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CoolSculpting Fat Freezing Negligence Injury Claims Guide

By Daniel Archer. Last Updated 14th April 2022. Fat freezing procedures have become very popular over the past few years. The procedure 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 may be able to make a claim for compensation.

You could 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.

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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% 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 by a specialist. The professional is able to 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 alternative to fat reduction surgery. While there has not been an abundance of research into 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.

The procedure doesn’t involve anaesthesia, tissue manipulation, or cutting, so 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 weeks 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:

  • Experiencing a sensation of fullness in the throat after treatments involving the chin or neck region
  • Diarrhoea, which is caused because by dead fat cells being expelled 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?

There are also a number of conditions that put your health at greater risk by opting for 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 in part by using the medical report that has been provided by your doctor. You will be provided with a sum of money that should reflect the level of pain and suffering you have endured due to your injuries. 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. 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 bills
  • Travel costs
  • Loss of earnings
  • 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,  it can go by quickly. But it’s true; once you have coped with your recovery and then given yourself some time to recover, 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 the 3-year time window will begin from the date of your diagnosis instead.

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 may want to know how much compensation you can receive if you make a claim for fat freezing gone wrong. Unfortunately, giving you a precise figure in terms of how much money you will receive is not an easy task. 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 fee that directly relates to the pain and suffering caused by your injuries is known as general damages.

However, this does not mean you cannot get a good understanding of how much your claim will be worth. In the table below, you will see the average payout amounts for the most common injuries relating to fat freezing injury compensation claims.

These figures have been taken from a legal publication that’s used to assist in calculating the value of the general damages portion of personal injury claims. It’s known as the Judicial College Guidelines (JCG).

InjuryDescriptionAmount
SkinItchy and/or irritating rashes that resolve in a few months when treatment is administered
£1,600 to £3,710
Psychiatric DamageLength of period you're affected is taken into account, alongside to what level your daily activities are disrupted£1,440 to £5,550
ScarringA single scar that's noticeable, or possibly several scars that are superficial£2,220 to £7,350
ScarringNo significant internal injuries but a more noticeable scar will be present£7,350 to £21,330

Hopefully, you now have a better understanding of 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 worry. You can still make a claim. The figures above are just a small sample of the figures present in the JCG. 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 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 stands a good enough chance of success, 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 your time won’t be wasted. If we do not believe that your case is strong enough, we will tell you. 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 wish to make a claim, or you have any further questions, give us a call on 0800 073 8804.  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 can also contact us about your claim online, as well as our email address. Plus, our live chat feature is available seven days per week, 24 hours per day.

Frequently Asked Questions

How much could my fat freezing negligence claim be worth?

This depends on the nature of your injuries. If you have been severely injured due to negligence then the amount you receive for your injuries would generally be more than an injury of a minor nature. Factors such as your recovery period and the impact your injuries have on your life are taken into account when your claim is being calculated.

Therefore, any settlement would vary on a case by case basis. Get in touch for a bespoke valuation. Or, head to our compensation calculator.

My fat freezing has gone wrong, how long do I have to claim for my injuries?

In accordance with the Limitation Act 1980, you generally have 3 years from the date you were injured to start a personal injury claim. However, there are some instances where this time limit can be extended or even suspended.

Injuries involving children are just one example of one of these scenarios. Additionally, you may be able to start your 3-year time limit from the date you discovered your injuries, as this may differ from the date you were actually injured. This is called the date of knowledge.

If you need more information on whether or not your time limit has expired, then reach out today.

Does the person performing the fat freezing procedure owe me a duty of care?

Yes. This means they must take all reasonable steps to reduce the risk of you being injured, or your health being negatively impacted. For example, their employer should make sure that the person administering the procedure is qualified to do so and is adequately trained.

If not, then their behaviour could be described as negligent, and the fat freeze treatment could cause you to be injured if it goes wrong.

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

Our guide on cosmetic surgery claims.

Beauty Treatment Compensation

Another of our articles regarding claims due to other beauty treatments gone wrong.

NHS report on fat freezing

A report from the NHS on fat freezing.

Litigation Friends

You can appoint another adult to pursue a claim on your behalf. This government source will tell you more.

Liposuction

Information from the NHS regarding the fat-removal surgical alternative.

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