Snippet from the article:
THE HIGH Court has awarded â‚¬70,000 damages to a sales and marketing manager over a botched hair transplant which left him disfigured.
Mr Justice John Quirke made the award to Niall Clancy (32), Scholarstown Park, Rathfarnham, Dublin, over the procedure which was carried out in the UK on January 12th, 2004.
The award included â‚¬30,000 general damages plus â‚¬40,000 for medical expenses to repair the damage.
Mr Justice Quirke also said Dr Maurice Collins, the surgeon who treated Mr Clancy after the transplant, had given him â€œvery poor adviceâ€ not to have reconstructive surgery until after the court case was completed.
Read the full article at Irish Times – Man wins â‚¬70,000 damages over botched hair transplant
The online currency converter tells me that’s over $99,000 (USD)! I’ve not seen the botched work, but when the doctor told the patient to not have the repair work done until after the case was settled (which took years), it just added to the money the patient was awarded in damages. It is unfortunate that the transplant was so disfiguring, but without seeing photos I’ll have to rely on this article and the court’s decision for my source of case information.
Always remember to do your research on the clinic and physician before getting yourself into a permanent procedure like this. Perhaps this disfiguring hair transplant could’ve been avoided. See: