Breast Surgery Negligence Compensation Claims Solicitors
For many women, breast augmentation surgery can increase their confidence and self-esteem. But when mistakes happen, the woman may experience extreme distress - both physical and psychological, and their confidence may also suffer greatly.
Breast augmentation is the procedure commonly referred to as a "boob job" or "breast enlargement" where implants are placed on the patient’s breasts to modify, enlarge, or even-out the breasts' size and form.
As with any surgery, there are a certain number of risks associated with breast augmentation. That’s why there are standard procedures put in place for every type of surgery; to minimise any damage the surgery may cause.
However, when harm which could have been avoided (had the medical professionals followed the correct procedures and acted accordingly) is inflicted on a patient, then this may be considered to be negligent.
If you, or someone close to you, have experienced avoidable harm prior to, during or after breast enlargement surgery, then you could be entitled to compensation. To find out for sure, you must get in touch with an experienced, expert solicitor as soon as possible.
Why choose SDS?
At Sheldon Davidson Solicitors, our expert team has decade’s worth of combined experience.
Since 1997, we have been fighting for the rights of our clients because we are aware of how upsetting this kind of negligence can be. That’s why we operate on a No Win No Fee basis and why we make it our mission to get the best possible results for our clients.
Despite being based in Manchester, we help breast augmentation negligence victims from throughout England and Wales to claim for the compensation they rightly deserve.
If you think that you or someone close to you have received substandard care, and have experienced unnecessary harm as a result, then you could have a claim.
Call us for free using the number at the top of this page to find out for sure or use our online contact form. A member of our breast enlargement surgery negligence team will get back to you as soon as they can.
What are the causes of breast enlargement surgery negligence?
Implants are available in two varieties: silicone and saline.
The most common type of implant used in the UK is silicone. They are less prone to wrinkles and have a more natural appearance. The liquid silicone can, however, spread to other parts of your body causing lumps, scar tissue and discomfort.
Over time, saline implants are more likely to fold, rupture, or fall out. If they do collapse or rupture, the saline will be absorbed safely by your body.
You and your surgeon should discuss the benefits and drawbacks of each type of breast implant, as well as the size, shape, and location of your implants (behind the breast or behind the breast muscle).
Common examples of instances where patients have experienced breast surgery negligence, and have been able to claim compensation as a result, include:
Checking your medical history
When going into a surgery, you put a great deal of trust in your healthcare team - from consultants and surgeons to nurses and healthcare assistants.
In turn, the medical team handling your surgery (including prep and aftercare) have many responsibilities that they must fulfil.
One of the first things your team should do is carry out a thorough examination of your medical history to make sure there are no pre-existing conditions that would make you unsuitable for breast enlargement surgery.
For example, those with underlying conditions that weaken the patient's immune system would typically have a much harder time healing from such an invasive surgery, hence the surgery may be deemed too great of a risk.
While not being able to get the surgery you want can be difficult, your health should always come first. So, if you were allowed to undergo breast augmentation despite having a condition that should have disqualified you - or, if your medical team failed to examine your history, leading to you experiencing some form of mental, physical, financial or emotional anguish as a result, you could have a claim.
At SDS, we believe in transparency. That's why we have made it our business to help women that have suffered from breast augmentation negligence get the compensation they deserve.
Wondering if you could have a breast surgery compensation claim? Get in touch with us for your free consultation today.
Complications during the surgery
Breast augmentations are extremely invasive cosmetic procedures with a wide range of risks and potential complications. One of the main concerns for medical professionals during, prior to and after your surgery should be ruptures or deflation to the implant.
Damage caused by surgical instruments, during biopsies or fluid drainage, over or under filling of saline breast implants, and excessive handling during surgery can all lead to a potential deflation or rupture of the implant.
Ruptures can cause very serious complications for the patient, some of which can impact your life for many years to come. For example, breast pain or changes in the contour or shape of the breast can result from ruptured silicone breast implants.
Because silicone tends to remain trapped in the surrounding tissue, a silicone breast rupture may go unnoticed. This is referred to as a silent rupture.
However, it is possible for the tissue to become irritated and swollen, possibly leading to the formation of scar tissue in this area, which can result in further breast problems such as:
- Breast lumps or hardening of the breast
- Pains, aches, or swelling
- Size or shape changes
If you, or someone close to you, have experienced a rupture (after or during your breast augmentation) that you believe could have been avoided if medical professionals had taken the right precautions throughout your treatment, then you could be entitled to compensation.
To find out if you do have a claim, how much you could be entitled to and what comes next, contact our expert team today and get the closure you deserve.
Lack of Consent
While most instances of breast enlargement surgery negligence arise when avoidable harm is caused by medical professionals not following the correct procedures, this is not always the case.
For example, if you experienced any complications (whether unavoidable or unavoidable) during, prior to or after your breast augmentation, but you were not properly informed about the potential surgery risks beforehand, then you could have a claim.
Despite consistently being the UK's most popular form of cosmetic surgery, breast augmentations come with a wide array of associated risks that can happen because of negligent care or may be simply unavoidable. In order to properly consent to the procedure, you should have been given plenty of information around the potential risks of surgery before the procedure took place.
Consent must always be fully informed.
So, if you were not given prior warning, or were not of sound mind when giving your consent, then this cannot legally be considered consent. As a result, the surgery, and any harm that may have arisen as a result of it, is considered negligent.
Bodily autonomy is essential. In fact, one of the main reasons why women choose to undergo a breast augmentation is to increase their confidence.
So, when negligence happens, it can leave you feeling self-conscious and even isolated.
But you are not alone.
We understand that no amount of compensation can "make up" for the psychological and physical turmoil that this kind of medical negligence inflicts on your life, and the lives of those around you. Breast augmentation negligence is never acceptable.
But with the right legal team in your corner, you can make a claim to remove some of the financial burden, giving you the freedom to focus on the most important thing - moving forward at a pace that suits you. At SDS Solicitors, we can help you get there.
Do I have a claim?
Every case of breast augmentation negligence is different, and the degree of physical, mental, and financial suffering you may have had as a result will be particular to you.
As a result, there is no set amount of compensation for successful negligence lawsuits involving breast enlargement surgery. Instead, every claim must consider the full scope of the harm that has been done.
It is crucial that victims of negligent breast augmentation surgery seek out the best legal counsel for their case.
You may be eligible to file a claim if you or a loved one suffered avoidable harm as a result of inappropriate care (or lack thereof) on the part of medical professionals before, during, or following your breast enlargement surgery.
The only way to be certain is to speak with a lawyer who has expertise with cases just like yours.
At SDS Solicitors, we are aware of the severe harm that breast augmentation negligence can cause to the people who are affected, and over the years we have assisted countless clients in similar situations with making a claim.
To find out if you have a claim, how much you might be entitled to, and what to do next, get in touch with us right away for your free consultation.
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.
Our Medical Negligence Solicitors, act regularly for clients across Greater Manchester including Ashton, Bury, Bolton, Radcliffe, Prestwich, Middleton, Failsworth, Rochdale, Oldham and Whitefield.
The team of Breast Augmentation Injury Claims Solicitors at Sheldon Davidson Solicitors can support your needs wherever you live in Northern Ireland or England and Wales.
We specialise in no win no fee injury claims, which means if you don't win, you won't have to pay.
Call us for free now using the number at the top of the page or complete the online contact form and a member of our team will get back to you.
Sheldon Davidson Solicitors are a Lexcel accredited personal injury law firm. The Lexcel standard is only awarded by the Law Society to firms who meet the highest standards of practice management and customer service.
With Sheldon Davidson Solicitors in Whitefield, Manchester you can be confident that your Breast Surgery Compensation Claim is in safe hands.