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The older we get, the more chance there is of going bald and by the age of 50, 50% of men have noticeable hair loss. Many seek to combat this with opting to get hair transplant surgery. 
 
If you have had a hair transplant in the last three years, and have suffered injury as a result, then contact MG Legal’s specialist negligence solicitors, for an honest, no obligation chat, about how we can assist you to claim compensation for your negligent hair transplant. 

Have you been injured in the last three years? 

 
Claim up to £91,350 in your Hair Transplant Negligence claim with MG Legal. 
 
 

What are the risks involved with a hair transplant gone wrong? 

As with any surgical procedure, a hair transplant comes with risks. Before the operation takes place, any reputable surgeon will take details of your medical history, and advise you, so that you can make an informed consent to the hair transplant procedure, of the most commonly occurring risks associated with a transplant, such as:  
 
Infection; 
bleeding; 
swelling of the scalp, both from where the hair has been extracted, and implanted; 
bruising around the face, including forehead and eyes; 
crusting of the scalp around the areas of the extraction, and transplanted hair; 
numbness or lack of sensation on the treated areas of the scalp; 
Itching; 
Lack of sensation on the forehead. 

What are the signs of a botched hair transplant? 

Many of the risks above are unavoidable, and can occur even if the hair transplant surgery is done to a high standard. With this in mind, many patients are asked to sign a consent form before the transplant procedure takes place.  
 
Still, while some risks associated with the procedure are unavoidable, there are some issues that can arise due to negligence on the part of the surgeon. 
 
Common complications can include: 
 
Too many scars around the area from where the hair has been removed 
keloid scars (thick, raised fibrous scarring) around the donor site and transplant site 
Taking hair follicles from part of the scalp where there is insufficient hair 
Improperly implanted grafts 
Hair grafts implanted in the wrong place 

How much compensation will I receive for my botched hair transplant injury claim? 

No two personal injury cases are the same, and neither are the amounts of financial copensation that they can achieve. Personal injury claims are broken down into general damages for the injury itself, and special damages to be re-claimed on top of this, which vary hugely from case to case. For a full overview of this, see here. 
 
In terms of the injuries alone, all personal injury solicitors are guided by, what is presently the 15th Edition of the Judicial Studies Board Guidelines when it comes to valuing an claim for personal injury. The guidelines roughly advise what a claim for personal injury is worth, on a rather generic basis. In relation to damages for a negligent hair transplant, the following awards are the most common: 
Injury type: 
Expected financial compensation: 
Damage to hair- if the hair transplant operation is carried out negligently, and damage is caused to hair where the effects are dermatitis, eczema, or tingling or burning of the scalp, leading to hair falling out, psychological distress, embarrassment, loss of confidence in work life and your social life, and where the prospect of hair regrowth is slow. 
£6,890 to £10,340 
Very severe facial scarring- in those who are relatively young, these being from teenagers to those in their early 30s, and the cosmetic effect of the botched thread vein removal to their face is very disfiguring, and the psychological effects are severe enough to affect confidence. 
£27,940 and £91,350 
Less Severe Facial Scarring- where the facial scarring after negligent thread vein removal treatment is substantial, and the injured person is still suffering significant psychological distress as a result of the treatment. 
£16,860 and £45,440 
Significant Scarring- the effects of negligent thread vein removal has been reduced by plastic surgery, or camouflage treatment, but there remains some cosmetic change, and there has been a reduction in the psychological injury sustained. Significant scarring will still be visible at a conversational distance, so for example, when in meetings, in a bar, or around a coffee table. 
£8,550 and £28,240 
Trivial Scarring- resulting from negligent hair transplant operations. 
£1,600 to £3,310 

How long do I have to make a claim if my hair transplant went wrong? 

If your hair transplant has caused you to suffer injury, then you have three years from the date of the injury, or the date upon which you became aware that the injury you suffered was as a result of a negligently carried out hair transplant procedure, to make a claim.  
 
It would be rare for anyone under the age of 18 to pursue a claim for a personal injury arising out of a negligent botched hair transplant procedure. However, for those under 18 years old at time of the injury, they have three years from their 18th birthday within which to make a personal injury claim. If you have any questions or queries, then please do not hesitate to contact one of MG Legal’s personal injury experts, for a friendly, informative, no obligation chat. 

What duty of care does a hair transplant surgeon owe you? 

When undergoing a hair transplant procedure, you should always expect to receive professional treatment and care from the specialist providing your treatment. 
 
The Sale and Supply of Goods and Services Act 1982, can support a personal injury claim where substandard products or services cause physical injury. 
Subject to the terms of the Act, any trade person or professional supplying work, services or products for money must be of a satisfactory quality and fit for purpose. Additionally, the person performing the work must do so with reasonable care and skill. So, If the person providing the product or service falls short of these standards, you may be able to make a personal injury claim for the injuries you suffer as a result. 
 
The Sale of Goods and Supply of Services Act can be used in conjunction with two legal “tests” which generally establish if a practitioner has been negligent of not. The first is the Bolam test, from a High Court case of Bolam v Friern. This case set the standard for practitioners of any kind of medicine that “the medical professional must demonstrate that they acted in a way that a responsible body of medical professionals in the same field would regard as acceptable or reasonable” Quite simply, if most medical professionals would not have acted in certain ways, those ways are most likely negligent. 

Why choose MG Legal for my botched hair transplant negligence compensation claim? 

At MG Legal, each solicitor takes a personal interest in each case and we have a dedicated department dealing with botched hair transplant negligence claims. Whilst it is highly unlikely that your claim will run all the way to Court, as we settle the large majority before this point, we are not afraid to fight tooth and nail in court for our clients and our success rate, which exceeds 99%, proof of this. 
 
Our team demonstrate this confidence by the fact that every medical negligence claim that we accept is on a no win no fee basis, making it a risk-free process for our clients. Get in touch today, here, for a no-obligation discussion of your potential claim. 
Our specialised botched hair transplant medical negligence solicitors have 30 years of experience in all aspects of medical negligence financial compensation claims, and have achieved a success rate of over 99%. Click below to learn more about what our expert medical negligence solicitors do, and why they are the right team for you. 
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