The rise and rise of cosmetic surgery and cosmetic treatments is testament to the population’s desire to look good and feel great. But it’s not all positive. In many cases, unlicensed or inexperienced practitioners cause harm to people seeking to improve their looks. Generally, most cosmetic treatments are undertaken without any problems. But more and more people are suffering at the hands of negligent beauticians and clinicians.
When you have cosmetic surgery or you have a non-surgical treatment like laser hair removal, the surgeon or the beautician has a duty of care which is legally enforced. If it is not upheld then it can have important legal consequences. So, if you end up injured after a laser hair removal treatment goes wrong, or your surgery is not performed to a high standard, you can make a claim for compensation.
Find out more about making a claim right here.
Contact a Specialist Solicitor
The first step to take if you feel that you have been injured during a cosmetic treatment and it was not your fault is to contact a specialist solicitor. You need to meet with a personal injury solicitor who also has experience with cosmetic treatment damages claims, such as burns from laser hair removal cosmetic surgery gone wrong.
Explain Your Situation
As you meet with the solicitor he or she will talk you through what happened and the specific issues at stake in your case. Everyone is different, and every instance of cosmetic treatment is different. Once you have discussed your case and you are ready to proceed the solicitor will let you know which steps to take.
Preparing a Case for Cosmetic Claims
The steps involved in preparing a case for a compensation claim include taking detailed statements from all involved in the case. You will also need to supply your full medical records in order for the evidence to be assessed. This may take some time, so do not expect that the process of finalising a claim for compensation will be a quick one. The procedure needs to be carefully followed and if there is detailed attention paid to each area of the case then it has a much better chance of succeeding.
You will need to be able to prove that the beautician, surgeon, clinician, or whoever was carrying out the cosmetic treatment was at fault. This means that the standard of care they provided was beneath the level of what could be reasonably expected from a skilled specialist. You will also need to prove that this fault directly caused your suffering, whether that is physical or mental suffering, or both.