Rhinoplasty compensation claims
If you have undergone rhinoplasty (also known as nose reshaping surgery or a nose job) and you experienced complications that you believe were caused by a negligent clinic or surgeon, you may be able to make a claim for compensation.
At Cosmetic Surgery Solicitors, our highly experienced legal team have the expertise you will need to secure a fair rhinoplasty compensation settlement, giving you the best possible chance of rebuilding your life after botched surgery.
Our team specialise in cosmetic surgery claims, with more than 15 years of experience in dealing with cases of this nature. This means we fully understand what you are going through, and can provide expert advice and support throughout the claims process.
We work on a no win, no fee basis, with a 95% success rate in all cases we continue to pursue having obtained medical evidence. As such, you can place your full trust in us to make the rhinoplasty claims process as smooth and stress-free as possible for you.
How long will the rhinoplasty claims process take?
Because the circumstances of every rhinoplasty claim are unique, the length of the claims process will vary according to the specific details of your case.
By getting in touch with Cosmetic Surgery Solicitors, you will be assigned a dedicated solicitor who will assess your case in detail, before providing you with a comprehensive plan of all the steps involved.
At every stage of the process, they will be available to provide regular updates and offer advice, guidance and answers to any questions you might have.
Learn more about the full claims process here.
What are the signs that my nose job has gone wrong?
Many people choose to undergo rhinoplasty surgery to change a part of their appearance that they are unhappy with. As such, when nose jobs go wrong, you may end up being left in a worse position than before the operation.
After this recovery period has passed, however, there may well be indications that your nose job has gone wrong. Some examples of surgical malpractice include:
- Nasal collapse where the bridge of the nose, or columella, caves inwards
- Saddle deformity above the tip of the nose (also known as supra-tip hollowing)
- Asymmetrical nostrils or a pinched appearance caused by removing too much tissue
- Deviation of nose or tip
- The results of the procedure look different to what was expected
The above physical effects can trigger a negative emotional response, which can lead to:
- Feeling disappointed that the surgery failed to achieve the effect the patient desired
- Depression as a result of unsuccessful surgery
Read our guide on what to expect during a rhinoplasty procedure.
The duty of care for clinics & surgeons
Surgeons who carry out rhinoplasty procedures have a duty of care to ensure their patients’ safety and wellbeing. It is important that they are held accountable to this duty, as when nose jobs go wrong they can cause long-lasting physical and psychological damage to the patient.
Clinics and surgeons are not only responsible for avoiding negative outcomes that can be reasonably prevented, but also for telling you about the complications that cannot be prevented. If your clinic or surgeon has not fulfilled this duty of care, you may be eligible to claim rhinoplasty compensation.
Why Choose Cosmetic Surgery Solicitors for your rhinoplasty compensation claim?
Cosmetic Surgery Solicitors was founded in 2005 as the first legal practice in England and Wales to focus solely on cosmetic surgery and beauty treatment negligence. Our knowledge and experience in dealing with cases of this kind is highly specialised, and we have helped countless people secure the rhinoplasty compensation they deserve.
With a rating of ‘excellent’ on TrustPilot, we have been shown to deliver our legal services in a way that is sensitive and successful. To date, we have secured more than £10 million in compensation for our clients after obtaining medical evidence, and since we work on a no win, no fee basis, there is no financial risk involved with making a rhinoplasty claim with us.
Led by respected legal expert Michael Saul, our team at Cosmetic Surgery Solicitors are perfectly placed to help you recover the financial reward you deserve, allowing you and your family to move on with your lives.
Read our testimonials from previous clients to find out more about how we can help.
How can we help with your rhinoplasty claim?
If a cosmetic surgeon was negligent during your rhinoplasty procedure, you can make a claim for a financial award. This compensation can include damages for any physical and psychological injury you have endured, as well as covering the cost of any restorative surgery you might need.
Cosmetic Surgery Solicitors will provide you with thorough and professional guidance on the best approach to making a rhinoplasty claim, talking you through each step of the often complex legal process. Regulations surrounding the cosmetic surgery industry are very inconsistent, which makes it hard for patients to understand their legal position or where to turn for help, unless they seek advice from a team of solicitors with specialist expertise in this area.
By contacting us, our expert team will take the time to understand the impact your negligent nose surgery has had on your life and build the strongest possible case for you.
Find out more about your legal rights in our report: Cosmetic Surgery: Knowing Your Rights if Something Goes Wrong.
Frequently asked questions about rhinoplasty compensation claims
What are the common reasons for filing a compensation claim related to rhinoplasty?
Filing a compensation claim related to rhinoplasty usually stems from dissatisfaction with the surgical outcome or complications that might have arisen post-surgery. Here are some of the most common reasons:
- Negligent surgical procedure: if the surgeon made a significant error during surgery, such as damaging the nasal structure, leading to physical discomfort or disfigurement, a claim can be made.
- Inadequate post-operative care: surgeons and medical staff are obligated to provide appropriate aftercare. Failure to do so, leading to complications, could be a reason for a claim.
- Informed consent: patients must be adequately informed about the risks and potential complications of rhinoplasty. If you weren't appropriately informed about the potential risks, it could be a basis for a claim.
- Unexpected outcomes: if the results of the surgery are substantially different from what you were led to expect, you may be eligible to claim compensation.
- Severe or unexpected complications: although all surgeries carry risk, if complications are severe, long-lasting, or unexpected (like infection, breathing difficulties, or loss of sense of smell), you may have grounds for a claim.
How long do I have to file a compensation claim for rhinoplasty?
The exact time limit can depend on the jurisdiction. However, in the UK, you generally have three years from the date of the surgery or from when you first realised you suffered an injury (the date of knowledge) to make a compensation claim. If the claimant is under 18, the three-year limit begins from their 18th birthday.
What evidence do I need to support my rhinoplasty compensation claim?
To ensure a successful rhinoplasty compensation claim, it's vital to provide comprehensive evidence that substantiates your case.
- Medical records: these can include records of pre-surgical consultations, your operative report, post-surgical care, and any complications encountered.
- Photographic evidence: pre-operative and post-operative photographs can illustrate the issues arising from the surgery.
- Expert medical opinion: an opinion from an independent medical expert confirming that the standard of care fell below that expected of a reasonably competent surgeon in the same field. This expert medical professional could also provide an opinion about the link between the negligent care and your injury or loss.
- Records of financial loss: if the surgery led to a financial loss (like loss of earnings or paying for corrective surgery), you should keep records of these expenses.
How much compensation could I get?
Compensation for medical negligence cases, including rhinoplasty claims, can vary greatly depending on the severity of the injury, the impact of personal injury on the claimant's life, and the costs of any further treatment required. It's challenging to provide a definitive number without understanding the specifics of a case. Generally, compensation includes two types of damages: general damages (for pain, suffering and loss of amenity) and special damages (for financial losses you've incurred or will incur in the future, such as lost earnings or medical expenses).
Contact us today
If you have had a rhinoplasty gone wrong, contact Cosmetic Surgery Solicitors today. To speak to one of experts about whether you can make a successful claim, for nose job compensation, call 0808 231 3665 or request a callback by completing the contact form.