Tummy tuck surgery claims
If mistakes are made during an abdominoplasty, better known as tummy tuck surgery, Slater and Gordon’s specialist legal experts can help get the compensation you deserve.
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When does a tummy tuck procedure become a medical negligence claim?
, also known as tummy tuck surgery, is the procedure to remove excess fat and skin from the waist area to leave the patient with a flatter stomach. Some people undergo tummy tuck surgery for cosmetic reasons, and some for medical reasons, including:
- To correct abnormalities after a disease, illness or surgery, e.g. large tumours or hernia repair
- To fix structural defects of the abdomen
What type of mistakes cause medical negligence in tummy tuck surgery?
All procedures such as tummy tuck surgery 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 negligence, 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 tummy tuck procedures?
There are a number of injuries which can result from negligent care both during and after tummy tuck surgery. Such injuries include:
- Blood clots
- Skin or fat necrosis
- Nerve damage – resulting in numbness in the abdominal region
How do I make a medical negligence claim for tummy tuck surgery?
Our medical negligence team are one of the best in the country and are highly ranked in independent legal guides such as Chambers and Partners and Legal 500.
The team are highly experienced in dealing with negligent cosmetic surgery claims and can provide you with the best possible service, not only ensuring that you get the best outcome to your case, but that you also receive the treatment and additional support you need to assist with your recovery.
Can I change my solicitors to Slater and Gordon?
If you or a family member have been seriously impacted by medical negligence, and you feel that you're not getting the specialist legal advice you need from your current solicitor, we'll be happy to discuss switching your case to Slater and Gordon. Simply call our experts on or .
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