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How much compensation for breast augmentation (enlargement) negligence injury?

By Daniel Archer. Last Updated 17th May 2022. This guide explains everything you should know about filing breast augmentation claims. 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 something has gone wrong due to such a procedure, then it is worth seeking legal advice to determine whether you claim for breast surgery compensation. Why should you have to fund your recovery process if the injury was not your fault? You shouldn’t. We can advise on how to secure the maximum amount of compensation you are entitled to if you have evidence to support a breast augmentation claim. If our advisors find you have strong grounds to make such a claim, we may also be able to connect you to one of our No Win No Fee solicitors.

You can contact Legal Expert and speak to our advisors either online or on the phone by calling 0800 073 8804. To reach us online, you can use our contact form or 24/7 live chat service.


A guide to accident claims for breast augmentation injuries

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So, this is our breast enlargement claims guide/breast augmentation claims.

Women undergo breast augmentation surgery for several different reasons. For some, they are 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 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 make breast augmentation claims. 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 making a botched boob job claim to PIP implant claims to compensation payout amounts.

What is breast augmentation (enlargement) negligence?

Before we look at how to make breast enlargement claims, let’s look at what negligence is.

You may be wondering what constitutes medical negligence in regards to breast augmentation surgery. The following usually applies:

  • Your surgeon has done something incorrectly or carelessly.
  • It has resulted in you suffering an injury as a consequence, whether physical, mental or both.

If you can establish these points with evidence, then you should have the basis for a breast augmentation negligence claim. As an example, your surgeon may have failed to explain things to your property, or perhaps, they made an error during the surgery itself. What matters is that your surgeon was to blame for what has happened.

When a medical professional provides surgical treatment or other types of treatments to a patient, there is an element of risk that the patient could end up suffering harm from it. This could end up happening even if the medical professional made no mistakes whatsoever. In such a scenario, the medical professional would not be considered negligent. To have the grounds to make a negligence claim, you need proof which shows that the medical professional that provided your treatment failed to take reasonable steps which could have prevented or reduced the harm you suffered.

Please read on for more information about making breast augmentation claims.

What to do if you are involved in an accident causing a breast augmentation injury

At this point in our breast enlargement claims guide, let’s look at what you could do if you suffer an injury in this context.

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 determine what injury has occurred. This is necessary for your health, but 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 strengthen your breast augmentation claims.
  • 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.

How to begin a breast augmentation injury claim

Are you wondering how to make breast enlargement claims for yourself? The process of making a claim is easy when you get in touch with us. We have many years of experience in handling claims involving a boob job gone wrong.

You are welcome to contact our advisors with questions about potentially making a breast surgery compensation claim. 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.

Now, 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 successful. 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 handle breast augmentation claims on a No Win No Fee basis. This means that you do not need to pay any legal fees if your case is not successful. You can discover more about the No Win No Fee payment structure below.

What can be claimed for after an accident causing a breast augmentation injury?

If you’re interested in making breast enlargement claims, you may be wondering what you could be compensated for.

When launching any personal injury claim, we aim to secure our clients’ maximum amount of compensation. When claiming 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.

The most common types of breast augmentation injuries

After breast augmentation surgery, a tight feeling in the chest area is expected, as is temporary bruising, swelling, and pain. However, there are some injuries that you should not expect and could be able to make breast augmentation claims for. This includes the following:

  • Obvious, thick scarring
  • Leakages
  • Excessive swelling
  • Deflation
  • 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 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 happens when there is only a think layer of tissue covering the implant. This tissue sticks to the surface of the implant, and it is incredibly difficult to treat.
  • Abnormally 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.

Please continue this guide for more information on breast enlargement claims.

I have had PIP implants can I claim?

If you have had PIP implants, you may be able to make breast augmentation claims, especially if they have hurt 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 no longer legal in the UK.

If you search the likes of PIP implant news updates and PIP implant compensation 2017 online, you will see many articles and content regarding PIP implants and the problems associated with them. PIP implants would become illegal within the United Kingdom in 2010. This was after discovering that unproved silicone gel had been used to fraudulently manufacture these implants, which made them much more likely to rupture compared to other breast implants. If your breast implants rupture, you could receive compensation via breast augmentation claims.

You can also launch a claim if you had breast augmentation surgery after 2010 and PIP implants were used. And you can launch a PIP implant court case after 2017 due to the surgeon using implants that aren’t legal in the UK.

You may be wondering what the risks linked 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
  • Redness
  • A change in the shape of the breast
  • Swelling or lumpiness in and near 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 breast enlargement claims.

Statistics about PIP implants

In this section of our breast augmentation claims guide, we’ll look at some relevant statistics.

PIP implants are two-to-six times more likely to rupture than other implants. It is estimated by the NHS that around 47,000 British women had PIP implants fitted. 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 several 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. Additionally, we can give you a PIP implant update 2017 regarding the legislation in place 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 breast enlargement claims payout is different.

Can I claim breast surgery compensation for an infection?

Those who have experienced an infection following breast surgery may be able to start breast augmentation claims. That’s provided that the infection was caused due to negligence by medical staff involved in the procedure and there is evidence which shows this.

If you are looking to make a PIP breast implant claim or a similar personal injury claim due to an infection, we advise you consult personal injury claims advisors about the incident. You are welcome to contact Legal Expert now about your potential case. All you need to do is give us a call or contact us online and we will advise you further.

My breast implant ruptured can I claim compensation?

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.

My implant has deflated can I claim compensation?

If your implant has deflated, you may be eligible to make breast enlargement claims for compensation. This will depend on the extent of the injury and 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.

Assessing the severity of your breast augmentation injury

It is often challenging to assess the severity of a breast augmentation injury and the impact it is going to have on the claimant in the future. This is why it is important to undergo a medical examination if you want to make breast augmentation claims, 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.

How much compensation will I get after an accident causing a breast augmentation injury?

One question we often hear regarding breast enlargement claims 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 compensationTypical compensation amountComments
Severe Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder£59,860 to £100,670Permanent effects preventing normal function.
Moderate Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder£8,180 to £23,150Largely recovered from trauma.
Severe psychiatric damage£54,830 to £115,730This 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£19,070 to £54,830This payout relates to the one above, yet there will be a much more optimistic prognosis.
Moderate psychiatric damage£5,860 to £19,070There 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£1,540 to £5,860The impact on the person’s sleep and daily activities will determine the payout in this case.
Scarring£7,830 to £22,730The number of noticeable laceration scars will often determine how much money is paid out.
Scarring£2,370 to £7,830This payout is for cases where there are several superficial scars or one noticeable scar.
Mental anguish£4,670Fear of impending death.

More Payouts For Breast Enlargement Gone Wrong Claims

As mentioned earlier, there is also the possibility that you could be eligible to receive a figure known as special damages. This amount is calculated so that any costs or financial losses that have been caused by your boob job gone wrong as a result of negligence can be paid back to you. For this portion of your breast impact compensation claim, it’s vital that you acquire and supply suitable documents to support your claim. For example:

  • Receipts – For instance, you may have had to pay for public transport if you are in too much pain to drive. Receipts or tickets could be provided as evidence.
  • Prescription slips – These can prove that you had to pay for any medication required as a result of your injuries.
  • Payslips – If your injuries prevent you from returning to work right away, you could experience a loss of earnings. By providing payslips, you can prove how much you would have been able to earn if not for your injuries.

There are other forms of evidence you can provide as well. If you’d like to know more, including what else can be included in a special damages payment, get in touch with us today. If you have any questions at all about a potential breast impact accident claim, our advisors are standing by and ready to help.

No Win No Fee breast augmentation injury claims

If you want to make breast augmentation claims, you’ll be pleased to hear that 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 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. You do not need to worry about this when you use our service to make breast enlargement claims. You can have complete peace of mind that we only take on cases that we believe have a genuine chance of securing compensation.

Why choose us as your claims service for a breast augmentation injury claim

There are many reasons why you should choose us if you are thinking about making breast augmentation claims. We have an extensive amount of experience in the industry, but we have an exceptional reputation to back it up. You only need to look at the feedback from 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 from your breast enlargement claims.

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.

Call for free advice and to start a claim

If you have any queries regarding breast augmentation claims or you are ready to start a claim, please do not hesitate to get in touch.

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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.

Breast Enlargement Claims FAQs

Can breast implants last a lifetime?

The recommendation is to change breast implants every 10-20 years as they usually don’t last a lifetime. This is because older implants become more prone to complications, such as rupture.

Who can I sue?

If you suffered as a result of undergoing breast enlargement surgery, there could be a number of parties that could be responsible and therefore liable for your claim. For example, if you experienced medical negligence at a private hospital, you could be able to sue them.

Can I claim compensation for PIP implants?

PIP implants are silicone gel implants that about 47,000 women had fitted. However, they would receive a ban in the UK in 2010 due to a lack of medical approval for the silicone. With the manufacturing company since closing down, there’s no way of suing them directly. However, there may be alternate routes of claiming compensation, so please get in touch today to find out more.

What happens if PIP implants rupture?

PIP implants are 2-6 times more likely to rupture than standard implants but are by no means toxic or carcinogenic. However, they pose a risk of infection, as trapped bacteria from inside a sealed implant could be released into the body upon rupture. If you believe you may be experiencing a breast implant rupture, please seek immediate medical attention.

How much compensation could I claim?

Every personal injury claim is different, so therefore the valuation must be different on an individual basis. As a result, there’s no way to estimate how much your surgery compensation claims could be worth without looking into it in more detail. So please get in touch today for a free valuation of your cosmetic surgery claims.

How do solicitors value claims?

The calculation of compensation happens by using the extent of each claimant’s suffering to determine the size of their payout. And the more damage they sustain, the more compensation they usually receive if successful.

Should I have a solicitor?

There isn’t technically any legal requirement to have a solicitor. However, having one handle your case could help you win the compensation that you deserve. It’ll also spare you the stress of working through the claims process on your own. This especially helps when you have a No Win No Fee agreement.

Where can I find a solicitor?

Please get in touch with Legal Expert today to see how our panel of personal injury solicitors could help you claim on a No Win No Fee basis today.

Useful links

NHS – Breast Enlargement

This link takes you to the NHS page for breast enlargement (implants). Information includes cost, what the treatment involves, choosing implants, recovery, and more.

How much compensation can I claim for negligent cosmetic surgery?

If you have been the victim of a botched cosmetic surgery procedure for breast enlargement or breast reduction,  you could claim compensation. Contact our experts today for free advice.

Medical negligence claims – How much compensation can I claim?

For any type of clinical or medical negligence, contact our specialist medical negligence team, and our panel of medical negligence solicitors will let you know if you have a claim. Contact us today about negligent breast surgery.

Further Medical Negligence Articles

We hope you now have a greater understanding of filing breast augmentation claims. If you still have any questions about breast surgery compensation or other kinds of personal injury compensation, then feel free to contact the Legal Expert advisors today.

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