Buttock Implant & Augmentation Negligence Claims
Buttock implant surgery is a medical procedure during which silicone implants are inserted into the patient's buttocks. As a form of plastic surgery, the operation is used to enhance the size and shape of the patient’s buttocks through the use of implants.
All medical professionals are required to abide by official procedures in order to prevent any errors from happening. Unfortunately, mistakes can and do still happen.
This can leave you with additional pain and distress you should not have to endure.
If you or someone close to you has experienced harm that could have been avoided because healthcare professionals failed to uphold their legal duty of care when carrying out the operation, causing the condition to worsen and cause further, avoidable damage, then this could be considered an example of negligence and you could have a claim.
Why choose us?
While buttock implantation surgery negligence does unfortunately happen, no one should have to experience the pain and discomfort it can cause.
Medical negligence is very serious, and those affected by this offense deserve at the very least to be appropriately compensated. While buttock implant negligence can severely affect an individual's life, some of the financial concerns can be eased with the help of a successful claim.
At SDS Solicitors, our experts have a wealth of first-hand experience consulting with and advocating for our clients from across England and Wales.
To find out how we can help you, whether you could have a claim and how much you may be entitled to, get in touch with one of our experts today by calling us via the number at the top of this page or simply filling out our contact form.
What is buttock implant surgery negligence?
Negligence from medical professionals can result in complications that are painful for a patient. This type of negligence occurs when a medical professional fails to provide a competent level of care before, during and after the surgery, as is their legal duty. Victims of buttock implant negligence may experience mental or physical harm after their surgery, with some possible complications having an impact on the patient’s life for years into the future. This can also include financial harm.
If a patient's recovery time is increased in some way because of the negligent care that they received, then they may experience a loss of earnings as they are unfit to work. This is particularly relevant for cases of buttock implant surgery negligence, as mistakes can make it impossible for patients to sit (and therefore work, or travel to the workplace, in most fields) for a considerable amount of time.
Nothing can undo or “make up for” the trauma that buttock implant negligence has on a patient and on their loved ones, but a successful claim can go a long way towards alleviating some of the financial burden associated with this type of negligence, enabling you to prioritize healing and offer you some peace of mind, financially.
Getting the right legal advisor who will advocate for you and your family is the most important part of making your claim. Contact one of our experts today by calling us on the number at the top of this page, or by simply filling out our contact form.
What constitutes buttock implant surgery negligence?
Buttock implant surgery mistakes occur when the operator or surgeon uses poor surgical techniques and protocols prior to, during and following the surgery.
Regrettably, this can lead to a whole plethora of unwanted symptoms, such as:
Buttock implantation negligence can cause a patient to suffer from hematoma (a pool of clotted blood in the body). This is caused by a broken blood vessel that was damaged in the surgery.
If left untreated, the blood clots can grow and cause your blood pressure to dip severely, enhancing your chances of developing health complications and even life threatening side effects, such as your body going into shock.
Seromas are an accumulation of clear fluid under the skin. They can form following a negligent buttock implantation surgery as dead space is created near the wound, where this clear fluid accumulates.
Looking like a large lump, it can cause great mental distress for a patient, and may even cause pain when pressure is applied to said lump. Whilst not being dangerous, a seroma can cause an individual unnecessary pain and discomfort.
Infections in your gluteal region following your butt augmentation surgery may occur as a result of medical negligence.
For example, if the medical practitioner failed to maintain a high standard of hygiene during or following the procedure, this could cause the operated area to become infected. It would be your surgeon's responsibility to ensure this does not happen.
4. Capsular Contracture
A common complication in any implant operation, capsular contracture, is where scar tissue surrounding the recently operated on area tightens and contracts, causing the buttocks to feel excruciatingly hard and tight. This may need to be re-operated in order to remove the hardened scar tissue.
5. Implant Shifting
Following your surgery, it is the medical staff's legal duty of care to inform you of all of the relevant information needed to help you deal with any discomfort following the surgery. They should also give you advice to help you focus on healing during your recovery period.
If they failed to do this then you may be unaware of the appropriate actions and methods to abide by to make a proper recovery. Even putting pressure on the operated area by sitting, or wearing tight pants could cause the recently inserted implants to shift.
Buttock implants are prone to shifting within the first 3 weeks of the surgery and sometimes even up to 3 months. It is your surgeon's legal duty of care to inform you of this prior to your surgery.
The longer that negligence from your buttock augmentation surgery goes undiagnosed and untreated, the more opportunities there are for unwanted complications to occur and deviate said condition.
Remember: you have the right to hold those responsible accountable.
Contact one of our experts today to learn about your next steps, including whether you have a claim and what you might be entitled to.
How do you determine if you have a claim?
Medical professionals owe a duty of care to their patients. Nobody should have to experience harm as a result of buttock implant negligence - harm that could have been avoided if their medical team had acted properly.
Seeking legal advice from a solicitor who has handled cases similar to yours puts you in the best position to understand what your next steps could be and help you through the process.
The right solicitor will help you to determine whether you have a claim, how much you may be entitled to, and what comes next.
Contact us right away to find out if you or someone close to you could be eligible for compensation.
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 Buttock Surgery 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 Cosmetic Surgery Compensation Claim is in safe hands.