Compensation for botched AbdominoplastyCompensation for botched Abdominoplasty

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Abdominoplasty Compensation

Abdominoplasty is an operation to tighten and flatten your stomach by removing excess fat and skin and tightening the abdominal muscles. We understand that this procedure carries some risks, however, there are many occasions that patients suffer unnecessarily from infections or from poor after care. If you’re suffering after receiving substandard care or as a result of a mistake by your surgeon, then you may have a claim for compensation. Call free, 0800 122 3130 or start a claim online.

People choose to elect for a Abdominoplasty for various different reasons. We tend to have high expectations of the final results we’d get, especially given the way that many surgeons advertise themselves. When clients go to these clinics, they often seem like 5-star spas rather than a hospital giving the impression that they’d receive quality care from their cosmetic surgeon or specialist. Occasionally clients will pay extra to stay and recover in the clinics or perhaps in nearby hotels increasing the cost of their care and adding to the financial loss of their surgery or negligent care.

Sadly things may not always go how you expected they would and should you find yourself in this position then Mercury Legal Online are here to help you. Fill in our call back form and one of our expert lawyers will be able to contact you and support you with a claim for compensation. As many botched procedures require corrective surgery, this compensation will help with the cost of putting it right.

What happens after the procedure?

You will need to rest for a few days after the operation has taken place so that the effects of the procedure can wear off. However, most surgeons do encourage patients to begin moving around again as soon as possible – just take it easy! There may be some scarring after abdominoplasty – this is normally above the bikini line and around the belly button. If you have had a mini abdominoplasty, this will eliminate the scarring around the belly button. If you have had an extended abdominoplasty, the scar above the bikini line will extend right around the back.

After two weeks you should be able to return to work again, however this does depend on the extent of your surgery and you should also take into account any pre-existing health issues that you have.

How much does Abdominoplasty cost?

Abdominoplasty will cost can cost up to £6,000, which doesn’t include the cost of accommodation and recovery time. This procedure is not for the overweight or obese, but for someone who has lost weight, maybe post-childbirth or through dieting, and has a lot of excess skin, with just a small amount of fat.

What Happens Next?

We can assist you in dealing with complaints, seeking answers or making a claim on your behalf. We have a specialist team dealing with cosmetic surgery treatments which have gone wrong or fallen below the standard you’d expect, all types of breast enlargement surgery (including PIPs),tummy/stomach tucks, liposuction and nose reshaping procedures to mention just a few.

Whatever your concern, we’ll work with you and direct you through the claims process. Complete our claim form and we can start your claim today.

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Claiming For Your Cosmetic Surgery

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If you are unsure if you have a claim for your cosmetic surgery or procedure, then call our clinical negligence team for free, no obligation advice on making a claim. They will ask you some simple questions about your surgery and talk to you with what’s happened and can tell you if you have a claim or not. Call 24/7 0800 122 3130.

The Surgeon with the God complex

In a high profile news story this week, a surgeon who allegedly carried out completely unnecessary operations has been convicted of intentionally wounding patients. Ian Paterson, 59, from Altrincham in Greater Manchester has been granted bail and is due to be sentenced late this month. During the 7-week hearing some of the surgeon’s victims gave statements about how Paterson misled them into thinking that they had serious medical issues and carried out operations for conditions that in many cases the patients were not even suffering from. One female victim who underwent surgery by Paterson six times in seven years said that he “…tried every trick in the book to avoid accountability for his disgusting crimes. Mr Paterson charmed and manipulated his patients into trusting him. I for one trusted him with my life.” The victim had been told by Paterson that she had breast cancer and went through extensive surgery to remove the cancer, then a full mastectomy to remove the breast. It was later found that she had not been suffering from breast cancer at all and that he had made up the results so as to continue performing dangerous and unnecessary surgery. As well as working privately at the Little Aston and Parkway Hospitals in the West Midlands, Paterson carried out hundreds of unnecessary operations on NHS patients, costing one NHS Trust around £17.8 million in damages and legal costs. Sometimes even good doctors make mistakes, sometimes crucial pieces of machinery can fail, and sometimes a simple error of judgement on the part of someone treating you can cause significant pain and damage. Fortunately it is very... read more

7 Year fight for medical negligence compensation finally over for widower

The widower of a woman who died from a blood clot just 16 days after the birth of her daughter has won a medical negligence case and undisclosed compensation from the Leicester Hospital where she died. Darren Taylor of Braunstone, near Leicester had to fight for seven years before the hospital admitted that mistakes had been made in his wife’s treatment. She died from a pulmonary embolism that was caused by a deep vein thrombosis (also known as DVT) in one of her legs that was due to pregnancy. When Mrs Taylor was found collapsed in the bathroom of their family home in March 2010, she was rushed to Leicester Royal Infirmary, but the doctor who saw her did not follow the hospital’s guideline on investigating suspected DVT on the basis that at that time, ultra-sound scans were not carried out at weekends. It is believed that if a scan had taken place, the DVT would have been noticed and appropriate action could have been taken to avoid the development of the pulmonary embolism, and hence save her life. In addition to the pain caused by the death of his wife, the situation was made even more insufferable by the NHS Trust’s insistence of its innocence of any negligence regarding the death. Speaking after the case, Mr Taylor said: “I am relieved that this is all over. It has been a long, hard seven years, but I am happy we have got the NHS to own up and the Trust says that lessons have been learnt.” If you or someone you care for has suffered as a result of... read more

77-Year-old woman dies after choking on doughnut in hospital

A 77-year-old lady from Leicester died after choking on a doughnut that she was given while staying in hospital. The lady had been admitted to the Evington Centre’s Mental Health ward at Leicester General Hospital, run by the Leicestershire Partnership Trust, in June last year. She had undergone a behaviour assessment – which included looking into her eating habits – and was placed on a “soft food” diet to avoid any potentially dangerous incidents. However, contrary to this she was given foods such as toast and pizza by staff who were supposedly caring for her. When she began to eat a doughnut on the 25th July while left on her own, she began to choke. By the time the emergency team arrived the lady had suffered a massive heart attack from which she suffered significant brain damage, and she died less than one week later. A spokesman for the Leicestershire Partnership NHS Trust said: “We are sorry this tragic incident occurred while the lady was in our care and accept there is more we could have done to prevent this incident from occurring”. He added: “We carried out our own investigation into the incident, which we have shared with the deceased’s family and the coroner. We developed a detailed action plan following our investigation, which includes a number of different steps to reduce the likelihood of a similar incident in the future.” If you or someone you care for has suffered while under the care of a hospital or any medical facility, you could well be entitled to make a claim for compensation. While we all understand that it... read more