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Laser Surgery Compensation Claims

Laser surgery may be used for numerous cosmetic and even medical purposes. Depending on the aim and the type of procedure a person opts for, the treatments involve using a high strength beam to heat the cells until they separate, which displays the same result as an incision. The laser skin resurfacing technique is a procedure to remove the outer layers of the skin on the face or body to allow new skin to grow.

Cosmetic Laser surgery is most commonly used to improve the appearance of:

  • Wrinkles
  • Used to tighten skin
  • Veins (such as varicose veins and rosacea treatment)
  • Skin (including pigment issues, acne scars etc.)
  • Excess hair
  • Removal of birthmarks and moles
  • Laser tattoo removal
  • Scarring
  • Burns/ blisters

These procedures are often performed relatively quickly or gradually over a period and are often carried out without the requirement of anaesthetic. Despite the benefits of it commonly being a straight forward practice, there is a possibility, as with all cosmetic procedures that things can go wrong.

Unfortunately, laser cosmetic treatments are underregulated, thus expectations of professional standards do often fall short. This can often leave one dealing with painful and sometimes permanent consequences.

A Negligence claim

It is the accountability of the surgeon to ensure that the patient is fully aware of the risks and side effects related to laser treatments and the care which is required after the surgery.

To bring a claim forward you must prove that the surgeon was negligent, and did not provide a sufficient amount of care that could reasonably be anticipated of a competent professional.

If you believe your surgeon has been negligent then you may be eligible to make a claim for compensation. Contact Grieves Solicitors today for expert legal advice on 0800 0747 644 or fill our online claim form if you believe you have suffered laser surgery negligence.

Consequences of Laser Surgery

As with most clinical procedures, there are always threats that something could go wrong. Although some risks linked to the procedure are unavoidable, there are matters that can arise due to negligence.

Common causes for negligence compensation claims regarding laser treatment include:

  • Scarring
  • Excessive swelling, redness or soreness
  • Blistering
  • Skin colour changes
  • Changes in skin texture
  • Rashes/ Itching
  • Inappropriate advice regarding likely outcome

Mistakes made by a cosmetic surgeon can sometimes leave victims facing permanent consequences and emotional suffering. Of course, the disappointment of negligent consequences are justified, thus carrying a compensation claim forward can allow you to begin rebuilding your life again, giving you the justice you deserve.

Get in touch

The claims process can be time consuming and a difficult procedure, which is why it is vital to use a team of experienced solicitors to guide you through your case.

If you have had to deal with any problems after your laser cosmetic surgery due to cosmetic surgery negligence, you can contact Grieves Solicitors on the freeline on 0800 0747 644 or fill out our quick and easy online claim form.