Their client-friendly approach ensures individuals feel safe and confident with them
A decision to undergo cosmetic surgery is rarely taken lightly and the patient places great trust in the surgeon. When the results are not as hoped, it can be extremely distressing. The patient may require revision surgery and may face large medical bills.
Penningtons Manches' specialist cosmetic surgery solicitors are only too aware of the serious effects negligent treatment and errors can have on patients. Recognised nationally for both our strong track record in this field and our client focused and sympathetic service, we have the expertise to deal with the full range of cosmetic surgery claims. We are committed to helping people who have suffered a poor cosmetic result and seeking the maximum compensation to which they are entitled.
Statistics show that there has been a dramatic increase in the number of people having cosmetic treatment within the last decade, as well as a rise in the types of providers which now include large nationwide companies, private surgeons, local high street clinics, beauticians, clinics abroad and even practitioners offering treatment at home.
Concerns have frequently been raised about the lack of regulation in some areas of this growing industry and the risks that this poses to patient safety. Cosmetic surgery or plastic surgery claims can arise from many different operations and may relate to unsatisfactory breast augmentation, tummy tucks (abdominoplasty), nose reshaping (rhinoplasty), nerve damage during facelifts leading to facial cosmetic deformity, diathermy burns and excessive scarring.
Penningtons Manches' experienced team can advise in relation to a wide range of claims and our initial consultation is offered free of charge and without obligation. Funding options available to clients include no win no fee (conditional fee) agreements.
Negotiating a £20,000 settlement for a woman who elected to undergo surgery to reduce her cup size which resulted in significant damage to her nipples because of the procedure and technique adopted by the surgeon.
Pursuing damages for a woman who underwent a rhinoplasty in which too much bone was removed resulting in a nose graft that left permanent and visible scarring needing further specialist surgery.
Acting for a number of claims involving clients whose facial skin has been pulled too tightly and set under excessive tension around the ears, causing tethering and severe scarring and needing further surgery to improve appearance.