Rhinoplasty Surgery Negligence Claim Solicitors
Rhinoplasty surgery, also known as a “nose job”, is an increasingly popular cosmetic procedure where an individual's nose is operated on with the goal of changing either its shape or size. Despite being known mostly as a cosmetic surgery often performed to improve the patient's self-esteem, it has also been used for medical purposes, to help treat breathing problems and similar conditions in patients.
As with any surgery, rhinoplasty carries a certain number of associated risks, and mistakes can and do happen. If you have experienced avoidable harm, because your medical team did not follow the proper procedures during, in the lead up to or after your rhinoplasty surgery, then you could be entitled to compensation.
While it cannot ever make up for the trauma that rhinoplasty negligence inflicts on those affected, compensation can give you the financial security necessary to take your next steps.
To give yourself the best chance of successfully seeking out compensation, getting the right legal advice is essential.
Why choose SDS?
If you or anyone you know has experienced rhinoplasty negligence, then we could be the solicitors for you.
At SDS Solicitors, we specialise in medical negligence, accident, and personal injury. With over 20 years of medical negligence experience, we strive to help our clients achieve the best possible results advising, defending, and advocating for our clients, many of whom have unfortunately had to experience rhinoplasty negligence first-hand and have filed successful claims.
Although our headquarters are based in Manchester, England, we offer our services to clients all over England and Wales.
If you wish to seek help and claim for rhinoplasty negligence, get in touch with one of our experts by calling us via the number at the top of this page, or filling out our contact form.
What is rhinoplasty?
A rhinoplasty is an operation carried out to alter the shape or size of the patient’s nose. This may be for cosmetic or medical purposes.
There are two main methods that surgeons may use to carry out a rhinoplasty. During an open rhinoplasty, an incision is made between the nostrils, whereas a closed rhinoplasty involves a series of smaller incisions being made inside the nostrils.
Because of the intricate nature of the surgery, it is vital that the medical team responsible follow the correct procedures.
What is rhinoplasty negligence?
Like any medical procedure, negligence can and does occur prior to, during and after a rhinoplasty. Rhinoplasty negligence is where the usual, high standard of rhinoplasty practice is not carried out in line with the appropriate protocol and/or ethics. This can cause physical and psychological damage to a patient, subsequently having a knock on effect on their livelihood.
The medical professionals involved in the performance of the surgery are then liable for any damage they have caused their patient.
We understand the turmoil rhinoplasty negligence can cause. This can be for a variety of reasons, not least of which being that the effects of rhinoplasty negligence can be extremely visible on the face.
If you or anyone close to you has suffered physically, emotionally, psychologically or financially after experiencing a complication with your surgery, and if this complication could have been avoided if the medical team responsible for your rhinoplasty surgery had followed the proper procedure, then you could have a claim.
To find out for sure, get in touch with one of our experts via the number at the top of our page, or simply fill out our contact form.
How is rhinoplasty negligence caused?
If you have been left traumatised in some way by rhinoplasty negligence, you should seek compensation as soon as possible.
In order to claim compensation for rhinoplasty negligence the guilt of any parties involved in the surgery must be proven. If you have received an injury as a result of your rhinoplasty, the medical professionals involved in the surgery will be found responsible in the event they failed their legal duty of care they have with their patient.
Common reasons for rhinoplasty compensation can include any damage to the nose, excessive bruising, infection and breathing problems. One or multiple of these circumstances may emerge. Negligence cannot always be proved in these circumstances if the medical team involved in the surgery have, to the best of their abilities, fulfilled the legal duty of care required for each of their patients. Another common cause of rhinoplasty negligence is where the surgeon failed to properly ascertain the patient’s consent prior to the operation.
The patient should have signed a document stating that they are aware of the procedure they will undertake and are aware of the risks.
If you have not signed a document prior to your surgery, you should seek compensation immediately.
If your medical team followed the correct procedure but you still experienced harm as a result of surgery, then this may not be considered as negligence as the harm inflicted upon you was outside of their control.
My Doctor did not fully inform me of the risks of rhinoplasty surgery prior to the surgery taking place. Am I entitled to a claim?
Usually taken under general anaesthetic, rhinoplasty surgery can completely alter the angle, shape and size of someone's nose. So when mistakes happen during treatment, the effects can be extremely noticeable and have a huge impact on the patient’s life.
Despite the popularity of rhinoplasty surgery, instances of patients receiving negligent care can and do still occur. That is why it is so important that patients undergoing surgery are fully informed beforehand of the various risks associated with rhinoplasties.
Prior to your rhinoplasty surgery your surgeon should have got you to sign a written agreement stating that you have been given all the relative information needed surrounding the surgery, including the potential risks involved. This agreement needs to be signed to show that, in the eyes of the law, you have been informed of all the important information surrounding your rhinoplasty surgery.
If you were not made to sign an agreement, or you can prove that you were not of sound mind while being informed of the risks involved in rhinoplasty, then you could be entitled to compensation. To find out what next steps to take, SDS solicitors have you covered.
To discover what your next steps could be and get the closure you deserve, contact us through the number found at the top of this page or by filling out our contact form. From here, one of our rhinoplasty negligence experts will get in touch with you to offer advice and you help get the justice you deserve.
After my Rhinoplasty my nose was left permanently damaged. Can I make a claim?
Following your rhinoplasty surgery, was your nose left permanently damaged?
If this is the case for you or anyone you know we offer our deepest condolences and, although we cannot repair the damage and trauma inflicted on you, we can help in offering you the best advice and services to make your claim.
Negligent rhinoplasty can also result in infection and even breathing problems. If something like this has happened to you, then you are not alone and are not without help.
At SDS Solicitors, we offer the needed assistance in claiming compensation for such negligence.
However, it should be noted that injuries sustained in surgery may only be considered negligent if they were caused because the medical team did not carry out the procedure correctly.
On the other hand, if the appropriate actions were taken and the damage occurred due to unforeseen circumstances, then unfortunately this will not be seen as negligent and you most likely will not have a claim.
If you suspect that you may have experienced rhinoplasty negligence, then there is help available. To give yourself the best chance of claiming the compensation you deserve, seeking out legal advice is essential.
At SDS solicitors, our expert team have years worth of combined experience handling similar cases to yours. We understand that no amount of compensation can make up for the trauma you have experienced. However, a successful claim may alleviate some of the financial burden, leaving you free to begin your next steps. To find out whether you have a claim and what you could be entitled to, get in touch with us at the number at the top of this page or by filling out our contact form.
How do you determine whether you have a claim?
In both medical and cosmetic surgery, the medical team owes a duty of care to you, as their patient. Nobody should have to suffer through harm that could have been avoided if their rhinoplasty surgeon and medical team had acted properly.
If you have experienced avoidable harm, then the next step is to seek legal advice from a solicitor with experience in dealing with similar cases before. This will put you in the best position when making a claim against rhinoplasty negligence. The right solicitor will first determine whether you could have a claim, then take you through your next steps and help you through the process.
At SDS, we operate on a no win, no fee basis, so if you don't win, you won'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 rhinoplasty 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 Rhinoplasty 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 Rhinoplasty Injury Compensation Claim is in safe hands.