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Cosmetic Surgery Negligence Claims

If you’ve been injured as a result of medical negligence during or after plastic or cosmetic surgery, you may be entitled to compensation to help with your recovery.

Garling & Co have cosmetic surgery lawyers who can help you bring about a claim for compensation.

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We specialise in Cosmetic Surgery Negligence Claims

Can I make a cosmetic surgery compensation claim?

Cosmetic surgery is a very personal decision and is one you’ve likely chosen to have performed on your body to make improvements to the way you look or to improve a pre-existing condition. This means that when cosmetic surgery doesn’t go right, it can be incredibly traumatic.

Thousands of Australians have cosmetic surgery procedures performed every year; however it continues to be one of the most unregulated medical industries in the country.

You have may a cosmetic surgery compensation claim if:

  • It can be proved that the surgeon was inexperienced in the procedure and caused your harm
  • There was poor or insufficient preoperative or postoperative planning or communication as part of the procedure
  • The surgical technique was incorrect, and you were required to undergo corrective surgery to fix your surgeon’s mistakes
  • The treatment recommended was incorrectly performed or not appropriate for you and you sustained some harm.
Lisa L.
05:18 13 Jul 24
Outstanding service and commitment to my case was delivered from the first point of contact right until the end of my successful case.Highest recommendations to the team at Garling and Co. Matthew... got me an excellent result and was available and informative throughout the entire foreign process of legal proceedings. He was wonderful and so was his team.If i could rate higher than 5 stars i would!read more
J B
07:12 02 Jul 24
Matthew Garling and all of the team were extremely professional and supportive throughout what was a very long and arduous CTP battle. I am happy with the result and feel that their fees were fair... and well deserved.read more
Nelson B.
02:11 30 Jun 24
Professional, prompt & honest service
Brad M.
02:19 28 Jun 24
I worked with Garling & Co for 3+ years, the team has been incredible and I could not have been happier with Kerry's support and the results produced!I highly recommend choosing them as your... representatives!!read more
Ray H.
07:33 13 Jun 24
Matthew Garling and Team are kind, patient, polite, professional, empathetic and efficient. I was treated terribly by the at fault insurer. Garling and Co. had my back. Matthew gently and patiently... kept me up to speed on all the steps to go through. From my personal experience I recommend these guys. They are safe hands. Thank you team.read more
Jo L.
05:58 07 May 24
So very impressed with the professional team who looked after me throughout the last 4 and 1/2 years. A special mention to Kerry and Nathan who navigated each request to fight for my right to gain... access to further treatments and physio and to ensure medical treatment would be covered moving forward. I was so grateful I could hand it all over to you and not have to go through this very challenging time without your support.I thank you for the compassion you have provided to me, from the first contact with Matthew and Natasha, to finalisation with Kerry and Nathan.I highly recommend the team at Garling and Co for any third party compensation claims. You are in good hands with them all.read more
Linda O.
21:53 06 May 24
Emma, Rebecca and the team at Garling and Co have worked diligently throughout my workers compensation claim. The level of professionalism, support and communication has been faultless. Of particular... note has been the sensitivity displayed to me throughout the lengthy process. Worker’s compensation claims are complex and not easy to navigate, particularly when you are unwell. I do not hesitate to recommend Garling and Co to help you find a way through this otherwise unfathomable system.read more
Keith H.
20:51 23 Apr 24
After my case stalled with another firm, I decided to give Matthew Garling a call. He took my case and not only won, but achieved an outcome that far exceeded my expectations. This firm is the best... in the business in my opinion and I wouldn't hesitate to recommend them to anyone.read more
Anthony T.
00:50 16 Apr 24
Thank you Matthew and his team who guided me through the legal process, a truly positive experience with total professionalism.
Mikaele N.
03:01 15 Apr 24
Garling &Co Lawyers were awesome, I called every compensation law firm and was told that I couldn't claim for compensation.The whole experience and process was simple and stress free.Mr Matthew... Garling and Allison deserve an accolades for the very best in client service. I would highly recommend their service to anyone.read more

We specialise in Cosmetic Surgery Negligence Compensation Claims

Complete our free, no obligation confidential case assessment form and we’ll get back to you within 24 hours.

Alternatively, we are available to talk by phone and email. Please contact our experienced accredited specialist personal injury lawyers to find out how we can help.

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Lisa L.
05:18 13 Jul 24
Outstanding service and commitment to my case was delivered from the first point of contact right until the end of my successful case.Highest recommendations to the team at Garling and Co. Matthew... got me an excellent result and was available and informative throughout the entire foreign process of legal proceedings. He was wonderful and so was his team.If i could rate higher than 5 stars i would!read more
J B
07:12 02 Jul 24
Matthew Garling and all of the team were extremely professional and supportive throughout what was a very long and arduous CTP battle. I am happy with the result and feel that their fees were fair... and well deserved.read more
Nelson B.
02:11 30 Jun 24
Professional, prompt & honest service
Brad M.
02:19 28 Jun 24
I worked with Garling & Co for 3+ years, the team has been incredible and I could not have been happier with Kerry's support and the results produced!I highly recommend choosing them as your... representatives!!read more
Ray H.
07:33 13 Jun 24
Matthew Garling and Team are kind, patient, polite, professional, empathetic and efficient. I was treated terribly by the at fault insurer. Garling and Co. had my back. Matthew gently and patiently... kept me up to speed on all the steps to go through. From my personal experience I recommend these guys. They are safe hands. Thank you team.read more
Jo L.
05:58 07 May 24
So very impressed with the professional team who looked after me throughout the last 4 and 1/2 years. A special mention to Kerry and Nathan who navigated each request to fight for my right to gain... access to further treatments and physio and to ensure medical treatment would be covered moving forward. I was so grateful I could hand it all over to you and not have to go through this very challenging time without your support.I thank you for the compassion you have provided to me, from the first contact with Matthew and Natasha, to finalisation with Kerry and Nathan.I highly recommend the team at Garling and Co for any third party compensation claims. You are in good hands with them all.read more
Linda O.
21:53 06 May 24
Emma, Rebecca and the team at Garling and Co have worked diligently throughout my workers compensation claim. The level of professionalism, support and communication has been faultless. Of particular... note has been the sensitivity displayed to me throughout the lengthy process. Worker’s compensation claims are complex and not easy to navigate, particularly when you are unwell. I do not hesitate to recommend Garling and Co to help you find a way through this otherwise unfathomable system.read more
Keith H.
20:51 23 Apr 24
After my case stalled with another firm, I decided to give Matthew Garling a call. He took my case and not only won, but achieved an outcome that far exceeded my expectations. This firm is the best... in the business in my opinion and I wouldn't hesitate to recommend them to anyone.read more
Anthony T.
00:50 16 Apr 24
Thank you Matthew and his team who guided me through the legal process, a truly positive experience with total professionalism.
Mikaele N.
03:01 15 Apr 24
Garling &Co Lawyers were awesome, I called every compensation law firm and was told that I couldn't claim for compensation.The whole experience and process was simple and stress free.Mr Matthew... Garling and Allison deserve an accolades for the very best in client service. I would highly recommend their service to anyone.read more

Frequently Asked Questions

1. What types of negligent treatment can I make a cosmetic surgery compensation claim for?

When it comes to cosmetic surgery compensation claims, there are many different types of cosmetic surgery negligence that you may be able to claim for, including:

  • Reconstructive facial surgery and grafts
  • Rhinoplasty procedures (‘nose jobs’)
  • Face lifts and chin tucks
  • Breast augmentations
  • Liposuction and gastric banding
  • Labiaplasty and vaginal rejuvenation procedures
  • Laser treatment
  • Facial treatment resulting in burns

2. Who can I claim cosmetic surgery compensation against?

Whether you’re claiming breast surgery compensation, plastic surgery compensation or another type of cosmetic surgery compensation, you may be able to claim against either the individual or the company that performed your procedure.

Cosmetic surgery procedures can be dangerous, and your surgeon has a duty of care to keep you safe and provide you with a positive surgical outcome. If they (or the company they work for) has failed this duty of care, then you may be able to make a cosmetic surgery compensation claim against them.

3. What compensation can I expect to receive for my cosmetic surgery compensation claim?

The amount of compensation you receive as a result of your cosmetic surgery compensation claim will depend on the harm, suffering and/or loss that you have experienced as a result of your surgeon’s negligence.

The Garling & Co lawyers working on your cosmetic surgery negligence claim may be able to secure a repayment for you that covers:

  • Your loss of enjoyment of life/pain and suffering
  • Loss of income (past and future)
  • Care provided for you by friends and family
  • Past and future medical expenses
  • Paid help such as in-home nurses, cleaners etc.

 

 

 

4. What expenses are covered and what benefits am I entitled to under my cosmetic surgery compensation claim?

Any compensation you receive for your cosmetic surgery negligence compensation claim will usually be awarded as a single lump payment to you, and can cover expenses like:

  • Your medical expenses
  • Your pharmaceutical medication needs
  • Any domestic assistance you may have required/require
  • The loss of past and potential future earnings

The professional lawyers at Garling & Co are highly experienced when it comes to cosmetic surgery compensation claims and operate on a No Win No Fee basis. This means that if we don’t win your case – you won’t pay us a cent! If you receive a settlement for your cosmetic surgery compensation claim then you’ll be liable to pay our fees based on the cost of our investigation and any legal work we have performed after proceedings have been issued.

Disbursements (referring to the out-of-pocket expenses that we pay to other people to investigate your plastic surgery compensation claim, such as independent medical experts) must be paid whether we win or lose your case.

5. How do I make a cosmetic surgery compensation claim?

Having a cosmetic surgery procedure go wrong can be incredibly harmful physically, psychologically and financially. Making a cosmetic surgery compensation claim can help you to potentially receive the compensation you deserve for being wronged, and help you to get your life back on track.

Your first step for making a claim will be to get in touch with cosmetic surgery solicitors at Garling & Co. Our lawyers have years of experience in dealing with cosmetic surgery negligence claims and will be able to let you know the best course of action once they have assessed your unique situation.

6. How long do I have to make a cosmetic surgery compensation claim?

With cosmetic surgery compensation claims, your claim will need to commence within 3 years of when you knew or ought to have know you had suffered injury due to the negligence of a medical professional.

Cosmetic surgery negligence claims are a complex area of personal injury law, and extensive research and investigation is often required to build a case. We recommend getting in touch with our cosmetic surgery solicitors at Garling & Co as soon as possible to ensure there is plenty of time to build your case and that no deadlines are missed.

7. How long does a cosmetic surgery compensation claim take?

Your individual circumstances and how quickly your case can be resolved will impact the amount of time your cosmetic surgery compensation claim takes.

The expert cosmetic surgery solicitors at Garling & Co typically resolve breast surgery compensation claims and other types of cosmetic surgery compensation in between 18 and 24 months.

8. Why choose Garling & Co Lawyers?

If you’ve suffered from a cosmetic surgery procedure gone wrong and are now looking for qualified, reputable and highly professional cosmetic surgery solicitors, your search ends with Garling & Co.

At our practice, we believe in the rights of the individual; a person’s right to fight for what is just and fair. Our lawyers do everything in their power to make sure your cosmetic surgery compensation claim has a positive physical and financial outcome for you and that you’re able to recover and move on with your life faster.

Doyles Guide and Three Best Rated have consistently awarded Garling & Co as a leading compensation law firm in Sydney. Doyles Guide has recognised Garling & Co in both the Recommended and Leading categories for Accident Compensation Law Firm and Personal Injury Law Firm since 2015.

Our modern law practice is conveniently located in the heart of Sydney’s CBD, within easy walking distance of Town Hall, Wynyard and Martin Place train stations. Parking is also available at the Queen Victoria Building (QVB), so it’s easy for you to come and see us for an initial consultation to discuss your cosmetic surgery injury claim.

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