Eyelid surgery, better known as blepharoplasty in medical circles, is one of the most common cosmetic surgery procedures currently undertaken in the UK.
Claiming compensation for eyelid surgery that has gone wrong
While most eyelid surgery passes off without any problems arising, we do unfortunately receive a steady stream of enquiries from people who have not been so lucky. When this occurs, callers to our free legal helpline want to know how they can go about claiming compensation for eyelid surgery that has gone wrong.
Not all unsatisfactory outcomes give rise to a compensation claim however. In order to bring a legal case we have to prove that there has been negligence on the part of the medical practitioner, the hospital or the clinic. In other words we have to show that they were at fault and that the problems you have encountered are not part of the inherent informed risks associated with this type of procedure.
It is normal to experience a degree of pain after undergoing eyelid surgery. Your eyes are likely to be bruised and swollen, but the discomfort should soon pass as your body recovers. It is only if symptoms persist that concerns about cosmetic surgery negligence begin to arise.
Signs of cosmetic surgery negligence
Because we specialise in cosmetic surgery negligence claims we are familiar with the problems patients encounter and can usually identify whether negligence is a possible cause.
When we are claiming compensation for eyelid surgery that has gone wrong we look out for abnormal signs post-surgery. This includes cases where infection has set in, where the patient’s eyesight is affected or they have difficulty closing their eyes.
We also look at the cosmetic appearance of the surgery and whether poor surgical technique has produced a ‘botched’ result. Droopy lower eyelids are a common outcome of failed surgery for example. Sometimes the appearance is so unsatisfactory that it is necessary for the patient to undergo a second operation to improve the situation. This is known as revision surgery.
Another aspect of your medical treatment is whether the surgeon, hospital or clinic made you fully aware of what would happen, the risks involved and the likely outcome. If they fail to do so then you may be able to seek compensation on the basis that you did not give what is known as ‘informed consent’.
What can I claim for?
When making a claim we will ensure you receive all the compensation you are entitled to. This not only includes compensation for the physical ‘pain and suffering’ you have endured, but also your financial losses such as medical expenses and lost earnings. Compensation can additionally be recovered for psychiatric injury, which is particularly common in cosmetic negligence cases, especially where the procedure has been carried out to improve the patient’s appearance, leading to a loss of confidence and self-esteem.
How we can help you with claiming compensation for eyelid surgery that has gone wrong
We deal with eyelid surgery and blepharoplasty claims on a no win, no fee basis. You can read a case study of a successful no win, no fee eyelid case that we conducted here. To find out if your claim qualifies for no win, no fee funding just contact our free legal helpline.
Free legal helpline
For an assessment of your eyelid surgery claim call our free legal helpline on 0808 139 1592. Alternatively, simply send brief details of your case by email to firstname.lastname@example.org and we will get straight back to you.