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£50,000 For Botched Overseas Surgery

22 November 2017

A British woman who was left scarred following substandard surgery and medical care from an overseas surgeon was awarded £50,000 in compensation.

Slater and Gordon Lawyer: Rebecca Gilmore is a personal injury solicitor who specialises in travel claims.

Settlement: £50,000.

What Happened: Our client travelled to Poland for cosmetic surgery. The surgery and aftercare were very poor and the surgeon wrongly carried out a breast reduction and left our client with horrific scarring and deformed breasts. 

Impact: Our client has been left physically and emotionally scarred and has suffered financially by paying to defend her name in court. 

How Slater and Gordon Helped: We issued court proceedings in the jurisdiction of England and Wales against the cosmetic holiday organiser, surgeon, clinic and their insurers. Judgment was obtained against the company who organised the trip, along with the surgeon. We seized an opportunity for a settlement when the defendant seemed unable to produce the originals of certain key documents in the litigation. 

Decision: Out of court settlement of £50,000.

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