Mole removal compensation claims
Have you suffered distress as a result of mole removal surgery gone wrong, and feel it could have been avoided? If so, you may be entitled to make a claim for compensation.
People choose to have moles removed to alter their appearance or address concerns about their health. As such, it can be highly distressing when the procedure is botched as a result of clinical negligence, as this can result in mole removal scars and lasting health consequences.
If you have opted for a cosmetic treatment that has gone wrong because of human negligence or incompetence, then the experts at Cosmetic Surgery Solicitors can help you to secure the compensation you deserve, allowing you to move ahead with your recovery and the rest of your life.
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HOW CAN MOLE REMOVAL SURGERY GO WRONG?
Thousands of mole removal treatments are successfully performed in the UK each year with no major complications. However, some patients do suffer as a result of negligent procedures, resulting in considerable distress.
Common complications that indicate errors have been made can include:
- damage to the patient’s skin pigment
- inappropriate scarring
- burns and blistering
ABOUT MOLE REMOVAL PROCEDURES
Moles are small coloured spots on the skin that can arise for genetic reasons, as well as due to age or sun exposure. They are common to most people and generally develop during the first 30 years of life; most are harmless, but people often visit their GPs to get moles that are new or that have changed examined to ensure they are not cancerous.
In recent years, there has been an increase in the number of people who wish to have them removed; this is partly due to their association with skin cancer, but is often for cosmetic purposes, as moles can have an effect on an individual’s self-confidence.
A number of procedures are used in the removal of moles, including:
- shave excision surgery, which involves planing down the mole until it is flat to the skin
- laser treatments, which use thermal energy to break down the mole
- cryotherapy, which uses liquid nitrogen to freeze the skin cells until they die
- ellipse excision surgery, which removes flat or potentially cancerous moles surgically, leaving a small scar
SURGEONS’ AND CLINICS’ DUTY OF CARE
Each of the different mole removal methods carry their own set of risks, so medical professionals have an important duty of care to protect the safety and wellbeing of their patients.
Surgeons and clinics are expected to adhere to a high standard of accountability to prevent the physical and psychological damage that a mole removal gone wrong can cause. They are required to manage and prevent any risks, while giving patients the information they need about possible complications to make an informed decision about their care.
If you feel that your surgeon has not fulfilled this duty of care and you have been subjected to clinical negligence as a result, you may be eligible to make a compensation claim.
HOW CAN WE HELP?
If you have been left injured and in distress as a result of mole removal surgery gone wrong, then you may have a case to make a claim for compensation.
Here at Cosmetic Surgery Solicitors, we fully understand how distressing negligent mole removal treatment can be for the patient, both physically and mentally. We were the first legal practice to be established in England and Wales solely dedicated to supporting victims of cosmetic surgery negligence, and have recovered more than £3 million in compensation for clients to date.
With a 95% success rate on all cases pursued after obtaining medical evidence, we know exactly what it takes to bring a claim that has the best possible chance of securing compensation; what’s more, we can promise a comprehensive, stress-free service that places the best interests of the claimant at the centre of everything that happens.