Liposuction Surgery Negligence Claim Solicitors
Liposuction, sometimes referred to simply as “lipo”, is one of the most popular cosmetic surgeries in the UK. As a method of surgery used to remove unwanted body fat in an individual, the procedure involves sucking out small areas of fat that are difficult to lose through exercise and a healthy diet alone.
Unfortunately, despite the popularity of liposuction surgery, mistakes can and do still occur. After all, every surgery carries with it the risk of complications. But when harm is caused to a patient because of the improper actions or lack of appropriate action by the medical team involved, then there is a possibility that injuries were caused by medical negligence.
Even though liposuction is used as a cosmetic procedure, patients still deserve the highest level of care from their medical team. If you believe that you have experienced liposuction negligence, we want you to know that you are not alone.
At SDS solicitors, our team of experts have decades’ worth of experience in handling cases of liposuction negligence. To give yourself the best chance of making a successful claim, getting the right legal and counsel is vital to your case.
Why choose SDS?
At SDS Solicitors, our law firm specialises in helping victims of medical negligence, including liposuction negligence claims, get the compensation you deserve.
And we’ve been doing it since 1997. In fact, at SDS Solicitors we have an entire portfolio of first-hand experience in making successful compensation claims for clients with cases just like yours.
Although we are based in Manchester, we work with clients across England and Wales with the goal of getting you justice. Our specialists will guide and advise you on the appropriate next steps to take in your claims case.
If you believe that you are a victim of liposuction negligence, then you could be eligible for a claim and be entitled to a sum of money. To get in touch with our liposuction negligence experts, contact the number found at the top of our web page. Alternatively, you could fill out the contact form and one of our specialists will get in touch to discuss your potential case.
What does liposuction involve?
Liposuction is carried out where fat deposits tend to collect. These areas tend to include the hips, thighs, buttocks and tummy.
The primary function of liposuction surgery is to alter the shape of the patient’s body. The results can be long-lasting, provided that a healthy weight is maintained following the procedure.
Although an epidural anaesthetic may be used for liposuction on lower body areas, general anaesthesia is typically required for liposuction.
The area of your body where fat is to be removed would be marked by the surgeon. Then they would inject this area with a mixture of anaesthetic and medication to lessen any bleeding, bruising, or swelling. Using high-frequency vibrations, a mild laser pulse, or a high-pressure water jet to disintegrate the fat cells, the surgeon will make a tiny cut, then insert a suction tube from a vacuum machine to release the fat and vacuum it out.
Although liposuction is most commonly referred to as a cosmetic surgery to improve your aesthetic presence, liposuction can also be performed as a treatment for certain health conditions, such as lymphedema and lipedema.
What is liposuction negligence?
Like any medical procedure, negligence can occur either leading up to, during or after liposuction surgery.
Medical treatment might be considered negligent if the procedure is not carried out to the standard set out by the medical board. This can cause a multitude of mental, physical, emotional or psychological effects on a patient’s life and the lives of those around them.
The surgeon and any other medical professionals involved in the performance of the liposuction surgery could be held liable for any damage or distress they have caused their patient.
How does liposuction negligence occur?
If a liposuction surgeon does not fully meet their obligations in their duty of care, or fails to make the patient aware of the medical risks potentially involved in liposuction surgery, and harm is done to the patient as a result, the medical staff could be held responsible.
Although every case is unique, some signs that mistakes may have been made include:
- lumpy and uneven skin
- bleeding through the skin (haematoma)
- pulmonary blood clot (pulmonary embolism)
- internal organ damage caused by the operation
- alterations in the colour of the treated area's skin
- a build-up of fluid in the lungs (pulmonary oedema)
If you believe that these symptoms were caused by negligent care, then you could have experienced liposuction negligence and you may be entitled to compensation.
To find out what your next steps should be and get the closure you rightly deserve, get in touch with one of our experts today.
While no amount of compensation can make up for the pain that liposuction negligence can cause, with the right legal team at your side, you can get the financial compensation necessary for you to begin to move forward.
I got an infection following my liposuction surgery, can I make a claim?
Liposuction treatment negligence can unfortunately result in the patient contracting an infection or severe scarring. Both can have a major physiological and psychological impact on the patient.
If you suffer from infection as a result of liposuction treatment, you may be entitled to compensation, but it is also important to note that this will only be perceived as negligence if prior, during or after any part of your liposuction surgery, including the post-operative care, your surgeon was negligent and caused the infection and/or scarring as a result.
If this is the case, medical records can be used as evidence to support your claim.
This trauma should not be experienced by anyone and although we cannot fix it, at SDS Solicitors, our team of liposuction negligence experts can aid in your fight for justice by helping to see if you have a claim and supporting you through the process.
For further information, contact one of our medical negligence experts by filling out our contact form or contacting us through the number found above at the top of our page. A member of our team will get back to you to advise you on whether or not you have a claim and what your next steps should be.
Have you received scarring as a result of liposuction negligence? You may be entitled to a claim.
If you believe that the scarring you have experienced after your liposuction surgery was caused by negligent care from the team of healthcare professionals responsible for your surgery, then you could be entitled to compensation.
There are two types of scarring that can come as a natural result of liposuction surgery.
Tissue beneath the skin is often scarred following liposuction by the tube used to perform the liposuction procedure. The other type of scarring is external scarring on the wound caused by the incision for the surgery. However, scarring should usually vanish within 12- 18 months of your surgery taking place.
We understand that severe scarring like this can affect your day to day life, ruin your self-esteem and even, in some cases, limit your mobility. Because of this, if the liposuction surgery was negligent – whether because the wound was not cared for appropriately during your aftercare, or because the procedure itself was not followed correctly - then you could be eligible for a compensation claim for liposuction negligence.
To make a claim for liposuction negligence, you may be required to be able to prove this by photographing the scarring regularly. This will demonstrate how the wound has developed over the period where the scarring should be healing, which is 12-18 months.
To put your best possible step forward in your compensation claim, get in touch with one of our specialists by using the contact number found at the top of our web page or filling out the contact form. One of our liposuction negligence experts will get back to you as soon as possible.
How will you determine whether I have a liposuction claim?
Like any other medical operation, liposuction surgeons are required to demonstrate a duty of care to all of their patients.
Do you feel like your surgeon did not meet their lawful requirements?
Nobody should have to suffer with trauma from a surgery they thought would improve their quality of life, especially not trauma that could have been avoided if your medical team had acted properly.
The next step is to seek legal advice from us. SDS Solicitors have handled cases similar to yours, winning many compensation claims for our clients. We can put you in the best possible position to take the next steps in your claims process.
At SDS solicitors, we operate on a no win no fee basis, meaning, that if you don’t win your claim, you don’t have to pay. Please contact us immediately to find out if you or anyone close to you could be eligible for a claim against liposuction negligence.
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 at Sheldon Davidson Solicitors can support you throughout a Liposuction Injury Claim 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 Manchester you can be confident that your Liposuction Injury Compensation Claim is in safe hands.