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CoolSculpting Fat Freezing Negligence Injury Claims Guide – How Much Compensation Can I Claim? Burns / Sores

Fat freezing is a procedure that has become very popular over the past few years. It provides a non-surgical alternative to liposuction. While most procedures go well, there are cases whereby mistakes lead to fat freezing burns and other injuries. If you have been the victim of fat freezing gone wrong, you will be able to make a claim for compensation. You will receive a payout for your psychological and physical injuries, as well as any out-of-pocket expenses you have been subject to. Here at Legal Expert, we have many years of experience when it comes to fat freezing injury compensation claims and we can help you to get the payout you deserve. If you would like more information, you can reach our team on 0800 073 8804. However, before you give us a call, make sure you read on to discover everything you need to know regarding fat freezing claims.

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A Guide To Claiming Compensation For Fat Freezing Injury Compensation Claims

Fat freezing injury

Fat freezing injury

If you have suffered a fat freezing injury, this guide has all of the information you need to know. No matter whether you have suffered cryolipolysis skin burn or blisters from CoolSculpting, this guide will cover all of the details regarding launching a successful claim. This includes details on the types of damages you can secure, as well as how much compensation you may receive. We will also tell you a bit more about the service that we provide, including our 100 per cent No Win, No Fee approach to fat freezing injury compensation claims. If you still have a query by the time you get to the end of the guide, please do not hesitate to give us a call.

What Is Fat Freezing?

Fat freezing is a procedure that has become exceptionally popular over the past few years. This is a non-surgical procedure that destroys fat cells, helping people with those pockets of body fat that are difficult to shift. Clinically known as cryogenic lipolysis, this procedure is a non-surgical alternative to liposuction and it does exactly what it says on the tin. The fat cells are frozen over a period of time, with the purpose of reducing them. It is a procedure that must be carried out be a specialist. The professional can target any of the person’s problematic areas, such as their arms, thighs, or stomach. Patients need to sit up for two hours. During this time, cool paddles will be applied to the skin, sucking it and crystallising the fat cells.

Fat Freezing Risks

CoolSculpting is a non-invasive sort of fat reduction surgery. While there has not been an abundance of research on it, it is generally viewed as a safe procedure. In fact, most people do not feel a thing when it is carried out, just a tugging sensation when the two cooling panels are placed on the skin. As the procedure does not involve anaesthesia, tissue manipulation, or cutting, the vast majority of people can go back to their normal life and they do not have any recovery time. The fat freezing side effects tend to only occur around the area that has been treated and they are minor. Most will go away without a few days or week after you have had the procedure. If you do experience a loss of sensation or numbness around the area that was treated, this is normal. It should only last around a month, though.

So, let’s take a look at some of the immediate CoolSculpting side effects. This includes…

  • Muscle cramping
  • Mild to moderate pain
  • Skin sensitivity
  • Numbness
  • Tingling
  • Stringing
  • Bruising
  • Tenderness
  • Minor swelling
  • Pinching sensation
  • Firmness
  • Redness

You may experience the symptoms that have been mentioned above for a few days or weeks after you have had the procedure.

Some of the other symptoms that you could suffer from include the following:

  • A feeling of fullness in the throat after treatments involving the chin or neck region
  • Diarrhoea, which is caused because deaf fat cells are being removed from the body
  • Itchiness, especially a few days after you have had the treatment

If you have suffered any symptoms that have not been mentioned, or they have lasted for a lot longer than they should have, it is advisable to see a doctor as soon as possible. It is also likely that you will be able to claim. Common injuries that people claim for including blisters after cryolipolysis and CoolSculpting burns.

Who Should Avoid CoolSculpting?

It is important to stress that CoolSculpting is not a recommended obesity treatment nor is it a form of weight loss. There are also a number of conditions that mean you should not have CoolSculpting. This includes people that have weakened immune systems. Other conditions that mean fat freezing is not a good idea include the following:

  • Severe anxiety disorders
  • Chronic pain conditions
  • Allergy to isopropyl alcohol or propylene glycol
  • Implanted, active medical devices
  • History of hernia
  • Bleeding conditions that thin the blood
  • Long-term use of blood thinning medications
  • Inflammatory skin conditions
  • Nerve conditions
  • Reduced circulation at the treatment area
  • Chilblains
  • Raynaud’s disease
  • Cold agglutinin disease
  • Pregnancy

If you have not been warned about the risks of CoolSculpting, you could make a claim.

Types Of Fat Freezing Injury Claims

There are many different types of fat freezing injury claims that can be made. Nevertheless, it all comes down to proving that you did not receive the required level of treatment and that this resulted in you suffering an injury. Here are some examples of the claims you can make:

  • Claiming because you did not get the right aftercare
  • A defective product was utilised, such as a damaged implant
  • Your treatment was not performed to the expected standard
  • You did not receive enough information about the risks of your procedure

What Can I Claim For When Making A Fat Freezing Injury Compensation Claim?

When discussing fat freezing injury compensation, it is imperative to note that it is split into two parts. These are special damages and general damages. The latter relates to the compensation you will receive for your injuries and your suffering. This will be calculated using the medical report that has been provided by your doctor. You will be provided with a sum of money that will be satisfactory enough to get you through the recovery process. You can claim for both physical and psychological injuries, so make sure you keep this in mind.

However, your injuries are not the only thing you will be able to claim for you. Special damages relate to any out of pocket costs you have encountered because of your injuries. Let’s take a look at some examples…

  • Medical expenses
  • Travel costs
  • Loss of income
  • Cost of counselling
  • The cost of any treatment or cosmetic surgeries to rectify the damage
  • Childcare expenses
  • Cost of adapting accommodation

You will be able to claim for any expense that has been caused because of your injuries, but you will need to have proof in order to claim. So, make sure you keep a hold of your receipts and any other documents that will help your case.

Time Limits On Orthopaedic Fat Freezing Injury Compensation Claims

We highly advise that as soon as you feel ready to make a personal injury claim, you should do so. There really is no time to waste and we will reveal all of the reasons why. So, let’s take a look…

Let’s begin with the fact that there is actually a time limit on all personal injury cases, which is three years. While three years may seem like a long time, time flies, excuse the cliché. But it’s true; once you have coped with your recovery and then given yourself a little bit of time and so on and so forth, you can be startled to find yourself with a race against the clock when it comes to making a claim, especially as court proceedings must be issued within this time frame. This time limit starts from the date of your accident, unless your injuries have developed over time, in which case you will have three years from the date of your diagnosis instead.

The personal injury claims time limit is not the only reason why you should claim as quickly as possible. If you leave it a year or even longer to claim, you are only going to find it more difficult to build a case. This is because the details will no longer be fresh in your mind. Not only this, but you may find it tough to get your hands on some evidence.

When you take all of these points into account, it is not difficult to see why it is so advisable to claim sooner rather than later. So, if you have been involved in an accident that was not your fault, get in touch with Legal Expert today. One of our panel of experienced No Win, No Fee solicitors will ensure you have the best chance of securing compensation.

Calculating Compensation For Fat Freezing Injury Compensation

You probably want to know how much compensation you can receive if you make a claim for fat freezing gone wrong, right? Unfortunately, giving you a precise figure in terms of how much money you will receive is simply not possible. This is because all cases are different and they are handled as such. Everything from the severity of your original injury to the psychological impact it has had on your life will be taken into account. This does not mean you cannot get a good understanding of how much your claim will be worth, though. In the table below, you will see the average payout amounts for the most common injuries relating to fat freezing injury compensation claims.

What injury have you suffered?NotesThe typical payout for this sort of injury
Moderate psychological injuriesThere will be issues with the following:

1. Prognosis
2. Future vulnerability
3. The extent to which treatment would be a success
4. The impact on the person’s relationships with family and friends
5. The person’s ability to cope with work, education, and life

Nevertheless, prognosis will be positive and there will have bee a marked improvement by the trial.
£5,130 to £16,720
Minor injuriesA complete recovery within three months.£1,200 to £2,150
Less severe psychological injuriesHow your sleep has been impacted, as well as your daily lifestyle, will be taken into account when determining the payout amount.£1,350 to £5,130
Minor injuriesA complete recovery within seven days.A few hundred pounds to £600
Moderately severe psychological injuriesThere are significant problems with 1-5 mentioned above. However, these cases fall short of the most severe category because there is still some optimism. £16,720 to £48,080
Severe psychological injuriesThe person will have severe issues with factors 1-5. There will be a very poor prognosis.£48,080 to £101,470
Moderate pain disorderSymptoms will be ongoing despite£18,480 to £33,750
Severe pain disorderWhere symptoms are ongoing, albeit of lesser degree than above.£36,950 to £55,240
Scarring/burns/marks to parts of the bodyThe vast majority of payouts for one scar that is disfiguring or laceration scars that are noticeable fall into this category.£6,870 to £19,930
Scarring/burns/marks to parts of the bodyA number of superficial scars or one scar that is noticeable with a little bit of cosmetic deficit.£2,080 to £6,870
Scarring/burns/marks to parts of the bodyThis is for the most severe scars are burns. The payout will be determined based on the following factors:
1. The psychological impact
2. Any resulting physical disability
3. The need for surgery
4. The cosmetic impact of the injuries
5. Whether the scars are full thickness, superficial, or partial thickness
6. The percentage body area that has been impacted
Likely to exceed £91,910

Hopefully, you now have a better understanding regarding the amount of compensation you may receive if you make a claim for a fat freezing injury. Nevertheless, if you are still unsure because the injury you have suffered is not featured above, please don’t panic! You can still make a claim. Just give our team a call for further information about the average payout amount for the type of injury you have sustained.

No Win, No Fee Compensation For Fat Freezing Injury Compensation

One thing you definitely shouldn’t compromise on is payment. Don’t put yourself at risk by opting for a personal injury solicitor that charges by the hour or per every ‘service’ they provide you with. Instead, you should only consider No Win, No Fee accident lawyers. Luckily, we only offer a 100 per cent No Win, No Fee service, so you can be certain you are in safe hands when you claim with us.

There are many benefits associated with a No Win, No Fee lawyer; however, the most obvious is that you will only pay legal fees if the lawyer manages to win your case. This is extremely beneficial, as it minimises the risk of making a personal injury claim. If you were to use the services of a solicitor that worked to a different payment structure, the potential monetary implications are huge, as there is the chance you could spend extortionate amounts on legal fees only for your case to be unsuccessful. This is something a lot of people cannot afford, but luckily you don’t need to worry about this when going down the No Win, No Fee route.

This also ensures a much better service. After all, how much the solicitor earns is linked to the outcome of the case, and, therefore, they are going to be much more incentivised to give your case the level of attention it deserves and do everything in their power to ensure you get the compensation you are entitled to. A No Win, No Fee solicitor won’t waste your time. If they do not think that your case is strong enough, they will tell you. Here at Legal Expert, all of our panel of lawyers work to a No Win, No Fee agreement. Give us a call today to discuss your claim in further detail.

How We Can Help You Take Action For Fat Freezing Injury Compensation

When you are looking for a law firm, it is so important to find one that has a considerable amount of experience in the industry. You want to be confident in the fact that they have handled many cases before and thus they will be able to secure the compensation you deserve. You can be sure this is the case when using our service, as we have successfully helped thousands of personal injury victims to secure the money they are entitled to over the many years we have been in the industry. In fact, it is likely that we have handled hundreds of personal injury claims similar to yours.

One of the main things you should know about our business is the fact that all of our panel of lawyers work on a No Win, No Fee basis. What does this mean? Well, you will only pay legal fees if we manage to win your case. Therefore, financial risk is decreased by a significant degree. You don’t have to worry about the possibility of spending an enormous sum on legal fees only and then having no compensation to fund it with. This also means that we won’t waste your time. If we do not believe that your case is strong enough, we will tell you. We have nothing to gain by simply taking on any old claim. So, give us a call today to discover more and to be provided with an experienced, specialist personal injury lawyer.

Start Your Claim Today

If you are ready to make a claim, or you have any further questions, all you need to do is give us a call on 0800 073 8804. This line is open from 9.00 a.m. until 9.00 p.m. every day of the week, so you can call whenever suits you. You will speak to one of our friendly and experienced advisors, who will answer all of your queries and give you a realistic assessment of your case. If you are happy to proceed, you will then be matched to the best No Win, No Fee solicitor from our team based on the ins and outs of your case. Head to our contact page if you would prefer to get in touch with us via a different method. You will find an online contact form, as well as our email address. Plus, our live chat feature is available seven days per week, 24 hours per day.

Further Links And Resources

We hope that you have found this guide useful and you now feel more prepared in terms of making a claim for your fat freezing injury. However, if you do need some more information, you may find the guides and links below useful.

Medical Negligence Compensation Claim Amounts View Our Guide

If you have been the victim of medical negligence view our online guide.

Negligence in medical and/or clinical settings– This link takes you to our guide on cosmetic surgery claims. You will find out everything you need to know regarding these claims and how much money you may receive.

NHS report on fat freezing– This link takes you to a report that was put together by Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery in 2015 and published on the NHS website. The report is all about the efficacy and safety of current cryolipolysis treatment paradigms.

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