Cosmetic surgery compensation claims

Top tier rankings in Independent Legal Directories (Legal 500 and Chambers)

Independently recognised and accredited by The Law Society, APIL and AvMA

Leaders in the field of medical negligence compensation

Specialist cosmetic surgery injury lawyers

Compensation claims for failed cosmetic surgery

Choosing to undergo cosmetic surgery is a personal decision, but as with any medical procedure, there are risks. When cosmetic surgery goes wrong you may be left with both physical and emotional scars, as well as the financial burden of revision surgery. For many, the best approach is to seek compensation for negligent cosmetic surgery.

Contacting a specialist cosmetic surgery lawyer to purse a claim in clinical negligence can result in compensation which will help you get your life back on track.

It is vital when pursuing a cosmetic surgery claim that you have the right lawyer behind you to provide you with the best support and guidance. Our specialist clinical negligence solicitors are a dedicated team with in depth knowledge and experience in bringing medical negligence cases. We have years of experience winning cases for clients where cosmetic treatments have gone wrong, and understand the specific intricacies of a huge variety of cosmetic procedures. Your lawyer will always be available to answer questions and guide you through the often daunting legal procedures to ensure you recover the compensation you deserve.

We are true specialists in clinical negligence, and we have earned our reputation based on the quality of our work: the team is ranked in the top tier by both leading Legal Directories (Legal 500 and Chambers) and several individual Solicitors are ranked as Leaders in the field. We are also independently accredited by The Law Society, The Association of Personal Injury Lawyers (APIL) and Action against Medical Accidents (AvMA), so you can be sure that your case will have the best chance of success.

Although not an exhaustive list, some of our specialisms include:

As well as being able to contact us on the phone or by email, you can find answers to our most commonly asked medical negligence claims questions here as well as information on your funding options here.

If you feel that you have received negligent cosmetic treatment then please contact us and we will be able to discuss you potential claim further and answer any extra questions you may have.




Our credentials

“A premier Somerset firm with experience of a broad range of high-value matters, including catastrophic birth injury claims. Routinely engaged on cerebral palsy cases and spinal injury claims, and offers expertise in weight loss surgery and dental negligence matters. Strengths (Quotes mainly from clients): “Withy King were caring and understood us. They listened to our concerns and needs, and helped in whichever way they could.” “They are incredibly organised, easy to approach and they have a very supportive team who are incredibly sympathetic.” Notable practitioners: Head of department Simon Elliman (Band 1) oversees an array of complex claims, including cerebral palsy and spinal injury matters. In addition he acts on dental negligence cases. Sources say: “He is very able and he inspires confidence through calmness.” Market observers consider Paul Rumley (Band 1) “a very approachable lawyer with vast experience on high-value and complex cases.” He handles a range of matters including birth injury claims, fatal accidents and delay in diagnosis of cancer claims.” Chambers 2017 Somerset

“Highly commended firm with an excellent reputation across a broad spectrum of clinical negligence matters. Routinely acts on catastrophic cases including brain and spinal injury claims. Also noted for its handling of matters arising from amputation, delayed diagnosis and weight loss surgery. Strengths (Quotes mainly from clients): “They’ve been amazing. They spoke to me on a level I understood. They are very understanding and compassionate and they advised me well the whole way through.” Notable practitioners: Head of department Richard Coleman (Band 1) offers vast experience of complex claims involving cerebral palsy, spinal injury and bariatric surgery, among other matters. “He is very good at negotiating settlements in difficult cases” and “doesn’t lose sight of the human aspect of it all,” assert sources.” Chambers 2017 Oxford and surrounds

“Royds Withy King is a ‘leading firm’ for catastrophic birth injury cases. Key figures include practice head Simon Elliman, who handles dental negligence, cerebral palsy and spinal injury claims; ‘first-rate solicitor’ Paul Rumley; and Kerstin Kubiak, who stands out for her ‘exceptional analysis’.” Legal 500 2016 South West 

“The ‘knowledgeable, dependable and competent’ team at Royds Withy King is led by ‘astute strategist’ Richard Coleman and includes Tracy Norris-Evans, who is ‘extremely knowledgeable and committed to her clients’.” Legal 500 2016 South East

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I am very happy with not only the outcome but the service and knowledge of Ben Lees. He was courteous and professional throughout, breaking down complex medical and legal issues clearly and concisely. I wouldn't hesitate to use him again or recommend him to anyone requiring expertise in this area.
Royds Withy King client

FAQs

There are three ways you can fund a claim. The most common one is when we enter into a ‘no win no fee’ agreement, which is also known as a Conditional Fee Agreement (CFA). Alternatively, you could be eligible for Legal Aid, or you might have a legal expenses insurance policy that you could use, even if you might not know you have it.

The main thing to note is that if your case is viable, we can always find a way to fund it, and we will choose the way that best meets your needs. We’ll do everything we can to keep the costs down – people often finding that bringing a claim costs them nothing. Find out more about ways to fund your claim.

It depends on a number of factors – for example, whether your opponent is denying there was a fault, whether you need further treatment, whether the case needs a medical expert, and whether the case needs to go to Court. Your solicitor will be able to let you know how long it should take.

Most simple cases should be dealt with within 18 to 24 months. Although complicated claims can take longer, it is very rare for any new case to take more than three years.

This depends on your particular situation. Compensation is made up of two parts:

General damages – this is compensation for your pain, suffering and effects on your everyday life. The court will determine the amount by looking at the Judicial Studies Board Guidelines and the amounts awarded in recent similar cases.

Special damages – this includes things like any financial losses you’ve incurred or will incur in the future, including loss of earnings or other income, travel expenses and other costs that we can show were caused by the negligence.

All compensation must be proved to be a result of the alleged negligent medical treatment. If the link cannot be proved, then the court won’t award any damages. As the claimant, it is your responsibility to prove each and every aspect of your claim, including your entitlement to general and special damages.


Contact us if you have received negligent cosmetic surgery, you can speak to our team for free on: