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Cosmetic surgery

Rhinoplasty claims

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

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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 make a rhinoplasty claim?

Rhinoplasty, also known as a nose job, is often a cosmetic procedure to the nose. Some people undergo rhinoplasty voluntarily for cosmetic reasons, and some people undergo rhinoplasty for medical reasons, such as:

  • After an accident or personal injury which has damaged the nose
  • To open blocked nasal passages when suffering from disturbed sleep, snoring or sleep apnoea
  • To enhance breathing

Regardless of the reason you undergo rhinoplasty, if mistakes are made during surgery, or during your recovery, which cause an injury or illness, you may be entitled to make a rhinoplasty compensation claim.

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What are the most common mistakes that result in a rhinoplasty claim?

All procedures such as rhinoplasty have an element of risk. However, where mistakes have led to an injury or illness, you may be able to claim rhinoplasty compensation.

There are a number of mistakes that can lead to negligent rhinoplasty, such as:

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

What are the signs my rhinoplasty surgery has gone wrong?

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

  • Infections
  • Scarring
  • Abnormal bleeding, clots (haematoma)
  • Eye injury
  • Decreased sense of smell
  • A retracted or hanging columella

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Why should I choose Slater and Gordon?

At Slater and Gordon, our medical negligence solicitors have many years’ experience in handling rhinoplasty claims, 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. This means our clients can focus on their recovery with some of the best care available, while we handle their claim.

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.

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

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Frequently asked questions

What evidence do I need to make a rhinoplasty claim?

To support your rhinoplasty 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 assessments
  • Records of financial loss
  • Witness statements

Am I still eligible to make a rhinoplasty 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, rhinoplasty carries a certain degree of inherent risks. Waivers and consent forms are there to ensure patients are aware of these risks before any treatment is administered.

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 rhinoplasty claim?

In general, you have three years from the date of your surgery to make a claim for rhinoplasty 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 cosmetic 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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