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Ear correction surgery claims

If medical mistakes during ear correction surgery have caused you injury, Slater and Gordon’s specialist legal experts can help get the compensation you deserve.

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Cosmetic surgery claims experts

Slater and Gordons medical negligence experts are ready to help you with your cosmetic surgery claims. Contact us online today or call us on freephone 0161 830 9632 to speak to one of our friendly advisers.

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When does having ear correction surgery become a medical negligence?

Ear correction surgery is a type of cosmetic surgery to alter the size or shape of the ears or pin them back if they stick out. This type of surgery is known as otoplasty or pinnaplasty.

Although it’s a type of cosmetic surgery, it is at times available on the NHS, particularly for children who need it.

Whether the NHS or a private practice has performed your ear correction surgery, if mistakes have been made which have caused an injury or illness, you may be entitled to claim compensation for medical negligence.

The vast majority of our medical negligence cases are funded by a No Win No Fee agreement, meaning there’s no financial risk to you.

What type of mistakes cause medical negligence in ear correction surgery?

All procedures such as ear correction surgery have an element of risk. However, where medical mistakes have led to an injury or illness, you may be able to claim compensation. There are a number of mistakes that can lead to negligent ear correction surgery, such as:

  • Risks haven't been explained properly
  • Neglecting the patient
  • Lack of precautionary measures
  • Clinical error
  • Lack of instructions regarding after-care

What type of injuries can result from medical negligence in ear correction surgery?

There are a number of injuries which can result from negligent care both during and after ear correction surgery. Such injuries include:

  • Nerve damage
  • Hearing loss
  • Mistreatment in the inner ear, causing tinnitus
  • Blood clot
  • Asymmetric looking ears

If you're experiencing one of these problems, you may have the right to claim compensation. Contact us to establish your full legal position.

How do I make a medical negligence claim for ear correction surgery?

Our medical negligence team are one of the best in the country and are highly ranked in independent legal guides, Chambers and Partners and Legal 500. The team are highly experienced in dealing with negligent cosmetic surgery claims can provide you with the best possible service, not only ensuring that you get the best outcome to your case, but can ensure you get the treatment and additional support you need to assist with your recovery. Visit our Medical Negligence FAQs or our Medical Negligence Claims Guide for further information on how to make a claim.

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