Breast reduction compensation claims
Every year many women undergo breast reduction surgery. Many opt for this surgery for cosmetic reasons and others decide to have surgery in order to get rid of back pain. However, sadly not all of these operations are successfully carried out and in some instances patients receive negligent treatment.
Having any elective surgery is an important and very serious decision. With all operations there are risks and it is vital, before going ahead, that you are aware of those risks and the limits of what the surgery can achieve. Breast reduction surgery will rarely achieve the perfect set of breasts. It is important that prior to the operation that you were fully informed as failure to do so may result in a lack of informed consent.
Problems following breast reduction surgery
Common problems that are seen following breast surgery are as follows:
- asymmetrical breasts
- one breast being larger than the other
- drooping nipples
- the need for further surgery
- excessive scarring
- lack of sensation.
In addition to the compensation for the negligent treatment we will discuss with experts whether corrective surgery would be appropriate and ensure that any psychological issues are considered as part of the compensation claim.
If you would like to discuss making a claim for compensation as a result of breast reduction surgery please call a member of our Clinical and Medical Negligence team on Freephone: 0808 164 0808 for a FREE, no-obligation chat. Alternatively, please complete the request a call back form and we will call you.