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Botched Cosmetic Surgery

Botched Cosmetic Surgery Claims

People often choose to undergo cosmetic surgery when they feel like they want to improve or change their appearance or boost their confidence. Cosmetic surgery can be expensive depending on the procedure, if someone is paying a lot of money they would expect to have the desired end result as well as a high standard of care from the surgeon.

A few examples of common cosmetic surgery procedures in the UK include:  

  • Breast Enlargement or Augmentation Surgery
  • Blepharoplasty (eyelid surgery)
  • Abdominoplasty (tummy tuck)
  • Rhinoplasty (nose reshaping)
  • Liposuction

If cosmetic surgery goes wrong the patient can be left with devastating results, especially if the surgery is to their face, nose or breasts. Cosmetic surgery negligence can leave the patient with injuries, pain and distress. Illness caused by infections or rejections of tissue or implants. Patients can also be left with deformities such as scarring, misshaping or a lack of symmetry which may require further surgery to correct. If the patient is left with a deformity it can also lead to psychological injuries such as depression and low self-esteem.

If you have been left with injuries, illness or deformities after botched cosmetic surgery Gowing Law has a dedicated team of solicitors to run your claim for personal injury.

Call us today on 0161 464 4444 for a free consultation to see if you have a claim!

Suffered an Injury or Side Effect after Dermal Fillers?

Have you suffered an injury or side effect after Dermal Fillers?

 

Dermal fillers are becoming increasingly popular among women and men in recent years. They are injections that are used to fill out wrinkles and creases in the skin, as well as to create a fuller appearance of lips and cheeks.

There is a wide range of filler types and brands out there, some are more suitable for certain parts of the face than others so that they provide the best results for that area. Some effects of dermal fillers can last longer than others, the materials used in the different types can last anywhere from a couple of months to permanently, depending on the type of filler.

Collagen – can last 3 – 4 months

Hyaluronic Acid – can last 4 -6 months

Calcium hydroxylapetite – can last up to 18 months

Poly-L-Lactic Acid (PLLA) – can last up to 2 years if continuously injected over a long period of time

Polymethylmethacrylate beads (PMMA) – effects can be permanent which can be extremely risky

 

Side Effects

As with any cosmetic procedure there are risks that come with dermal fillers, especially if the client is looking to achieve permanent or long lasting results. No matter how experienced the aesthetician is, there is no guarantee that the desired effect will be achieved.

Common side effects after having dermal fillers are swelling, slight bruising and redness of the area injected, however these should start to die down within 24 hours of the procedure.

Some of the more serious side effects of dermal fillers that can last up to a number of weeks include:

  • Scarring
  • Allergic Reaction
  • Nerve Damage
  • Lumps under the skin
  • Filler moving from the intended area over time
  • Blocked blood vessels
  • Blurred Vision/Loss of sight

If any of these more serious side effects occur it is important to report back to the aesthetician who carried out the procedure or in more severe cases such as an allergic reaction, blurred vision or a blocked blood vessel, seek immediate medical attention!

If you have suffered from side effects or injury after a dermal filler procedure, you can make a claim for personal injury! At Gowing Law we understand how stressful these injuries and side effects can be and we have a professional and dedicated team ready to advise and support you throughout your claim.

Had an Allergic Reaction to Hair Dye?

Allergic reactions to Hair Dye – Symptoms and Treatments

 

It is extremely important that hairdressers carry out patch tests on clients before dying hair. It is most likely that when someone has an allergic reaction to hair dye they are actually allergic to one of the chemicals used in the dye. There are three chemicals commonly used in hair dye that can cause reactions to skin, ammonia, hydrogen peroxide and para-phenylenediamine (PPD).

The allergic reaction is caused by contact dermatitis, which as a skin reaction when it comes into contact with the dye. The reaction can cause dryness, redness, irritation and swelling. PPD is a known irritant and allergen and is the main chemical used in most hair dyes and is responsible for most allergic reactions.

Always follow instructions provided when dying hair at home and always be sure to carry out a patch test 48 hours before dying hair, this should be a small patch of dye applied behind the ear or the inner elbow.

Symptoms & Treatments

An allergic reaction to hair dye can vary from mild irritation to much more serious symptoms, symptoms can appear up to 48 hours after contact or stronger irritants can cause a reaction almost immediately.

A mild reaction to PPD in hair dye can cause irritation and inflammation to the scalp, neck, ears or eyelids. The skin that has come into contact with the dye might develop a burning sensation and appear red, swollen and blistered.

The relief mild symptoms of a reaction, make sure the hair is rinsed thoroughly and washed with a very mild shampoo. If the irritation persists steroid cream can be prescribed from a GP or even purchased over the counter in some pharmacies.

A severe reaction to PPD in hair dye can cause the client to go into anaphylactic shock, symptoms of this include:

  • Itchy skin or a raised, red rash
  • Feeling lightheaded
  • Swelling of eyes, lips, hands and feet
  • Mouth, throat or tongue swelling, which can make breathing difficult
  • Vomiting
  • Loss of consciousness

If someone is experiencing a severe allergic reaction they must seek medical attention immediately and 999 should be dialled.

 

Hair & Beauty Claims – FAQ’s

Hair and Beauty Claims – Your Frequently Asked Questions Answered

 

Some people may be unaware that they can bring a claim for personal injury against a salon, hairdresser or beautician if a treatment has left them with an injury or damaged hair. Head over to our previous Hair and Beauty Claims post to read the different kind of damages and injuries you can claim for! Here we answer your frequently asked questions about bringing a hair and beauty claim.

 

FAQ’s

Will it cost me anything?

No, we operate all of our claims on a No win No Fee basis. This means that if your claim is unsuccessful then you should not be charged anything. The No Win No Fee arrangement will mean that there is nothing for you to pay upfront and, if your claim is successful, you will pay no more than 25% of the amount you are awarded.

How much compensation will I get?

If you are claiming for hair damage we will arrange an appointment with a hair and scalp specialist (Trichologist) on your behalf. The specialist will evaluate the severity of the damage to your hair or scalp and then determine the period of time it will take for your hair to return to its prior length or condition. We will then use the Trichologist report to calculate the amount of compensation we believe you should receive.

If you are claiming for skin damage after a procedure, we will arrange an appointment with a skin specialist to assess the damage. The specialist will then prepare a report to evaluate the severity of the damage and in some cases may recommend further treatment if necessary. We will then use this report to calculate the amount of compensation we believe you should be awarded.

Will I have to provide photographs?

We will require you to send before and after photographs of hair damage as well as photos of any injuries or scarring. We understand that some injury photos may be intimate (such as a waxing or laser hair removal injury) we have a team of highly qualified and experienced female solicitors upon request of the client to deal with both intimate and general hair and beauty claims who will handle all cases with confidentiality and professionalism to ensure our clients feel at ease and comfortable with their claim.

Is there a time limit for bringing a claim?

You have 3 years from the date of the incident to bring a claim for injury or hair damage after a hair or beauty treatment

Can I claim against a mobile hairdresser?

When bringing a claim for hair damage or personal injury the claim is against the insurance of the salon. There is no legal requirement for mobile hairdressers to have insurance, unless they have employees working for them, then by law they must have employers liability insurance. If you were to attempt to bring a claim against a mobile hairdresser who has no insurance we would send a letter of claim to the individual, it is unlikely that the individual would be able to afford to pay the client compensation so it’s always best to check your mobile hairdresser has insurance before booking an appointment!

Top 5 Cosmetic Surgery Procedures

Breast Implants

The most popular procedure of all includes enlargements, uplifts and implant replacement.

 

Liposuction

Surgery to remove excess fat from parts of the body.

 

Facelift

Face and Neck lifts remove wrinkles and create a more youthful appearance.

 

Eye Bag Removal

The removal of bags from around the eyes.

 

Breast Reduction

Making breasts smaller, one in twenty of all breast operations is now a reduction.

 

Have you ever had any of these treatments? Did these treatments go to plan? Have you been left in pain or with disfigurement?

 

At Gowing Law our goal is to handle your case quickly and efficiently, so you can get the funds you need to rebuild your life. Fill out the contact form and we’ll contact you shortly to set up a consultation. You can also call us at 0161 808 8888 to talk to one of the Team today.