Victim of failed face lift receives compensation
Our client consulted a private cosmetic surgeon at Springfield Hospital in Chelmsford, Essex. The surgeon recommended that a mini face lift and an Endotyne brow lift be carried out and advised her on what his fee for the procedure would be.
The operation was arranged to take place in October and was performed at the Springfield Hospital.
In the following February our client was reviewed by the cosmetic surgeon. He concluded that the Endotyne procedure had not elevated the brows laterally as much as he had intended. It was therefore agreed that our client would undergo a mini TAC procedure.
In November, following the mini TAC procedure being carried out, our client returned to see the cosmetic surgeon as one of the hitch stitches in the brow had become infected. The decision was made to remove this and also to release a tethering suture above the left eyebrow. Antibiotics were prescribed.
However our client remained unhappy with the outcome of her face lift procedure as it did not achieve the effect she had discussed with the cosmetic surgeon prior to undergoing surgery. She was also unhappy that the brow lift procedure had left her face looking asymmetrical.
We were therefore asked to act as lawyers on a No Win, No Fee basis to pursue a cosmetic surgery compensation claim for the failed face lift and brow lift.
We presented the legal case to the lawyers representing the cosmetic surgeon who had carried out the surgery. Following negotiations an out of court settlement was reached which provided for our client to receive a substantial sum of compensation.