex cases, particularly those that go to court, can take a number of years to resolve.
How much compensation can I expect to receive for complications related to a neck lift?
It is difficult to provide a specific figure without knowing the full details of your case. Compensation amounts can vary widely due to the individual nature of each case. Factors that influence the amount include the severity of the negligence, the extent of the physical and psychological damage, the impact on your quality of life, and any financial losses incurred such as medical costs and loss of earnings.
Compensation for pain and suffering related to cosmetic surgery negligence can range from a few thousand pounds for less serious cases, to tens of thousands or even more for severe and life-altering injuries.
To get an accurate estimate, consult with our expert cosmetic surgery compensation claims solicitors, and we will be able to assess your case in more detail. We offer a no-obligation consultation to discuss your situation and provide guidance on potential compensation amounts.
Can I claim for both physical and psychological damages related to a neck lift?
When pursuing a neck lift compensation claim, you are not only eligible to claim for the physical harm suffered as a result of negligent surgery but also for any psychological trauma you have experienced. This can include conditions like anxiety, depression, or loss of self-esteem caused by the botched procedure or the resulting physical injuries. The psychological impact of a negligent cosmetic procedure can be significant, and the law recognises this. It is important to note that such claims should be supported by relevant medical evidence, so consulting with a mental health professional is key in these instances.
Can I claim compensation for other related expenses such as corrective procedures, travel costs, and loss of earnings?
If you have had to undertake further medical procedures to correct the damage from a negligent neck lift, the cost of these procedures can form part of your claim. These are referred to as 'special damages' in a compensation claim. Additionally, you can also claim for travel costs incurred for medical appointments, and any loss of earnings if you have had to take time off work due to your injuries or to receive further treatment. It is crucial to keep all receipts, invoices, and any other forms of evidence to support these aspects of your claim.
How much does it cost to hire a solicitor for a neck lift compensation claim?
The fee we charge you for making a neck lift compensation claim totals a maximum of 30% of the damages recovered, which includes a success fee and unrecovered costs. Because of our no win no fee arrangement, you will not have to pay our fees if your case does not succeed.
If you are unsure whether you want to take the step to make your claim, simply call us today for a free, no-obligation consultation and we will advise you on the best course of action.
Get in touch
If you think your neck lift has gone wrong and you would like to find out if you can make a claim for compensation, get in touch with us today by calling 0808 189 7725, or request a callback by completing the contact form.