Medicolegal Expert Reporting on Failed Ear Surgery

About 20% of Mr Gault's negligence work relates to cases of failed ear surgery, including loss of ear tissue and telephone deformity.

If you are a solicitor, please contact us on to request Terms and Conditions and Mr Gault's availability to assist with the case. We accept instruction by email but please do not send case notes until the case has been formally accepted. Please note that we no longer accept case notes in digital format.

Below are examples of pinnaplasty surgery undertaken at other centres with poor results.

M deformity after failed surgery M deformity after failed otoplasty
otoplasty gone wrong - loss of antihelical fold Failed pinnaplasty with loss of antihelix
Pinnaplasty gone wrong - severe ear deformity Severe ear deformity after ear pinning surgery
Ear pin back surgery gone wrong - loss of ear rim Failed pinback surgery - loss of ear rim

If you or your child have undergone ear surgery at another centre which has had an unfortunate result and you are considering a legal claim, this must be done through a solicitor so that Mr Gault receives their formal direction in addressing the requirements of the court. Whilst there is an understandable desire when you have had a poor result from surgery to ask for a corrective procedure as soon as possible, it is usually best that you seek appropriate advice first, both from a legal and surgical perspective.

Examples of pinnaplasty surgery with poor results; all the examples below follow operations to pinback the ear undertaken at other centres.

Ear pinning gone wrong
Otoplasty complications
Ear rim missing
Bad pinnaplasty result
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David Gault's blog on ear correction gone wrong