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Specialists in Cosmetic Surgery Claims

At Synnott Lawline, our personal injury firm specialises in medical malpractice / cosmetic surgery claims. Our team of, experienced legal experts offer customers the support they need to pursue a claim. Every cosmetic surgery claim is different so our team takes time to get to know you, to understand the effects of the injuries you have suffered and to support you every step of the way.

We’ve helped many people with their cosmetic surgery claims in Ireland and abroad. If you have a question about unsatisfactory cosmetic / plastic surgery treatment in Ireland or abroad, contact us on Locall: 1850 20 40 60, Tel: 01 453 7890 Email us or tell about your case and start your claim today.

Cosmetic Surgery Negligence Law and Misdiagnosis – What can be claimed?

Cosmetic surgery negligence is a complex area of law. We get many enquiries surrounding this area of law and it can sometimes be quite difficult to ascertain whether or not a particular individual has a statable claim. Under Irish law, before one may issue proceedings against a doctor or hospital, it is necessary to obtain an expert opinion outlining whether or not the doctor or hospital in question was in fact negligent. A few examples of medical negligence may include the following: (It is necessary to point out that the below scenarios will not always give rise to a statable claim for medical negligence.)

  1. Making a mistake during a surgery or medical procedure;
  2. Failure to diagnose, late diagnosis or diagnosing the wrong condition;
  3. Failure to obtain informed consent;
  4. Failure to warn of significant risks involved in a procedure being carried out;
  5. Prescribing the wrong medication.

A patient that has been a victim of medical negligence may recover compensation for:

  • Pain and suffering;
  • Past treatment received;
  • Future treatment;
  • Psychiatric or psychological injuries;
  • Loss of earnings;
  • Costs of hiring someone to carry out household duties;
  • Any other costs that can be directly linked to the injury sustained.

Services include

  • Breast Augmentation Claims >
  • Plastic / Cosmetic Surgery Claims;
  • Facial Fillers Claims;
  • Liposuction Claims;
  • Tummy Tuck Claims;
  • Laser Treatment Claims.

In order to obtain an expert medical opinion in relation to your cosmetic surgery claim we need to be provided with a full statement of the claim along with a copy of all relevant medical records. Once we are in receipt of such statement and medical records we will choose a suitable expert, usually in the UK, and request that they provide a report on causation and liability
There are two main facets to proving a claim for medical negligence and they will be dealt with in the expert report that highlights:

  1. if the medical practitioner was in fact negligent and the care that they provided fell below medically acceptable standards;
  2. if the negligence of the medical practitioner directly resulted in an injury to the patient. It must be noted that it is necessary to satisfy BOTH of these requirements.
If the report received from the medical expert supports the claim that the doctor or hospital in question was negligent and directly caused an injury to the patient then we will be in a position to issue court proceedings. It is not possible to issue court proceedings without this report. However, in certain circumstances, a protective summons may be issued in order to prevent the Statute of Limitations from expiring. Under the Statute of Limitations a Claimant has 2 years within which to bring a claim for medical negligence. There is one caveat to this rule contained in the Statute of Limitations known as “the date of knowledge”. This means for example a person that had a surgery carried out 5 years ago, but has only recently learned that something was done incorrectly, may still be in a position to bring a claim for medical negligence if it is considered reasonable that the wrong could not have been brought to their attention or discovered sooner.