HJA client wins GBP 7,600 clinical negligence claim
3rd May 2011
A Hodge Jones & Allen client has won her clinical
negligence claim after suffering damage to her skin from
negligent laser treatment in 2008. She has won £7,600 in
Our client, who is 30 years old, underwent the procedure to
remove some unwanted hair from her body. As a result of the
treatment, she ended up with noticiable marks from where the
therapist had lasered over lines made in pen intended to define the
area to be treated.
Our client was scarred and suffered acute embarrassment, having
to apply make up to the area before exposing it in public. Although
some further treatments may cause the marks to fade slightly, they
are expected to be permanent.
The therapist admitted negligence in using a dark pen to mark
out the area, as well as mistakenly lasering over these lines.
Emma Wray, solicitor at Hodge Jones & Allen LLP commented:
“In this case, our client suffered damage not just to her skin, but
also to her confidence and the quality of her life. As
cosmetic treatment/surgery cases are sometimes complicated and can
fall between the specialist areas of personal injury and clinical
negligence, it is recommended to instruct a firm of solicitors with
expertise in both of these areas, like Hodge Jones & Allen