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Liposuction Negligence Claims – How Much Can I Claim?

By Stephen Hudson. Last Updated 3rd July 2024. Welcome to our liposuction negligence claims guide.

On this page, you will find a guide to making a liposuction negligence claim for a botched cosmetic surgery. The guide is intended to walk people through the legal process of making a personal injury claim if they have suffered at the hands of a cosmetic surgeon.

For instant and free legal advice about your claim, call Legal Expert on 0800 073 8804 right now, and one of our team will talk you through the claims process and help you to begin your own claim for a botched liposuction procedure.

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Select a Section:

  1. When Can I Claim For Medical Negligence During Liposuction?
  2. What Is Liposuction?
  3. What Happens After Liposuction And How Long Does It Take To Recover?
  4. What Are The Normal Side Effects From Liposuction?
  5. What Could Go Wrong With Liposuction Treatment?
  6. Liposuction Infection Claims
  7. Can I Claim For Scarring From Liposuction?
  8. Botched Liposuction – How Much Compensation You Could Be Owed
  9. No Win No Fee Liposuction Injury Claims
  10. Useful Links

When Can I Claim For Medical Negligence During Liposuction?

If you undergo liposuction or another type of surgical procedure, then the medical professionals who treat you automatically owe you a duty of care. Under this duty, a medical professional should provide the correct standard of care and avoid causing any unnecessary harm to you and any of their other patients.

You may be eligible to claim for a surgical procedure that has gone wrong, such as botched back liposuction or liposuction for other parts of the body, if the following applies:

  • An error was made during the surgical procedure because a medical professional breached the duty of care they owed you.
  • You experienced unnecessary harm because of this.

For more advice about making a botched liposuction claim and how much compensation you may receive, please read on or contact our team of advisors either online or by calling us.

What Is Liposuction?

Liposuction is a very common type of cosmetic surgery that is popular with both males and females in the UK. The process of liposuction has been developed to remove unwanted fat from the body. It can work in areas such as the thighs and tummy, as well as smaller regions of the body such as the neck and upper chest.

When a person has liposuction done, the excess fat is literally sucked out. However, it is not an alternative to standard weight loss techniques. Liposuction only works on hard to burn, excess fat, not on fat in general.

If you have suffered due to a botched liposuction procedure, Legal Expert can help you claim for it. To find out more about liposuction negligence claims, call us on the telephone number at the end of this page to proceed.

What Could Go Wrong With Liposuction Treatment?

Aside from side effects of liposuction after the process has been carried out, there is a further way that a liposculpture injury could occur, even a serious one such as internal organ damage, defined below:

  • Damage to one of the critical internal organs.
  • Bad results causing lumps in the flesh in the area the procedure was carried out on.
  • Haematoma (bleeding underneath the skin) in the area the procedure was carried out on.
  • Changes to the tone or colour of the skin in the area the procedure was carried out on.
  • Pulmonary Oedema (the lungs filling up with fluids) or Pulmonary Embolism (blood clots starting to form in the lungs).
  • Heavy bleeding in the area the procedure was carried out on.
  • Infections in the area the procedure was carried out on.

If you suffered due to something going wrong during your liposuction, such as these problems detailed above, call Legal Expert at the number down at the end of this page to make liposuction negligence claims.

Liposuction Infection Claims

As with any surgical procedure, there is always a risk that the patient will become infected while the incisions that enabled the surgery to heal. If you develop a serious infection after liposuction, then it could be through medical negligence that the infection came about, and you would have a valid cause to claim compensation (more on this in a later section).

Legal Expert is experienced in making clinical negligence claims, and we can use this experience to help you in your claim, call us on the phone number in the last section of this guide to find out how. You could be entitled to liposuction compensation if you were harmed by a botched lipo procedure.

Can I Claim For Scarring From Liposuction?

There are a number of ways that liposuction can result in permanent scarring and lead to liposuction negligence claims being made. For example, when it comes to liposuction scars, legs and thighs can easily be scarred. These liposuction burns can cause scarring in any area of the body where liposuction is used. If the cause of the burns is medical negligence, you will be able to claim for the scarring.

Have you suffered permanent scarring due to a botched liposuction procedure? The Legal Expert can help you claim, call us on the number at the end of this guide to start your claim today.

Botched Liposuction – How Much Compensation You Could Be Owed

If you are considering starting a medical negligence claim, you may be wondering how much compensation you could receive. Compensation is awarded on a case-by-case basis, which means we can’t provide an average settlement for botched liposuction. However, you can still get a broad idea of what you could potentially receive through the Judicial College Guidelines (JCG).

The JCG offers guideline compensation amounts for a number of different injuries and illnesses and is often used by solicitors to help them value general damages. This is the head of your claim that covers the pain and suffering you undergo due to your injuries. Below, we have created a table to showcase some of these guidelines that could be relevant botched liposuction claims. We’ve also included a figure in the first row to show you how compensation could be awarded for multiple types of harm plus special damages. This figure was not taken from the JCG.

Type of injurySeverity of injuryCompensation for injury
Multiple serious injuries plus special damagesSeriousUp to £250,000+
Facial scarringVery severe£36,340 to £118,790
Facial scarringLess severe£21,920 to £59,090
Facial scarringSignificant scarring£11,120 to £36,720
Facial scarringLess significant scarring£4,820 to £16,770
Facial scarringTrivial scarring£2,080 to £4,310
Psychiatric damage (generally)Moderately severe£23,270 to £66,920
Psychiatric damage (generally)Moderate£7,150 to £23,270
Scarring to other parts of the bodySeveral noticeable laceration scars or a single disfiguring scar£9,560 to £27,740
Scarring to other parts of the bodyOne noticeable scar or several superficial scars£2,890 to £9,560

You could also claim for special damages. This head allows you to recoup the financial losses you suffer as a result of your injuries, such as:

  • Medical bills
  • Cosmetic aids
  • Mobility aids
  • Travel costs
  • Loss of earnings

You have to be able to prove these losses in order to claim them back. Contact our team today if your liposuction was botched to find out how one of our solicitors could help you make a claim.

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No Win No Fee Liposuction Injury Claims

If you have been the victim of liposuction infection or have some permanent scarring from liposuction that was botched, then Legal Expert can help you make liposuction negligence claims. Our medical negligence claims service is operated under a No Win No Fee type of agreement.

Under this type of agreement, there are absolutely no costs at all to start a clinical negligence claim, and regardless of how long it takes to reach a settlement, there will be no ongoing costs. If your claim is unsuccessful, then again, there is no charge. The only time that we will charge our full fee is when you actually receive a payout.

This makes the Legal Expert claims service a risk-free way to make a medical negligence claim from a financial standpoint.

For more information on how No Win No Fee could work for you, why not get in touch with us today? Our advisors could connect you with a No Win No Fee surgical negligence solicitor to represent you in your claim.

Call us on 0800 073 8804 today so we can start the claims process on your behalf. You can also get in touch via our online form or by messaging the live chat on our website.

Useful Links

We have provided a link that you will see below, that will send you to a complete and total guide on the legal process of making a clinical negligence compensation claim:

A complete guide to claiming compensation for clinical / medical negligence

We have provided a link that you will see below, that will send you to a complete and total guide on the legal process of making a compensation claim for infections:

A complete guide to claiming compensation for infections

We have provided a link that you will see below, that will send you to a guide to cosmetic surgery that has been published by the NHS:

A complete guide to cosmetic surgery published by the NHS

We have provided a link that you will see below, that will send you to a page that has been published by the NHS that covers liposuction, what it is, how it works, why it is used and the risks and side effects of the procedure:

A complete guide to liposuction published by the NHS

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