Tummy tuck (abdominoplasty) compensation claims
If you or a loved one have suffered injury or trauma as a result of negligent tummy tuck surgery then our team of Clinical and Medical Negligence lawyers may be able to help you make a tummy tuck compensation claim and seek corrective treatment where appropriate.
Abdominoplasty, more commonly known as a tummy tuck, is when excess fat and skin is removed from the abdomen (tummy) to improve its shape. It can also be used to remove or reduce stretch marks and unwanted scars on the abdomen.
Your surgeon should discuss with you what will happen before, during and after your procedure, and any pain you might experience. You should be advised of the risks, benefits and any alternatives to the procedure. It is important that you give your consent for the procedure to go ahead and sign a consent form. Many tummy tuck compensation claims follow as a result of lack of informed consent from a patient prior to surgery.
The procedure is then performed under general anaesthetic and usually takes a couple of hours to complete.
Other outcomes following negligent tummy tuck
Unfortunately the procedure does not always go to plan resulting in the tummy not looking like you had expected. Other outcomes as a result of negligent treatment can include:
- blood clots
- intensive scarring
- skin or fat necrosis
- nerve damage – resulting in numbness in the abdominal region
- perforated bowel.
Such injuries would not only cause you pain and suffering, but might also cost you time off work as you recover. You might also need to have corrective surgery requiring you to take even more time off work.
We understand that the physical and emotional aspects of negligent cosmetic surgery can be difficult for our clients. In addition to seeking financial compensation, we will discuss with you the options of bringing a claim for corrective treatment and counselling, where appropriate.
If you, or a loved one, have experienced injury or trauma following a tummy tuck (Abdominoplasty) procedure and would like to discuss making a tummy tuck compensation claim please call our Clinical and Medical Negligence lawyers on Freephone: 0808 164 0808 for a FREE, no-obligation chat. Alternatively, please feel free to complete the request a call back form and we will call you.