Laser Treatment Negligence

While laser skin treatment can appear to be a less invasive alternative to full-blown cosmetic surgery, it still does come with its own potential problems and side effects that can arise if the procedure is improperly or negligently performed. Laser treatment can be used to either remove hair, or tighten loose skin, and the complications arising from any poorly performed surgery can include:

  • Scarring
  • Blistering
  • Burns
  • Skin indentation
  • Redness and swelling

These complications can also carry the risk of infection, and if severe enough may also bring about potential psychological issues affecting confidence and self-image.

It is important that you have been fully informed of the risks of undergoing such a procedure by the professional who will be conducting it, otherwise they may be liable for any complications that may arise. If you have suffered any permanent scarring as a result of the procedure you may also be entitled to compensation for the damage caused. Potential claims may arise from these situations:

  • Whether you have been fully informed of the risks that treatment may incur, and provided consent for the treatment
  • The practitioner was fully licensed
  • That the equipment was up to date and working correctly
  • That the professional undertaking the procedure used the correct laser, setting and timing

The damage that a substandard procedure can cause is not just to your physical appearance, the effect it can have on self-esteem can be immeasurable. In a recent case, our firm managed to claim £16,500 for a client who had suffered permanent scarring as a result of an incorrectly performed procedure at a top London treatment centre.

Our team will handle your case in a sensitive and caring manner, and work tirelessly to give you the best possible outcome.

If you feel that you have been subject to an incorrectly performed procedure and would like to speak to a member of our team about potentially raising a claim, please email us at