Miss P asked Pryers to investigate a claim against her cosmetic surgeon, after breast augmentation surgery left her with noticeably different sized breasts.
Miss P chose her surgeon and clinic after careful research. She was concerned about the risks of surgery but after much thought made the decision to go ahead with a breast enhancement.
Like many women, Miss P had a natural minimal breast asymmetry. Miss P and her surgeon agreed on the size of implants to be used, accounting for the asymmetry.
After the surgery, Miss P noticed immediately that her breasts were very different in size.
Investigations revealed that she had received the wrong sized implants, which resulted in overcompensation of her natural breast asymmetry.
Pryers’ investigations confirmed that the selection of the implants was negligent and brought a medical negligence claim on Miss P’s behalf.
As a result of the negligence, Miss P was left with a far more noticeable degree of asymmetry post-operatively. She required revision surgery to correct this.
The clinic agreed to fund the cost of the revision surgery and Pryers secured £9,000 in compensation from Miss P’s surgeon.
The compensation sought to reflect the pain and suffering she was put to as a result of the revision procedure, as well as providing a sum for the care and assistance she had received from friends and family members and additional childcare costs incurred whilst she was in recovery.