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If you have suffered an injury as a result of ear correction surgery (also known as otoplasty) that went wrong and you suspect this was due to medical negligence, you may be entitled to a compensation claim.
Ear correction surgery is a cosmetic procedure done to alter the size or shape of the ears – to reduce the size of large ears or move prominent ears closer to the head. The ear is a sensitive and important organ of the human body; injury to the organ can have drastic consequences and hinder our ability to perform our day-to-day activities. While the vast majority of ear cosmetic surgeries carried out by the NHS and private healthcare providers are done with great deal of care, mistakes can and do happen. When they happen, the outcome can be devastating.
What Does the Operation Involve in Ear surgery?
Ear surgery is usually performed under a general anaesthetic to ensure the patient is asleep throughout the procedure. Local anaesthetic is occasionally used, but this will be discussed with you before the operation. The operation involves the removal of small amounts of the skin behind the ear and pinning the ears back by adjusting the ear cartilage to prevent it from getting back to its original position.
Generally, ear correction surgery is a safe procedure and people are happy with the outcome; however, when mistakes happen and you have been a victim of negligent treatment after ear pinning NHS or ear pinned back NHS, you can make a claim. You may also be entitled to a compensation claim if your surgery was managed by a private provider.
What Type of Mistakes Occur Due to Medical Negligence in Ear Correction Surgery?
All medical procedures have an element of risk, including ear correction surgery. However, medical professionals are expected to provide a high standard of care in relation to their knowledge and experience in order to minimise this risk. When they fail in this regard and make mistakes that have led to an injury or illness, you may be entitled to a claim for compensation. Here are some of the most common mistakes arising from ear surgery negligence:
- Failing to apply precautionary measures
- Failing to properly explain risks associated with the procedure
- Failing to provide adequate after-care instructions
What Type of Injuries Result from Medical Negligence in Ear Correction Surgery?
Some of the most common injuries that can result from negligent treatment during and after an ear correction surgery include:
- Uneven or asymmetrical ears
- Nerve damage
- Deformity of the ear or part of the ear
- Excessive bruising
- Blood clot
- Hearing loss
If you are experiencing any of these issues or any other type of injury and you think this was a result of negligent treatment, our panel of solicitors can help you make a claim for ear damage.
Making Ear Surgery Claims
If you have been a victim of clinical negligence during or after an ear correction surgery, our medical negligence claims solicitors can help you make a claim. We work with a panel of highly experienced solicitors who have managed different types of claims, including cosmetic surgery claims for cosmetic surgery compensation – and will be happy to work hard on your behalf to ensure you get the best result.
What Can I Expect from My Ear Surgery Claim?
There is no amount of compensation that can provide the exact quality of life that you or your loved one had prior to falling victim to ear surgery negligence. However, making a claim for medical negligence can provide the financial support you need to make a better life moving forward. It can also provide the answers to your questions regarding the poor quality of care you received.
If you have suffered ear surgery negligence, do well to seek legal advice as soon as possible. You may make a claim for yourself or on behalf of a loved one, but keep in mind that there is a strict three-year time limit for medical negligence claims in general.
How Much Compensation Can I Expect?
The amount of compensation you are awarded will depend on the severity of your injury and the financial loss you have incurred as a result of the negligent treatment you received. Compensation for ear surgery claims can cover for specialist care costs, unnecessary pain and suffering, and loss of earnings.
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Medical Negligence Direct works with a panel of specialist solicitors who have helped many victims of botched cosmetic surgery, and understand the impact it can have on the physical and emotional wellbeing of the individual. We adopt an honest and transparent approach throughout the claims process to ensure minimal disruption to your life. Fill our claims assessment form or call us today on 0800 644 4240 to find out how we can help.