I wrote an article in July 2020 highlighting the “First Do No Harm” report which came about following the independent Medicines and Medical Devices Safety Review. You can read it again here which will give some context to the comments made by Theresa May. The report was long overdue and rightly recognised errors that had been made and the deficiencies within our healthcare system in utilising and dealing with these drugs and products. Like Theresa May, I had hoped that the government would implement plans to carry out the recommendations sooner rather than later.
Cosmetic surgery is on the increase in the UK.
Many people wish to have cosmetic surgery for their own personal reasons, but sometimes it is needed for a medical reason. For example, after someone has suffered severe scarring or burns. Whatever the reason, and whether or not the cosmetic surgery is carried out under the NHS or privately, it must be carried out to an acceptable standard, as one is entitled to in all other types of surgery. If an error is made during cosmetic surgery, often these mistakes can lead to even more scars and injuries than the patient had initially. This is where our expertise in cosmetic surgery claims comes in.
We have successfully claimed compensation for people who have had nose reshaping, laser skin resurfacing, cosmetic dentistry, tummy tucks or gastric band surgery, breast enlargement and reduction, as well as face lifts. Sometimes the procedures involved will result in damage to nerves, arteries and organs, which can result in lifelong permanent disability. Also, infections can be contracted during such surgery and if untreated or not treated appropriately; the infection can cause severe illness and/or permanent disability. Whatever your need we are here to help with your cosmetic surgery claims.
Supporting you in getting the justice you deserve
If we can help, we will talk to you about the best way forward for you, including funding options open to you. We are also happy to talk to you on a no-obligation basis if you already have a solicitor but would like a second opinion or you are unhappy.
If it helps, we can meet you at home or a neutral venue regardless of where you live. If you choose to instruct us, you will be represented by a solicitor who will be your contact from day one, right the way through to the conclusion, keeping you updated throughout.
Medical or clinical negligence can be a difficult thing to move on from, especially when it’s not your fault and it's life-changing. You can rest assured you'd be in the best possible hands - read about the support we've provided to other clients in their time of need here. Find out here what happens in a typical negligence compensation case. Whatever your case, please contact us and we will work with you to help you get the justice you deserve.
You consistently kept us abreast of each stage of the process, explaining often complex details in as down-to-earth manner as possible...and respectfully.Mrs L.
Head of the claimant clinical negligence and personal injury department.
We have been recognised for the work we do
North Bristol NHS Trust have concluded that around 40% of patients who underwent innovative mesh operations to resolve bowel problems should have been offered alternative forms of treatment first.
NHS England recently reported plans to recruit an ‘army of advisors’ to support GPs, following evidence that approximately half of all appointments were not related to medical conditions.
Partner and Head of the Personal Injury and Clinical Negligence Department, Rankeshwar Batta, has been listed in the Legal 500 “Hall of Fame” for both his personal injury and clinical negligence work.
NHS England has worked with families, carers, professionals and a range of other stakeholders, to develop new guidance for NHS trusts and foundation trusts.
Although there may be some wear and tear showing, the overwhelmingly fantastic work carried out all over the country, every day, represents what can usually be expected.
Fixed costs for clinical negligence cases valued at less than £25,000, is to become a reality and is in the pipeline of Government changes set to take effect over the next 12 months or so.
Anthony Collins Solicitors (ACS) won four awards at the Birmingham Law Society Awards last night (8 March 2018), including Law Firm of the Year (16 partners or more).
In short - yes. This is a common question in personal injury or clinical negligence claims and has recently come before the High Court in judicial review proceedings.
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