How much compensation for breast augmentation (enlargement) negligence injury?
Breast surgery is supposed to make you feel confident. If you have had breast augmentation surgery and something has gone wrong, it can be devastating. Your confidence can take a massive knock, and the injuries can be upsetting, unsettling, and painful. If this has happened to you, it is important to launch a claim for implant compensation. Why should you have to fund your recovery process when the injury was not your fault? You shouldn’t. We can help you to secure the maximum amount of compensation you deserve.
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- A guide to accident claims for breast augmentation injuries
- What is breast augmentation (enlargement) negligence?
- What to do if you are involved in an accident causing a breast augmentation injury
- How to begin a breast augmentation injury claim
- What can be claimed for after an accident causing a breast augmentation injury?
- The most common types of breast augmentation injuries
- I have had pip implants can I claim?
- Statistics about PIP implants
- I had an infection following my breast surgery can I claim compensation?
- My breast implant ruptured can I claim compensation?
- My implant has deflated can I claim compensation?
- Assessing the severity of your breast augmentation injury
- How much compensation will I get after an accident causing a breast augmentation injury?
- No Win No Fee breast augmentation injury claims
- Why choose us as your claims service for a breast augmentation injury claim?
- Call for free advice and to start a claim
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Women undergo breast augmentation surgery for a number of different reasons. For some people, they are simply unhappy with how their breasts look. For others, it can be for health reasons, or they may require reconstructive surgery after breast cancer. No matter what applies, most women feel amazing after surgery – despite about of bruising and swelling. They feel confident again, or perhaps for the first time ever. However, this feeling can soon disappear if there are complications
If you have experienced complications during surgery or you have required breast implant replacement because of issues later down the line that should not have happened, there is a very high chance you will be entitled to compensation. We can help you to get the full amount of payout you deserve. But, first, why not read our guide below for more information? We cover everything from how to make a botched boob job claim, to PIP implant claims, to compensation payout amounts.
You may be wondering what constitutes as medical negligence in regards to breast augmentation surgery. Basically, if your surgeon has done anything incorrectly or carelessly, and it has resulted in you suffering an injury as a consequence, whether physical, mental, or both, you have the basis for a breast augmentation negligence claim. For example, your surgeon may have failed to explain things to your properly, or perhaps, they made an error during the surgery itself. What matters is that your surgeon was to blame for what has happened.
If you have been involved in an accident caused by breast augmentation surgery, it is important to take the necessary steps to gather all of the evidence you need. This involves the following:
- Visiting a medical professional – It is important to see a doctor to determine what injury has occurred. Not only is this necessary for your health, but also the medical report that the doctor puts together will be used to decipher how much compensation you are entitled to.
- Gather details – It is important to gather as much detail as possible about your injury. You should also find any documents or reports you have about the initial surgery. Anything that can be used to strengthen your case should be kept a hold of, no matter how insignificant you feel it may be.
- Photographs – If your injuries are visible, you should take photos of them, as this will help to strengthen your case.
- Proof of expenses – You will be able to claim for special damages. This is basically a payout for any out of pocket expenses you have experienced. This includes the likes of counselling costs, loss of income, travel expenses, and childcare costs. However, you are going to need proof of these costs. So, keep a hold of your receipts and any other documents that will serve as proof.
The process of making a claim is easy when you get in touch with us. We have many years of experience when it comes to boob job claims, and we can help you to get the maximum amount of compensation you deserve. All you need to do is give us a call, and we will begin the process with a free consultancy session. This enables you to ask any queries you may have, and we will also ask you some questions too. This is merely a fact-finding session so that we can advise you in the best manner possible – there is nothing to worry about.If you are yet to sort a medical, we can do so for you at a local medical centre. You will also be pleased to know that we work on a No Win No Fee basis. This means that you do not need to pay any legal fees if your case is not a success. You can discover more about the No Win No Fee payment structure below.
If you are yet to sort a medical, we can do so for you at a local medical centre. You will also be pleased to know that we work on a No Win No Fee basis. This means that you do not need to pay any legal fees if your case is not a success. You can discover more about the No Win No Fee payment structure below.
When launching any type of personal injury claim, it is always our aim to secure the maximum amount of compensation for our clients. When making a claim for a breast augmentation injury, you will be able to claim for the following:
- General damages – This represents the payout for the pain and suffering you have experienced.
- Care claim – If you have required help around the house while you recover, the person that has cared for you will be able to make a care claim.
- Medical expenses
- Travel expenses
- Loss of earnings – If you have suffered a loss of earnings due to your inability to work, you can claim for this. You can also claim for loss of expected earnings in the future
After breast augmentation surgery, a tight feeling in the chest area is to be expected, as is temporary bruising, swelling, and pain. However, there are some injuries that you should not expect. This includes the following:
- Obvious, thick scarring
- Excessive swelling
- A blood clot forming in the deep veins
- An allergic reaction to the anaesthetic – You would be able to claim for this if it had not been previously tested for.
- Persistent pain
- An infection
- Excessive bleeding
- Not being able to breastfeed, or producing less breast milk than you would be able to if you did not have implants.
- Nerve problems in the nipples – Your nipples may become complete desensitised, less sensitive, or more sensitive. This can be permanent or temporary.
- A rippling of the implant – This happens when there is only a think layer of tissue that covers the implant. This tissue sticks to the surface of the implant, and it is incredibly difficult to treat.
- Abnormal shaped breasts – This can happen when the implant rotates.
- Folds or creases in the implant
- A ruptured implant. This can cause siliconomas, which are small tender lumps.
- Capsular contracture – This is when the scar tissue around the implant has shrunk, making the breast tissue feel hard.
If you have had PIP implants, you may be able to make a claim for compensation, especially if they have had a negative impact on your well being. While most PIP implants do not pose a serious health risk, some people have suffered adverse side effects. Plus, there is the physiological impact of having implants that are now banned in the UK.
If you search the likes of PIP implant news update and PIP implant compensation 2017 online, you will see a lot of articles and content regarding PIP implants and the problems associated with them. PIP implants were withdrawn from the United Kingdom in 2010. This was after it was discovered that unproved silicone gel had been used to fraudulently manufacture these implants, which made they were much more prone to rupturing than other breast implants. If your breast implants have ruptured, you may be entitled to compensation.
You can also launch a claim if you had breast augmentation surgery after 2010 and PIP implants were used. You will be able to launch a PIP implant court case 2017 because the surgeon has used implants that are not legally allowed in the UK.
You may be wondering what the risks associated with PIP implants are. With these implants, there is a much greater chance of a rupture. There can also be some unpleasant symptoms. This includes:
- Enlarged lymph nodes in the armpit
- A burning sensation
- Tenderness and pain
- A change in the shape of the breast
- Swelling or lumpiness in and around the breast
If you are experiencing any of these symptoms and you have had PIP implants fitted, get in touch with us as soon as possible to determine whether you have the right to make a compensation claim.
PIP implants are two-to-six times more likely to rupture than other implants. It is estimated that there are currently approximately 47,000 British women that have had these implants. Some of these implants were fitted on the NHS, but the vast majority were at private clinics. Most of the women with PIP implants are still living with them. If this applies to you, get in touch with us today to discover whether you have the chance of securing compensation.
We have launched a number of successful PIP implant claims, and we will be happy to provide you with case studies regarding PIP implant court case 2016 and PIP implant compensation 2016. We can also give you a PIP implant update 2017 regarding the legislation that is in place at present and your grounds for launching a claim. We always aim to secure the maximum PIP compensation amounts for our clients. While we will be unable to provide you with an accurate figure regarding how much compensation you will receive for such a case, we can offer a rough estimate. This should only be used as guidance, however. It is impossible to give an accurate figure because every case is different and, therefore, every payout is different.
If you have had an infection following breast surgery, you will be able to make a claim, so long as it was the fault of the surgeon. If you have been prescribed the wrong medication or you have had an allergic reaction to something that was not tested for, you will have grounds for compensation. All you need to do is give us a call and we will advise you further
Implants should not rupture. If your implants have ruptured and you have suffered physical or emotional pain as a consequence, you will have grounds for a compensation claim. It is worth noting that there is a much higher chance of your implants rupturing if you have had PIP implants fitted, which are now banned in the UK. You can find out more about these implants below. Either way, if you have suffered a rupture, please get in touch with us to discuss compensation.
If your implant has deflated, you may be eligible for compensation. This will depend on the extent of the injury, as well as any other symptoms you have suffered. The best thing to do is give us a call, and we will be able to advise you on the likelihood of securing compensation.
It is often challenging to assess the severity of a breast augmentation injury, as well as the impact it is going to have on the claimant in the future. This is why it is important to undergo a medical examination, which will assess the injury, and the medical professional will recommend any further treatment if necessary. This is a simple and quick examination, which will be carried out at no cost to you. We can arrange this for you at your local medical centre.
One question we often get asked is the following: How much compensation will I receive for my breast augmentation claim? Unfortunately, it is impossible to give you an accurate figure. If any legal firm claims they are able to provide you with an accurate compensation amount, that certainly is not the case. This is because every case is different; there are so many variables that come into play. However, what we can do is give you average compensation figures for certain injuries. If you cannot find the relevant injury in this table, please don’t hesitate to give us a call.
|Reason for compensation||Typical compensation amount||Comments|
|Loss of anticipated earnings||£10,000 - £400,000||This payout is calculated based on your current pay grade, as well as your future prospects. There is potential to receive more than the maximum payout in some cases.
|Loss of benefits||£5,000 - £500,000||Again, there is the possibility for higher maximum payout in certain instances. This amount is determined based on the actual income that has been lost.|
|Pain and suffering||£1,000 - £200,000||The level of suffering and pain experienced drives the amount received|
|Severe scarring||£5,950 - £17,275||The number of noticeable laceration scars will often determine how much money is paid out.|
|Minor scarring||£1,800 - £5,950||This payout is for cases where there are several superficial scars or one noticeable scar.|
|Severe psychiatric damage||£41,675 - £88,000||This relates to cases whereby the prognosis is very poor and there are problems with regards to future vulnerability, the extent to which the treatment would be successful, the effect on the injured person’s relationships, and the injured person’s ability to cope with life and work.|
|Moderately severe psychiatric damage||£14,500 - £41,675||This payout relates to the one above, yet there will be a much more optimistic prognosis.
|Moderate psychiatric damage||£4,450 - £14,500||There will be some factors associated with the cases above, however, prognosis will be good and there will be marked improvement by the trial.|
|Less severe psychiatric damage||£1,170 - £4,450||The impact on the person’s sleep and daily activities will determine the payout in this case.|
All of our breast augmentation solicitors work on a No Win No Fee basis. This means that you do not need to worry about the financial side of making a claim. With a No Win No Fee claim, you are only going to need to pay legal fees if your case is a success. This means that you will have your breast augmentation compensation to cover the cost. However, if for some reason we are unable to secure compensation for you, you will have nothing to pay. Not only does this mean you will not need to make a large payment upfront, but also it ensures you do not find yourself in the dreaded position of having a huge legal bill to pay, yet not compensation to fund it with. This could easily happen if you went for a solicitor that charged per the hour.
Also, if you went down that route, there would always be the risk that the solicitor was merely taking on your case in order to take your money. After all, win or lose, they are still going to earn the same amount. This is something you do not need to worry about when you use our service. You can have complete peace of mind that we only take on cases that we believe have a genuine chance of securing compensation.
There are many reasons why you should choose us if you are thinking about making a claim for breast augmentation surgery that has gone wrong. Not only do we have an extensive amount of experience in the industry, but also we have an exceptional reputation to back it up. You only need to look at the feedback that has been left by our previous clients to see that this is the case.
What makes us different from other personal injury law firms? Well, we are experts in our field, and we have handled many personal injury claims over the years. Also, we always put our customers first. We generally care about the hardship you have suffered, and we want to make sure that you get the full amount of compensation you deserve.
Plus, we appreciate the fact that you are going through a difficult time at the moment. We know that injuries are difficult to come to terms with, especially when you have suffered because of something like medical negligence. This is why we focus on securing compensation for you, so that you can focus on recovering and focusing on your well being. We will keep you informed every step of the way, but we won’t nag you, nor will we make the process any harder than it needs to be. Instead, it is always our aim to secure compensation in the most efficient and stress-free manner.
If you have any queries regarding breast implant claims, or you are ready to start a claim, please do not hesitate to get in touch. Our friendly and professional team are always on hand to take your call. We will be more than happy to assist you in any manner we can. All you need to do is ring 0800 073 8804. We will answer your questions, talk you through the claim process, and begin the process of ensuring you get the payout you deserve.
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