Botched cosmetic surgery: law change urged as complaints treble – The Guardian

Posted February 19th, 2018 in complaints, cosmetic surgery, doctors, health, news by sally

‘An “alarming” rise in reports of botched cosmetic procedures in the UK has prompted doctors and campaigners to call for better legislation to protect against rogue practitioners.’

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The Guardian, 18th February 2018

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Illegal tongue splitting procedures exposed – BBC News

Posted October 9th, 2017 in cosmetic surgery, licensing, London, medicines, news by sally

‘Body modification artists have been exposed carrying out illegal and potentially dangerous tongue splitting procedures.’

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BBC News, 9th October 2017

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Clinical Negligence Appeal – Findings Must be Justified on the Evidence! – Zenith PI Blog

Posted December 9th, 2016 in appeals, cosmetic surgery, damages, negligence, news by sally

‘This was an appeal against an order made by His Honour Judge Davey QC in the Bradford County Court on 05/06/16 where the judge awarded damages in the sum of £14,378.47 to the Claimant/Respondent, Mrs Claire Worrall (C) against the Defendant/Appellant, Dr Antoniadou (D).’

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Zenith PI Blog, 9th December 2016

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Rogue plastic surgery clinics to be named and shamed for poor care – Daily Telegraph

‘Cosmetic surgeons will be named and shamed for poor practice for the first time as part of a Government crackdown.’

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Daily Telegraph, 20th August 2016

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Breast enlargement ad starring blogger That Pommie Girl banned – The Guardian

Posted July 6th, 2016 in advertising, codes of practice, complaints, cosmetic surgery, news, women by Mark L

‘A TV ad featuring a fashion blogger promoting breast enlargement has been banned for irresponsibly implying to young women that surgery will make them more popular and confident.’

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The Guardian, 6th July 2016

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Out of time and out of luck: extending time for service out of the jurisdiction – Hardwicke Chambers

‘The recent decision of Cox J in Foran v Secret Surgery Ltd and others is a salutary tale emphasising the strict approach of the courts to applications to extend time for service of the claim form. Here, the fact that service had to be effected out of the jurisdiction did not avail the claimant, with the result that her claim was time-barred against three of the four defendants.’

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Hardwicke Chambers, 24th May 2016

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Cosmetic treatment industry given strict rules to protect vulnerable – The Guardian

‘Doctors carrying out cosmetic treatments must avoid two-for-one offers and allow a minimum two-week cooling-off period before surgery or risk being struck off, under long-awaited guidance to protect patients who may be vulnerable.’

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The Guardian, 12th April 2016

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Bradford dental nurse struck off for performing facelift – BBC News

‘A dental nurse who gave her friend a facelift despite not being qualified to do so has been struck off.’

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BBC News, 15 February 2016

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Sale of silicone implants made by Silimed suspended by UK regulator – The Guardian

Posted September 24th, 2015 in consumer protection, cosmetic surgery, health, health & safety, news, sale of goods by tracey

‘The UK’s health regulator has suspended sales of silicone implants made by Brazilian company Silimed and recommended that none of the devices be implanted until further advice.’

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The Guardian, 24th September 2015

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Plastic surgeons must give patients chance to change mind, says General Medical Council – The Independent

‘Cosmetic procedure patients should be given a cooling-off period before going under the knife, according to the latest guidance by the General Medical Council (GMC).’

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The Independent, 8th June 2015

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Cosmetic surgery ‘should be done by specialist surgeons’ – BBC News

Posted January 23rd, 2015 in consultations, cosmetic surgery, doctors, news by sally

‘Doctors should be prevented from performing cosmetic surgery outside their speciality, according to the Royal College of Surgeons.’

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BBC News, 23rd January 2015

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Harley Street doctor suspended over Botox practices – BBC News

‘A leading Harley Street cosmetic doctor has been suspended for 12 months after being found to have acted “dishonestly” and encouraging nurses to obtain Botox illegally.’

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BBC News, 19th January 2015

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Vanity cases? – New Law Journal

‘Employees & cosmetic surgery: Sarah Johnson reports.’

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11th June 2014

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Law firm’s medical negligence advert was misleading, ASA rules – Legal Futures

‘An internet banner advertisement by an Essex law firm which showed a woman’s face above the slogan “awarded £40,000 after cosmetic surgery – claim now” was misleading, the Advertising Standards Authority (ASA) has ruled.’

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Legal Futures, 21st May 2014

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Plastic surgeon’s career in tatters after transsexual patient falsely claims he botched ear operation – Daily Telegraph

Posted March 12th, 2014 in compensation, cosmetic surgery, electronic mail, harassment, news by tracey

‘A plastic surgeon who brought liposuction to UK had his career almost ruined due to false claims by a transsexual who claimed he botched his ear operation. Dr Brian Mayou, founder of the Cadogan Clinic, 120 Sloane Street, Belgravia, became the target of a one-man campaign of abusive emails, calls, texts and online postings claiming he was a paedophile.’

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Daily Telegraph, 12th March 2014

Source: www.telegraph.co.uk

Obtaining a defendant’s insurance details – Hardwicke Chambers

‘In XYZ v Various [2013] EWHC 3648, Mrs Justice Thirlwall is managing group litigation in which nearly 1000 women seek damages from companies running hospitals for supplying them with defective implants manufactured by the French company, PIP, for use in breast implant surgery. Some of the claimants also bring actions against the providers of credit cards pursuant to the Consumer Credit Act 1984 (as amended by the 2006 Act) and some bring actions against the surgeons who carried out the surgery. The total value of the claims is in the region of £13m plus costs on both sides. The court has held a number of case management hearings culminating finally in a timetable leading to trial in October 2014 on three issues in four sample cases in which Transform Medical Group (CS) Ltd (“Transform”) is, effectively, the lead defendant.’

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Hardwicke Chambers, 13th January 2014

Source: www.hardwicke.co.uk

Keogh review of the regulation of cosmetic interventions published – Hardwicke Chambers

Posted May 2nd, 2013 in cosmetic surgery, medical treatment, news, regulations, reports by sally

“The cosmetic interventions sector is widely unregulated and rapidly growing. Claims arising out of procedures going wrong – from non-surgical ‘high street’ treatments to invasive surgical procedures – are on the increase. Today [24 April] sees the long awaited publication of the Department of Health review, led by Professor Sir Bruce Keogh, of the regulation of cosmetic interventions.”

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Hardwicke Chambers, 24th April 2013

Source: www.hardwicke.co.uk

Royal College of Surgeons publishes landmark document on professional standards for cosmetic practice – Hardwicke Chambers

Posted February 8th, 2013 in cosmetic surgery, news, professional conduct by sally

“The Royal College of Surgeons (RCS) has published a landmark document setting out professional standards for cosmetic practice, addressing the widespread lack of regulation of all aspects of the industry.”

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Hardwicke Chambers, 29th January 2013

Source: www.hardwicke.co.uk

Beauty and the beast – An overview of claims arising out of cosmetic and beauty treatments – Hardwicke Chambers

Posted October 18th, 2012 in cosmetic surgery, negligence, news by sally

“Beauty and cosmetic treatments are becoming ever more accessible and affordable to the public, and the frequency of claims arising out of negligent beauty and cosmetic treatments is on the increase. Injuries sustained when things go wrong can be painful, distressing and uncomfortably intimate, and can have a severe psychological effect on a claimant in addition to the painful physical injury.”

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Hardwicke Chambers, 10th October 2012

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New rules to end secrecy over safety of medical implants – Daily Telegraph

Posted September 10th, 2012 in cosmetic surgery, disclosure, EC law, news by tracey

“New rules to end the secrecy over the safety of devices such as hip replacements and breast implants are being drawn up after a series of scandals.”

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Daily Telegraph, 9th September 2012

Source: www.telegraph.co.uk