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Cosmetic surgery

Breast surgery compensation claims

When mistakes are made during breast surgery it can be quite traumatic. If you’ve suffered an injury during breast surgery as a result of medical negligence, Slater and Gordon’s specialist legal experts can help get the compensation you deserve.

Meet the medical negligence experts

Many of our medical negligence solicitors are considered leaders in the field with a significant amount of expertise.

Emma Doughty, our Head of Medical Negligence

Emma Doughty

National and London Head of Medical Negligence

Ben Gent, our Principal Lawyer and Interim Head of Medical Negligence for Manchester

Ben Gent

Head of Medical Negligence - Manchester

Yvonne Agnew, our Head of Medical Negligence for Cardiff

Yvonne Agnew

Head of Medical Negligence - Cardiff

John Doyle, our Principal Lawyer for Medical Negligence

John Doyle

Head of Medical Negligence - Liverpool

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When can I claim for breast surgery compensation?

In the majority, whether you’re undergoing breast surgery for health or cosmetic reasons, surgery goes well, and you get the results you were expecting.

However, there are occasions when mistakes are made which causes pain and suffering and sometimes has life-changing consequences. If you’ve received a poor standard of care which has caused you harm, you may be entitled to claim compensation for breast surgery negligence.

Are there different types of breast surgery?

Medical professionals can make mistakes in all types of breast surgery. Our experts have helped many patients who’ve suffered medical negligence as a result of all types of breast surgery, including:

  • Breast augmentations
  • Breast reductions
  • Breast uplifts / mastopexy
  • Breast reconstructions
  • Breast implants

What mistakes can result in a claim for breast surgery compensation?

There are a number of mistakes which can lead to negligent breast surgery, such as:

  • An error during surgery
  • Administering an incorrect dosage of anaesthetic
  • Using faulty equipment, including damaged implants
  • Failing to take a full medical history

It’s not only during surgery that negligence can take place. Mistakes made during the recovery period can be just as damaging for the patient, such as failing to notice that a patient is developing an infection.

If you believe negligence has caused you injury, please contact one of our breast surgery solicitors for advice on making a No Win No Fee compensation claim.

How much will I receive in breast surgery compensation?

It is hard to determine how much compensation you may be entitled to without having a detailed conversation about the circumstances surrounding your case. This is because each case is unique and there are a number of contributing factors that determine the level of compensation that will be awarded.

Areas that will be taken into consideration include:

  • The severity of your injuries (physical and psychological), and the impact that they have had on your daily life
  • The cost of any corrective treatment you may require as a result of your injuries
  • Any additional treatments required, such as therapy or counselling
  • Any financial losses, including a loss of earnings and out-of-pocket expenses

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Why should I choose Slater and Gordon?

We understand that suffering as a result of breast surgery negligence can be a difficult and emotional time, and you can be left wondering how to make things right. Our medical negligence solicitors have many years’ experience in handling a wide range of cases, from the straightforward to the complex, and work hard to ensure our clients not only achieve the best financial outcome, but can rest easy throughout the process knowing everything is well taken care of.

Our industry-leading team are consistently ranked highly in independent legal directories, such as Chambers and Partners, and the Legal 500, and are proud to have helped numerous clients achieve the compensation they deserve. Our team members also include trained nurses and medical professionals who provide us with expert knowledge in-house, helping us to secure the best possible outcome and provide clients with access to high-quality treatment and rehabilitation.

To start your claim, speak to a member of our team by contacting us online or calling 0330 041 5869.

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Why choose Slater and Gordon?

No Win No Fee

We offer 'No Win No Fee' funding on cases of medical negligence, meaning there's no financial risk to you.

Talk to the experts

We have teams of legal experts who specialise in representing those who’ve suffered injuries as a result of medical negligence.

In-house medical experts

Our in house medical team provide us with advice and assistance allowing us to determine when and where your medical treatment became substandard.

Your local law firm

We’re a reputable National law firm with expert lawyers in local areas across England, Scotland and Wales.

Speak to one of our medical negligence experts today

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Frequently asked questions

What evidence do I need to make a breast surgery compensation claim?

To support your breast surgery claim, we will need to collect evidence that proves the treatment you received was negligent and caused unnecessary and avoidable harm. Such evidence can include:

  • Medical records
  • Photographic evidence
  • Independent medical records
  • Records of financial loss
  • Witness statements

Am I still eligible to make a breast surgery claim if I signed a waiver?

Yes. Signing a waiver does not absolve medical professionals from negligent behaviour. All medical professionals, whether the surgery is for medical or cosmetic reasons, have a duty of care to their patients, which means they are always liable if the treatment they delivered was negligent in any way.

As with most medical procedures, breast surgery carries a certain degree of inherent risks, and it is vital that you understand what these are before your operation is carried out. Waivers and consent forms are there for this very reason, and are used to evidence that patients have been made aware of the risks. They do not provide consent for negligent treatment.

If you have signed a form, the solicitor handling your case may ask you some questions about it, such as ensuring you were made fully aware of the risks and had access to all the information you needed to make an informed decision. If the answer is no, you may still be entitled to claim compensation for your injuries.

How long do I have to make a breast surgery claim?

In general, you have three years from the date of your surgery to make a claim for breast surgery compensation.

However, there are exceptions to this rule, for instance if you’re claiming on behalf of a child or someone who lacks the mental capacity to do so for themselves. Whatever your personal circumstances, it’s important that you speak with a specialist medical negligence lawyer to understand any time limitations that may apply to your case.

Can I make a No Win No Fee breast surgery claim?

The vast majority of our cases are funded by way of a Conditional Fee Agreement, otherwise known as a No Win No Fee agreement. What this means is if you lose your case, you won't have to pay anything and therefore, there’s no financial risk to you. Contact our cosmetic surgery solicitors for a free consultation.

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