Plastic surgery compensation

Medical negligence or malpractice claims resulting from plastic surgeries are not uncommon today as many people seek this type of treatments due to cosmetic or practical reasons. If you sustained injuries due to malpractice while getting plastic surgery, you may claim compensation depending on the circumstances. Plastic surgery negligence claims are usually lodged because of a surgical error or malpractice during post-surgery treatment and care. Conditions like extreme scarring, infections, disturbances in skin pigmentation and bruises that do not heal can occur due to plastic surgery practices like breast augmentation, rhinoplasty, eyelid surgeries, liposuction, face and brow lifts and skin peels and lead patients to claim compensation for their losses.


Can you claim compensation for plastic surgery malpractice?

You may claim compensation if you sustained physical or mental injuries due to plastic surgery negligence or malpractice. To be entitled to lodge a claim for plastic surgery malpractice, you should be able to establish the causation between your injury and the responsible health care provider’s negligent act during or after the surgery. Your injury should be attributable to a doctor’s or other medical professional’s failure to provide competent services or a risk situation that could be avoidable. As a result of your claim, you may receive compensation for lost earnings, pain and suffering, medical and travel expenses, domestic assistance, and permanent impairment.


How can you claim compensation for plastic surgery malpractice?

Plastic surgery malpractice claims should be made within 3 years from the date the injury happened or from the date you became aware of it. Only in some cases, claims can be made after 3 years. Claimants may need professional advice before proceeding with lodging a negligence claim since this type of claims can be complex to assess by a non-professional. It may be hard for a claimant to appraise the existence of a breached duty of care. It is best to consult a lawyer for plastic surgery negligence cases. Claimants may also be informed that complaints can be filed to the NSW Health Care Complaints Commission (HCCC), however, this organisation is only a disciplinary body for registered health care professionals and will not allow you to obtain compensation for covering your losses and damages.

How much compensation can you receive from a plastic surgery malpractice claim?

You may be entitled to benefits including compensation for lost earnings, pain and suffering, medical expenses, permanent impairment, domestic assistance and travel expenses at the end of your malpractice claim. The scope of compensation you may get will depend on the specific circumstances of your case, such as the degree of your injury. In order to receive further information on what you may be entitled to, you can contact our team of senior lawyers.


No Win No Fee Plastic Surgery Malpractice Lawyers

If you believe you may be eligible for making a plastic surgery malpractice claim, you can contact our experienced medical malpractice lawyers via our offices located in Sydney, Parramatta, Wollongong, Penrith and Liverpool. Our lawyers can provide advice on your eligibility for making a claim based on your specific situation. Our firm also has a no win no fee policy which means we will not charge you until we win your claim.