If a facelift injury has set you back, we'll help you move forward
If your life, or the life of a loved one, has been affected by a facelift injury, we can help. If your injuries were caused by the negligence of a doctor, nurse, midwife or other medical professional, you may be entitled to claim compensation.
You can make a compensation claim with the help and support of a specialist clinical negligence solicitor.
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Facelift cosmetic surgery procedures carry risks. Patients are made aware of these risks before surgery, but a patient accepting these certain risks does not absolve medical practitioners from all blame if something goes wrong.
You could potentially claim clinical negligence compensation if you suffer injury or psychological harm as the result of facelift surgery or the supporting treatment and care.
There may be grounds to make a compensation claim if decisions made by the staff involved in your surgery and care amount to medical negligence.
Can a private clinic be held liable for a cosmetic surgery injury?
Under the Health and Social Care Act 2008, all private cosmetic surgery clinics must be registered with the industry's Care Quality Commission. This Commission regulates clinics. They ensure clinic facilities meet their essential requirements of safety and quality.
Clinic inspections happen once a year. If failures in their essential requirements are found, fines can be imposed, or the clinic shut down.
If personal injury is caused by failures in areas relating to the above legislation, a private clinic can be held liable.
Do I qualify for facelift injury compensation?
You have the right to claim facelift injury compensation if the care you received did not meet the appropriate standard of care, and you were injured by this negligent treatment.
Use our injury claim calculator to find out if you can claim. Alternatively, you can speak to a claims advisor on 0800 376 1001 and find out if you have a claim in minutes.
How long do I have to make a facelift injury claim?
For a facelift injury claim, you usually have 3 years to make a claim from the date you became aware that the harm you suffered was caused by substandard treatment (date of knowledge).
Get an impartial opinion
To get impartial advice on whether you have a claim, speak to an injury claim expert on 0800 376 1001.
A brief phone consultation will tell you exactly where you stand. There is no obligation to start a claim.
How long do I have to start a claim?
If your injury is apparent immediately after medical treatment, you will have 3 years to start a claim.
It may be that the negligent procedure happened more than 3 years ago, but your injury was only diagnosed recently, within the last 3 years. If so, you may still be able to make a claim.
What if your injury was diagnosed months or years after treatment?
You may not be immediately aware of your injury. In some cases, months and even years can pass before symptoms appear.
The law allows you to make a medical negligence claim up to three years after the 'date of knowledge' (when you first learned of the injury).
It is recommended that you start a claim as soon as possible, as medical negligence cases can be complex. Starting your claim sooner will give your solicitor more time to gather medical evidence, assess the extent of your injury and to negotiate interim payments and your final compensation amount.
How much compensation can I claim for a facelift injury?
The amount of money you could claim for your injury will depend on:
- the seriousness of your injury, and
- any financial losses or costs you have incurred.
At the start of your claim, your solicitor will consider the many ways your injuries have affected your life. Your solicitor will take these considerations into account to calculate the correct compensation award.
Get an accurate compensation estimate (including for multiple injuries), confirm your legal position, and check if you have a No Win, No Fee claim.
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General damages are awarded for pain, suffering and loss of amenity (PSLA).
Awards for general damages are set by the Judicial College and published in their guidelines for personal injury awards.
Special damages is compensation for quantifiable financial losses you've incurred as a result of your facelift injury. Compensation can include lost earnings, bonuses and overtime, and any additional expenses directly related to your injury.
These damages will also cover any medical or treatment bills, such as corrective surgery, pain medication and psychological support.
Clinical negligence claims
Facelift injuries are usually categorised as clinical negligence. Click on the icon below for more information.
How we can help you with your medical negligence claim
Your solicitor will fight for the best possible compensation settlement for you, and the highly-experienced panel of solicitors have an excellent track record of winning medical negligence claims.
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About the author
Chris Salmon is a co-founder and Director of Quittance Legal Services. Chris has played key roles in the shaping and scaling of a number of legal services brands and is a regular commentator in the legal press.