Abdominoplasty is a complicated medical procedure which can go wrong, just as any other type of medical procedure can. It is common referred to as a ‘tummy tuck’, and it’s the process during which excess skin and fat is removed from around the abdomen, leaving the patient with a flatter stomach than they had previously. This can be due to cosmetic reasons or, as is often the case, because a large amount of weight loss has resulted in excess skin being left around the waist area.
The abdominoplasty procedure usually only lasts around two hours or so, but a hospital stay of a few days is quite normal following the operation so that your condition can be gauged by the hospital staff before you are released, as is normal with any major surgery.
Failed abdominoplasty – the risks
As with any form of surgery, there are risks attached to an abdominoplasty, not least the possibility of infections, scarring, blood clots or even more serious issues such as nerve damage caused by the surgeon’s incisions. In cases where things go wrong, you can often be left feeling upset and even violated and may want to seek some form of justice or to claim compensation.
Abdominoplasty and proving negligence
It is worth noting at this stage that any form of medical negligence must be proven — it is not simply enough for your operation to have gone wrong or had some undesirable outcomes, but instead you must be able to prove that the undesirable outcome was the direct result of negligent treatment on the part of a surgeon or doctor involved in your medical procedure. If this is the case, you could be due a sizeable amount of financial compensation for your trauma or physical injuries resulting from your failed abdominoplasty.
Abdominoplasty and making a medical negligence claim – how our team can help
If you feel that you may have been the victim of medical negligence, you will probably feel upset, angry and even scared. We understand that, which is why we’re here to help. We will look at your case objectively and will use our experience and expertise to ascertain whether or not you might have a claim for medical negligence. If you do, we can also advise you on how to take it forward and seek the justice you deserve following negligent treatment at the hands of a professional medical practitioner.
Medical Claims – Don’t delay taking specialist legal advice
It is worth noting that failed abdominoplasty, like other medical negligence compensation claims do have time limits associated with them – in broad terms, you will need to issue your claim for compensation within a strict three year period of discovering the negligence. So it is vital that you speak to our specialist team as soon as possible so that we can get the ball rolling before it’s too late.
We realise that it may be difficult for you to trust professionals after suffering medical negligence, but our experience in this field and our knowledge of dealing with medical negligence means that we’re perfectly placed to deal with your case and advise you as to how you might like to move forward. We hope that we can help you rebuild your trust in professionals and seek the justice you deserve.
Thinking of a medical negligence claim for a failed abdominal procedure? Call us now
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