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31 May 2011 / personal-injury-news
National Accident Helpline is calling on people considering cosmetic surgery to check that they are using a reputable and experienced clinic with suitable aftercare. People looking to enhance their appearance ready for the summer months may be considering a cosmetic procedure.
However, the number of people contacting National Accident Helpline after cosmetic surgery procedures go wrong has increased steadily in recent years.
“People find themselves left with scarring, swelling, infections and nerve damage,” said Beth Powell, consumer director of National Accident Helpline.
“The increase in the number of cosmetic surgery compensation claims may be because people are more aware of their rights or there are more procedures leading to more accidents. Either way, it is tragic that people who undergo surgery to improve their appearance end up with other problems.
“Cosmetic surgery is not just a celebrity pastime. People seek help for conditions they have had since birth and disfigurements following accidents, as well as seeking to improve their appearances through, for example, nose reshaping.“
Last year the National Confidential Enquiry into Patient Outcome and Death found that 100,000 cosmetic operations are carried out each year, more than half of the operating theatres in use were not properly equipped and a fifth had no emergency readmission policy.
National Accident Helpline is the leading marketing group for solicitors specialising in personal injury and is responsible for the campaign championing consumers’ rights to justice through the website www.underdog.co.uk.
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About National Accident Helpline
National Accident Helpline is the leading marketing and legal services company for solicitors who specialise in Personal Injury law and represents more than 100 legal practices across the UK. If a consumer has had an accident which was someone else’s fault then we will put them in touch with a member firm, so they can seek redress for the injury they have suffered. Through our national solicitor network, we champion consumer rights for people who have had accidents, helping those with genuine claims to seek redress and gain access to justice to help aid their recovery. National Accident Helpline is authorised by the Ministry of Justice in respect of regulated claims management activities and is a registered company, incorporated in the UK. For more information please visit the website: www.national-accident-helpline.co.uk.
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