Our Service For You


Medical Negligence
Medical Negligence Solicitors

Eyelid Surgery Claims

When you pay to have an eye lift, you expect to be left with an improved aesthetic appearance. What you don't expect is to suffer a defect that causes long-term complications. However, it does unfortunately happen, and when it does there could be grounds for a medical negligence claim.

Negligent eye lifts

An eye lift, known medically as a blepharoplasty, is used to remove excess skin, fat and muscle around the eyes. It is considered a safe procedure, and as long as a qualified plastic surgeon is employed, there should be little room for complication.

Nevertheless, there are occasions when things go wrong. This is much more likely to occur if the surgeon is not on the Specialist Registrar kept by the General Medical Council (GMC). Indeed, it is not unusual for surgeons to offer eyelid surgery even though they do not have the necessary qualifications.

Even so, there is still the possibility that you will suffer a complication, even if your surgeon has the recommended accreditation. This is because all surgery carries certain risks. You should be fully informed of these well in advance of your operation. If you are not properly advised about the risks and a problem does arise, there could be grounds for a 'failure to obtain consent' claim. This means that you consented to surgery without being fully aware of the risks involved. This will be considered negligent on the part of the surgeon, and you will therefore be entitled to make a claim.

You will also be able to make a claim if the complication can be attributed to surgical error. For example, if your surgeon and his team fail to display the skill and expertise expected of a plastic surgeon during your operation, and this causes you to suffer a botched eye lift, you will be considered the victim of medical negligence. This means that your surgeon provided a substandard level of medical care, causing you to suffer an injury. You will then be in a position to make a claim.

Compensation for a botched eye lift

If you would like to claim compensation for a botched eye lift, you need to speak to a solicitor who specialises in medical negligence claims. This will help you to clarify your legal position, allowing you to establish whether or not you are able to pursue a claim. To find out more, please contact us as soon as possible. Medical negligence claims must be made within three years of the event, so it is important not to delay when seeking professional help.

Can We Help You With A Medical Negligence Enquiry?

Early legal assistance can be vital so please contact us if you would like to discuss your situation. Please call us free on 0800 234 3300 (or from a mobile 01275 334030) or complete our Online Enquiry Form.

Bookmark This Article?

Can We Help You With A Medical Negligence Enquiry?

Early legal assistance can be vital so please contact us if you would like to discuss your situation. Please call us free on 0800 234 3300 (or from a mobile 01275 334030) or complete our Online Enquiry Form.

Free enquiry

 


Free Claim Enquiry

Complete a short enquiry form and we will contact you.

Free enquiry

*

Testimonials

"Before we contacted you we had no real idea that we had grounds for a medical negligence claim but after speaking to you if became clear that Wendy was indeed treated poorly. Chris took the time to explain what was happening and kept us to speed. Our deepest gratitude to you all and Chris in particular."

"I would like to say a big thank you to you for making this whole process easy and relatively painless. You kept me informed throughout and you were always polite and courteous in all forms of communication. I would not hesitate to recommend you to friends and family, so a really big thank you and I wish you all the best in the future."

» Read More Medical Negligence Testimonials?

*
Helping Clients throughout England and Wales


contact us

*

Free Medical Negligence Guide

'7 Questions You Must Ask Before Choosing A Medical Negligence Solicitor'

Free download

*