If you have suffered a psychological or physical injury as a result of ear surgery then it is likely that you are entitled to claim compensation from those responsible. This is the case if you are able to provide that your cosmetic surgeon or their team was negligent in their care for you before, during or after your procedure. This can include failing to provide detailed information about the risks associated with the procedure, failing to provide the expected standard of care during the procedure, or even failing to provide the aftercare support needed to ensure successful treatment.
Ear surgery, or otoplasty as it is often known, a surgical procedure that is used to alter the shape and style of the ear in the same way that many other plastic surgery procedures are designed to alter parts of the body. Thousands of people undergo otoplasty each year and as such it is a common and regularly attempted procedure, often leaving people with ears they can be proud of. However, there are a number of people who have undergone the procedure and been left with results that did not meet their expectations, either due to a lack of information regarding the risks or due to medical negligence on the part of the surgeon and their team.
Types of Ear Surgery Compensation Claim
Such a delicate area, any mistakes made during surgery to the ear can have a significant implant on the body and the daily life of those who have suffered from medical neglect. There are a number of risks associated with ear surgery, or otoplasty, and these include:
- Mistakes made during the surgical procedure
- Injuries sustained in the surrounding area
- Mistakes made during the anaesthetic process
- Poor surgery which leads to further complications
- Mistakes made during the rehabilitation process
Can I Make a Claim?
If you have been the victim of medical negligence during your ear surgery resulting in a psychological or physical injury then it is likely that you are entitled to make a ear surgery compensation claim. As with many other types of claim, there will be a limited time period in which you can claim compensation, but this will be highlighted by your chosen cosmetic surgery solicitor before you pursue your case.
Although making a claim can be daunting, particularly financially, many personal injury lawyers now offer their clients the chance to pursue their compensation with the backing of a conditional fee agreement, or a no win, no fee contract. This means that you will not be required to pay any lawyers’ fees upfront and so can pursue your case without any financial pressure. Once your claim is successful completed and you have received your compensation, some solicitors will then require a fee that should be agreed upfront. However, there are many solicitors who will claim their fees and legal costs from the other party, so you will not be liable to pay any money for the service you received and can enjoy your compensation without financial concern.