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What Happens When Breast Surgery Goes Wrong?

(See also our Breast Surgery Negligence Section)

With an increasing number of women undergoing breast surgery every year, what happens when it goes wrong? What are the complications and what can they do about them? This article explores these questions and explains what can go wrong, and what action you can take if the procedure does not go ahead as planned or hoped.

If you have made the often difficult, let alone expensive, decision to undergo breast cosmetic surgery, the last thing you are likely to think about is that surgery not proceeding as planned and causing pain, suffering and often disfigurement. If this has happened to you, you need to understand why and what you can do about it. It is first worth exploring the various types of breast cosmetic surgery which are available.

What Types Of Breast Surgery Are Available?

There are a variety of breast surgery procedures, mainly relating to breast augmentation (increases in size) or breast reduction. Each of these can have similar problems as detailed below.

When Does The Breast Surgery Amount To Negligence?

  • Breast augmentation (implants) which can lead to:
    • implant rupture
    • scarring
    • lopsided breasts
    • hardening of the breasts
    • disfigurement
    • loss of sensation in the breasts
    • nipple damage
  • Breast reduction which can lead to:
    • failure to lift the breasts as intended
    • excessive scarring
    • lopsided breasts
    • loss of sensation in the breasts
    • damage to the nipples

What Can You Do?

If you have suffered disfigurement or pain and suffering following breast cosmetic surgery, your first concerns probably relate to the disfigurement or pain and suffering that you are experiencing. Before rushing into potentially costly corrective surgery you should seek legal advice to understand your options. If you are able to make a claim for compensation for the medical treatment you may well be able to recover the costs of the treatment, as well as compensation, from the first surgeon who treated you.

What Will The Legal Costs Be?

Fortunately the legal profession has made itself much more accessible over the last few years. Most solicitors will offer a free initial interview and will then provide you with a choice of funding options, from conditional fee agreements (often referred to as 'no win, no fee'), through legal expenses insurance, legal aid or payment by instalments.

The important point is to make sure that you can discuss your claim initially with a solicitor without incurring any costs or expenses.

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