Claimant consulted Defendant dermatologist in respect of reducing visibility and redness of scarring. Defendant advised that redness could be removed with pulse dye treatment but did not explain what the procedure involved. Following treatment, the Claimant suffered extreme pain, blistering and discolouration of her skin, which eventually subsided but resulted in hypo-pigmentation.
Claimant alleged the Defendant had been negligent in failing to carry out an appropriate examination and identifying that she had poikiloderma of Civatte for which this treatment was not appropriate, failing to provide sufficient information so that any consent would be informed consent and unnecessarily treating certain areas. Liability disputed.
Out of court settlement: £7,000 (estimated General Damages £6,500).