Do I have a claim?
Cosmetic surgery has become increasingly common in Australia, whether it’s done for cosmetic reasons to improve your appearance or as part of treatment for an injury or illness. It’s also one of the most unregulated areas of treatment, as thousands of Australians every year go under the knife in the hands of so-called “cosmetic” surgeons who often don’t have specialised plastic surgery training equivalent to that of qualified plastic surgeons.
Having said that, even procedures performed by highly qualified plastic and reconstructive surgeons often result in poor surgical outcomes and the need to undergo further corrective surgery, usually as a result of:
- Inexperience of the operating surgeon in performing the procedure.
- Poor or insufficient preoperative and postoperative planning and communication.
- Improper surgical technique.
Do I have a claim?
Regardless of whether your surgical procedure was performed by a plastic surgeon or a cosmetic surgeon, the standard of reasonable skill and care that should be exercised when performing a particular procedure is that of a competent peer professional who’s experienced in performing that procedure. So just because your surgeon is less qualified or experienced doesn’t mean that any act or omission on his or her part is justified, and doesn’t amount to negligence.
We have extensive experience and we specialise in bringing claims arising from:
- Reconstructive facial surgery and grafts.
- Face lifts and chin tucks.
- Breast augmentations.
- Rhinoplasty procedures (i.e. nose jobs).
- Gastric banding.
- Otoplasty procedures.
- Labiaplasty and virginal rejuvenation procedures.
If you believe you might have a claim, it costs nothing to call Law Partners and find out where you stand legally.
What's the claim process?
We make the claim process easy for you.
We get to know you
We'll get to know you personally, listen to your side of the story and give you free advice on your options.
We ask more questions
We'll look beyond the obvious and see if your injuries have led to other complications, to claim everything you're entitled to.
We build the evidence
Led by your lawyer, your dedicated team including hand-picked medical specialists will build strong evidence to maximise your claim.
We pursue your claim
We win over 99% of our cases and we'll fight until you receive the compensation you're entitled to and deserve.
You receive your compensation
Your compensation will be paid into your bank account.
What will it cost me?
There are no upfront costs. We’ll provide free claim advice, we’ll cover all the costs to prepare and run your case and we only get paid when you receive your compensation. Also, just like a mobile phone bill, we put a cap on our fees so there are no nasty surprises at the end of your claim. You should feel comfortable that you can speak to your lawyer any time, without worrying about the cost getting out of control.
Where can I find a medical negligence expert in my area?
Law Partners is Australia’s largest specialist medical negligence firm, and we have 25 local offices.
We have solicitors and legal teams who specialise in medical negligence claims.
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If you don't live close to one of our offices we can provide free advice over the phone, and we can represent you without you having to leave your home. Call 13 15 15 speak to a specialist.