Brachioplasty Surgery Negligence Claims Solicitors
Have you, or someone close to you, undergone a brachioplasty that resulted in emotional financial or physical harm, which you suspect may have been caused as a result of receiving negligent care? You could be entitled to compensation.
Brachioplasty, a type of body reshaping surgery, involves altering the appearance of the arms by modifying their shape or reducing their size. It is typically carried out on patients whose upper arms have a significant quantity of loose or drooping skin.
Unfortunately, despite the undeniable (and growing) popularity of arm reduction surgery, mistakes can and do still happen. If you, or someone close to you, have experienced emotional or physical harm that was caused by the improper actions (or lack thereof) of your medical team during the treatment process, then the care that you received could be considered to be negligent.
Similarly, if mistakes made by your medical team led to an increased recovery time from your surgery and culminated in an additional loss of earnings over that period, you may also have a claim.
If this is the case, then seeking out expert legal advice is the essential first step towards getting the closure you need and seeking out financial compensation.
Why choose us?
At SDS Solicitors, our staff has a plethora of first-hand experience in working with, counselling, defending, and advocating for our clients - many of whom have regrettably had to deal with medical negligence and have filed successful arm reduction surgery negligence claims.
We understand that no amount of compensation can take away from the pain that arm reduction surgery can cause. With the right legal team at your side, seeking the compensation and the closure that you and your loved ones deserve is possible.
From our base in Manchester, we work with clients from all over England and Wales to assess whether they have a claim and to offer them support right through the claims process.
Call us at the number at the top of this page, or just fill out our contact form, and one of our knowledgeable staff members will help you to understand your next steps.
What is arm reduction surgery (brachioplasty)?
It's possible that, even after a big weight loss, your underarm skin is still loose. Exercise can improve the appearance of your upper arms, but it does little to address the issue of your superfluous underarm skin.
For this reason, many patients choose to undergo arm reduction surgery (brachioplasty).
Ideal brachioplasty candidates are individuals who are a few pounds under their desired weight. Additionally, ideal individuals have enough elasticity and loose skin to increase the success of the operation.
During the procedure, extra skin and fat from your upper arms that may form with aging or after weight loss are removed. Additionally, liposuction could be carried out during this process, but it is important that patients are made aware that arm lifts are not a suitable substitute for weight loss.
How is brachioplasty surgery negligence caused?
Patients typically have some minor pain and discomfort for a few weeks following their brachioplasty treatment, and it is also normal for an arm lift procedure to produce a scar that extends up the back of the upper arm.
However, there are certain crucial signs of incompetence during arm lift surgery that can occur if the Brachioplasty operation has not gone to plan, which include:
1. Damage to nerves and muscles
Arm numbness can be caused by injuries sustained by the arm's muscles and nerves. While it is possible that, during a regular procedure, similar damage may be sustained, it is often a sign of negligent treatment.
Similarly, nerve damage can also cause pain and, in some cases, paralysis or partial paralysis of the arm.
Infection is a risk associated with almost every type of surgery, and is something that your medical team should be prepared for at all times.
Not only is it the responsibility of your medical team to appropriately monitor you for signs of an infection during, or after your brachioplasty, but it is also vital that they take the correct steps to prevent such a possibility from occurring in the first place.
If you or someone close to you has experienced an infection after your brachioplasty, and you believe that this could have been caused by a lack of proper action on the part of your medical team, then you could have a claim for compensation.
To assess your case and find out if you have a valid negligence claim, get in touch with one of our experts today.
If post-surgery, one of your arms now looks different to the other, then this may also be a sign of negligent care.
While a perfect result cannot be guaranteed, a visible difference between arm size or shape brought on after the operation can create lasting psychological damage to the patient and may also be considered negligent.
The symptoms that may arise as a result of brachioplasty negligence will typically have much more long-term implications than the after effects of a normal arm reduction surgery.
Every single patient is entitled to a high standard of care from their medical team. Nobody should have to experience brachioplasty negligence.
If you, or someone close to you, believe that you have experienced harm as a direct result of negligent care received in the lead up to, during, or after your arm reduction surgery, there is help available.
At SDS, our team is dedicated to supporting victims of medical negligence through the process of making a claim. And we’ve been doing it for more than 20 years.
You can rely on us to handle your case with the least amount of disruption to your life since our attorneys will fight tooth and nail for you and relieve the stress associated with your arm lift claim.
Take advantage of our experience by filling out our contact form or calling us on the number at the top of this page for your free consultation.
Is scarring after brachioplasty medical negligence?
Prior to a surgery, it is the responsibility of your brachioplasty surgeon and medical team to ensure that you have been made fully aware of all of the risks associated with your surgery, and that you are mentally able to provide your consent.
One of the major risks involved in arm reduction surgery is significant long-term scarring.
If you have experienced this post-surgery but were not made aware of this possibility before signing your medical forms and providing your consent, then this could nullify your signature and would be considered negligent.
Similarly, if you did not give consent whatsoever to your surgery before it took place, this could also be considered negligent.
What are my next steps?
In order to ascertain whether you have a claim, how much you might be entitled to, and what your next course of action should be, you should seek out legal counsel from a solicitor who has experience with cases similar to yours.
At SDS Solicitors, our knowledgeable team has extensive experience helping victims of medical negligence get the just compensation they are due.
In addition to offering you the best legal counsel, if we establish that you may be entitled to compensation, we can also help you submit a claim.
To find out if you or a loved one may be eligible for compensation, contact us right away.
Established in Manchester in 1997, we are a leading specialist personal injury, accident and medical negligence law firm acting for victims of non-fault incidents, such as negligent cosmetic surgery.
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