Cosmetic surgery

Laser skin resurfacing surgery claims

If you’ve suffered an injury during a laser skin resurfacing procedure as a result of medical negligence, Slater and Gordon’s specialist legal experts can help get the compensation you deserve.

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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 laser skin resurfacing surgery become a medical negligence claim?

Ageing, acne or sun exposure can leave your skin scarred, wrinkled, lined or blotched. Laser skin resurfacing surgery removes layers of skin and during healing, new skin cells will form and give the skin a tighter, more uniform look.

If mistakes are made during laser skin resurfacing surgery or during recovery, it can have devastating consequences and you may be entitled to claim 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 laser skin resurfacing procedures?

All procedures such as laser skin resurfacing have an element of risk. However, where 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 laser skin resurfacing, such as:

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

What type of injuries can result from medical negligence in laser skin resurfacing procedures?

Laser skin resurfacing surgery can sometimes cause problems that aren't always connected to a mistake of the surgeon or another medical professional. However, if the skin doesn't heal after a couple of weeks or if you experience other problems, you might be able to claim compensation. Types of injuries include:

  • Infections
  • Scarring
  • Changes in skin colour or pigmentation
  • Burns and blisters 

How do I make a medical negligence claim for a laser skin resurfacing procedure?

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 our medical negligence claims guide for further information on how to make a claim.

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