What is cosmetic surgery negligence?
Like any surgery, cosmetic surgery comes with risks. It is essential that the surgeon performing your procedure explains these risks to you. If they fail to do so, they could be guilty of negligence.
To prove negligence occurred in a cosmetic surgery procedure, you must show:
- the surgeon who performed your procedure owed you a duty of care (this is almost always the case)
- failure of duty in some way
- the failure caused you harm
Proving that a breach occurred can be challenging, and the best chance of a compensation claim being received occurs when a claimant instructs an experienced cosmetic surgery solicitor to manage their case.