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A tummy tuck – also known as abdominoplasty – is a cosmetic operation to remove excess fat and skin with a view to firming up and re-shaping the abdomen. It is a common procedure with women who have been left with excess skin and fat through rapid weight loss, or after pregnancy.
Like any surgical procedure, a tummy tuck is usually relatively safe, but there are risks involved in the operation. These should be fully explained to you before you agree to any procedure, and if any surgical errors occur you might be entitled to seek financial compensation for your subsequent discomfort, emotional strain and financial losses.
How tummy tuck negligence can affect you
There are a number of problems that can occur from tummy tuck negligence and these can include:
- Blood clots in the lungs
- Skin loss or necrosis
- Numbness or nerve damage
- Skin discolouration or bleeding under the skin
Following any type of surgery, it is expected that you will feel some form of short-term discomfort, but it will soon become clear if you have suffered from a surgical error and your injuries might be more long-term. At this point you should act quickly to pursue a cosmetic surgery negligence claim. There are strict time limits for making a claim.
Tummy Tuck Compensation
In order for us to pursue any claim for tummy tuck compensation, we are required to prove that negligence has directly led to your subsequent injuries. To do this we need you to gather suitable evidence as soon as possible. We can help you do this and can also assist in getting you medical treatment for your injuries.
Our clinical negligence solicitor, Georgina Parkin, has extensive experience in seeking justice for victims of various forms of cosmetic surgery negligence. We can assess your circumstances and advise of the best way forward. We have experienced great success in securing suitable compensation for clients to cover their rehabilitation, general discomfort, loss of earnings and travel expenses.
Contact us today and we can work with you towards obtaining the compensation for tummy tuck negligence that you deserve.