This is a case study of a successful compensation claim made by a victim of cosmetic surgery negligence following a rhinoplasty nose reconstruction procedure, sometimes referred to as a 'nose job'.
We were consulted by a woman who had undergone a rhinoplasty procedure at a North London cosmetic surgery clinic. The operation had been performed by a qualified and reputable consultant surgeon. Following the procedure the woman was unhappy with the aesthetic appearance. the visual effect was not what she had asked for and she was also experiencing post-operative breathing problems.
She had obtained a second opinion from another consultant in cosmetic surgery. He advised that her nose had collapsed at the bridge as a result of the surgery. He considered that too much bone and cartilage had been removed, leaving no support and causing the tip of the nose to droop. There was also cartilage clearly sticking out at the columella. The woman was advised that she would need to undergo further reconstructive surgery and cartilage would need to be removed from another part of her body in order to rebuild her nose.
We provided a free case assessment, concluding that a claim for clinical negligence had good prospects of success. We offered to pursue her claim for compensation on a no win - no fee basis. She therefore instructed us to proceed with the claim and we immediately undertook steps to establish that the surgery had been negligently performed. This involved obtaining the medical records and arranging for expert evidence to be obtained on the standard of the medical treatment our client had received. We also obtained evidence of the impact of the negligence both in terms of our client's physical health and appearance and her financial position.
The expert and other evidence was supportive and we successfully built a strong case. The defendant's insurers soon realised that it would be difficult for them to defend the case and they agreed to enter into settlement discussions. Following negotiations between the parties, agreement was finally reached for settlement of the Claimant’s claim out of court. Our client received compensation in the sum of £46,000.00 together with payment of her legal costs.
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