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Hair Transplant Compensation Claims
What is a hair transplant?
Hair transplants are becoming an increasingly popular procedure with many choosing it to address hair thinning, alopecia or just hair loss from old age. Whatever the reason, it is vital to ensure you are fully aware of the risks that may arise. As it is a rather long and complicated procedure, hair transplants can be quite evasive and there is scope for several problems to occur.
There are two common hair transplant techniques:
- The strip harvesting technique: The strip harvesting method includes making an incision of hair follicles from a selected donor area. This is often from the back of the scalp but sometimes at the side. The follicles are then cautiously separated from each other and implanted where required by the patient.
- Follicular unit transplant: This method involved the individual hair follicles being removed and transplanted. The method by which the hair is transplanted is the same for both techniques.
A Negligence claim
It is the responsibility of the practice or the surgeon to ensure that the patient is fully aware of the risks and side effects associated with a hair transplant treatment and what is required both before and after the procedure. The failure to attain informed consent can be an additional type of cosmetic surgery negligence.
If you believe your surgeon has been negligent then you may be eligible to make a claim for compensation.
Poor hair transplants can have a serious impact on an individual’s appearance and thus their confidence. Taking into consideration the pain and cost related to such treatments, those who have fallen victim to carelessness should not have to suffer.
Some patients are so dissatisfied with the outcome that they require further treatment to correct the original procedure, meaning more trauma and costs. Which is why compensation can come in useful, the payment from the clinical negligence case can help victims access corrective surgery. To bring a compelling case forward it must be proven that the specialist was negligent, either before or during the procedure and that they did not provide sufficient medical care that could be reasonably anticipated of a competent clinical professional.
Consequences of Hair Transplant negligence
As with most surgical procedures, there are always risks that something could go wrong. Though some risks linked with the procedure are unavoidable, there are matters that can arise because of negligence. The hair transplant process is an evasive and complicated one, and there are many extents where negligence may cause lifelong consequences.
When it comes to an unsuccessful hair transplant treatment you can be left with several problems and injuries, common complications of hair transplant failure caused by negligence can include:
- Severe scarring around the donor area
- Inadequately implanted grafts
- Bald patches
- Swelling of the scalp and forehead
- Rashes/ Itching
- Loss of hair/ slow or poor hair growth
- Change in pigmentation of the skin
- Divots or bumps
- Trauma to the scalp
- Nerve damage/ loss of sensation/ Numbness
- Allergic reaction
- Inappropriate advice regarding likely outcome
Any mistakes made by the cosmetic surgeon can lead to permanent consequences and emotional anguish, preventing you from living your life as you once did. Bringing a compensation claim forward can allow you to begin rebuilding your life again, giving you justice and hope for the future.
If you have suffered due to a negligent hair transplant treatment then Grieves Solicitors can help you make a claim for compensation.
Bringing a claim forward can be a time consuming and a complicated process, hence why it is vital to use a team of experienced solicitors to be on your side and aid you through your case. Our team of expert clinical negligence solicitors will carry out all the challenging work for you whilst ensuring that you are fully informed throughout the legal process, which will leave you to focus on what really matters, you.
We will listen carefully to your experience as it will be the first step to determining whether you have a valid claim. You will need to show that the treatment you had received was negligent and that the negligence caused your injury or illness.
The next step if you decide to proceed with your claim would be to put together a compelling case proving the hair transplant catastrophe was caused by negligence. You can contact Grieves Solicitors today for free on 0800 0747 644 or fill our quick and easy online claim form if you believe you have suffered hair transplant failure due to clinical negligence.