Botox Error Compensation Claims
Botox is a relatively low cost form of cosmetic surgery, usually purchased to improve the look of the skin and is normally completed with pleasing results and no complications. However, a number of botox patients have reported an undesired look following the procedure and have communicated dissatisfaction with the finish and the information that they were given prior to the treatment. Suffering from complications during a cosmetic surgery procedure can have dire consequences on emotional wellbeing as well as physical implications.
If you have suffered from complications during a botox procedure or the practitioner did not observe their legal duty of care to you, and you suffered harm or losses because of this, you may be eligible to make a claim for compensation.
What is Botox?
Botox injections are sometimes referred to as dermal fillers, and they are an increasingly popular cosmetic surgery. Many people turn to botox to help alleviate the signs of ageing and rejuvenate the youth and plumpness of their skin. Botox is made from a neurotoxin called botulinum and is used in the treatment of muscular conditions, cosmetic practices and to cause temporary muscle paralysis through the small injections of the substance into the required area.
Botox may be administered by the NHS, for patients who need the treatment in order to alter muscles before further treatment or procedures can be carried out by private practitioners as in cosmetic cases. In both circumstances, all professionals are required to abide by health and safety legislation and maintain the wellbeing of their patient at all times.
It is not necessary for those who administer Botox to hold a medical degree, though full training should be taken before the procedures are offered. It is wise for patients to quantify the qualifications and experience levels of any practitioner prior to receiving any botox treatments.
Am I eligible to make a Botox compensation claim?
You may be eligible to make a claim for compensation if you suffer from any unwanted side effects following Botox treatment. Botox injections should only be given by highly trained professionals who observe the highest standards of care and hygiene. The professional has a duty of care to administer the Botox safely and in accordance with health and safety regulations, and if they failed to observe these guidelines, they are likely to be liable for any harm or suffering caused to you.
In order to be eligible to make a claim, you do not need to have suffered from a therapist or clinician error. It may be possible to pursue a claim for compensation if you feel that the clinic that treated you were not honest about the results prior to your procedure. That is to say that if the clinic did not meet your expectations as per their marketing material and consultation promises, you may be eligible to claim compensation for disappointing results.
When a Botox administration is made with errors, the patient can suffer from adverse effects. This might include:
- Undesirable aesthetics
- Numbness in the injected and surrounding areas
- Inability to talk
- Pain in the injected and surrounding areas,
- Allergic reactions
- Headaches and inability to make facial movements.
If you have suffered from any of these negative results after receiving Botox, call 0800 678 1410 to have your case assessed to determine whether you are eligible to make a claim for personal injury compensation.
How much compensation will I be awarded?
The amount of compensation that is awarded to you will greatly depend upon the severity of the suffering that you have endured as a result of the procedure. The greater the negative impact on your life, the higher the compensation award will be. Experienced solicitors will have managed many Botox compensation claims and are able to secure the maximum compensation awards possible.
When determining the amount of compensation that should be paid, your solicitor will aim to demonstrate all areas of suffering and loss in order to secure the highest settlement sum. This means that the following areas of potential loss will be considered:
- Compensation for the pain and suffering caused
- Treatment costs
- Recovery of expense for the initial treatment
- Costs for any pain relief required
- Recovery of lost income if time off work was needed
- Emotional distress caused by the procedural error
Your solicitor will work with focus and commitment in order to achieve the most favourable outcome, and will strive to secure the highest compensation awards available in all cases.
Benefits of Using a Solicitor
Personal injury solicitors are highly experienced in processing and managing Botox compensation claims. They have specific knowledge in this field and so will understand what treatment and results are reasonably acceptable and can readily assess the times that a practitioner has fallen short of their duty of care to you.
Your solicitor will offer you a free initial consultation where they will answer any questions that you have and assess the particulars of your case. At this point, they will explain the claim process and give you an experienced estimate of the likely settlement award that you could be entitled to claim.
Additional benefits include:
- Friendly and knowledgeable staff
- No win, no fee service
- Focused and specific knowledge of Botox and cosmetic surgery errors
- Commitment to securing the highest levels of compensation in all cases
- Constant update on your case with clear explanations of procedures