A surgical breast augmentation can be performed for both aesthetic as well as medical reasons. For example to increase the size of both breasts or restoring the size of one breast following a mastectomy for breast cancer. There are situations where errors are made during treatment which can leave a patient suffering further emotional or physical pain. These errors can include:
- Asymmetrical or uneven breasts
- Implant rupture
- Loss of sensation
- Damage to the nipples
- Hardening of the breasts
- Severe infection
- Excessive scarring
In some cases the medical practitioner may not have taken care during during surgery and you have suffered injury as a result. If this is the case you may have a case for clinical negligence.
In recent years faulty breast implants manufactured by Poly Implant Prothese (PIP) have caused much controversy as thousands were claimed to be faulty, after the company was found using unauthorised silicone gel.
If you have been affected by a faulty or contaminated medical products such as a breast implant, Moore Blatch could help you claim compensation. Our specialist team have extensive knowledge, with some formerly working as doctors, nurses or midwives, putting us in a excellent position to understand your claim, from both the medical and the legal standpoints. Our entire team is knowledgeable of the investigation process and techniques used to gather evidence in a personal injury claim.