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Q&A – Cosmetic Surgery Injuries

By August 29, 2023 No Comments
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What are cosmetic surgery injuries?

Cosmetic surgery injuries refer to any harm, damage, or negative outcomes that occur as a result of a cosmetic procedure; elective medical treatments performed to enhance a person’s appearance. Examples of common cosmetic procedures include facelifts, liposuction, Botox injections, breast augmentation, or laser treatments for skin issues.

Who can claim for a cosmetic surgery injury?

Generally speaking, anyone who believes they have suffered physically, emotionally, or financially as a result of a cosmetic procedure can explore the possibility of making a claim.

Potential claimants may include patients who directly underwent a cosmetic procedure and suffered harm, family members of individuals who suffered serious harm or death due to a cosmetic procedure, or legal representatives (such as parents, guardians, or attorneys) if the individual is unable to make a claim themselves.

How long do you have to make a cosmetic surgery injury claim?

The general statute of limitations for personal injury claims, including cosmetic surgery injury claims, is two years from the date on which the injury or harm occurred, or from the date on which the injury was discovered. This means that you usually have a two-year window to initiate legal proceedings from the time you became aware of the injury or harm caused by the cosmetic procedure.

However, it is important to note that there can be exceptions to this timeframe, and the specific circumstances of your case may influence the timeline for making a claim.

Contact a Solicitor

It’s worth noting that not all cosmetic procedures result in injury, and many procedures are performed safely and successfully by qualified professionals.

However, when adverse outcomes occur, individuals may choose to consult legal professionals to determine whether they have grounds for a cosmetic injury claim, especially if negligence, inadequate informed consent, or substandard medical practices are involved.

*In contentious business, a solicitor may not calculate fees or other charges as a percentage or proportion of any award or settlement.*

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