If you have had a botched Botox treatment, you should talk to one of our cosmetic surgery solicitors about a Botox compensation claim.
Our cosmetic surgery lawyers deal with claims for cosmetic surgery negligence, medical negligence and personal injury relating to Botox treatment and plastic surgery procedures.
What are Botox injections used for?
Botox injections are among the most frequently used beauty treatments with many thousands being carried out each year in the UK.
At its best, Botox treatment provides a quick and simple cosmetic procedure to refresh the appearance.
Botox injections can also provide a solution to a number of medical problems including those originating in neuromuscular tissue. For example, medical professionals use it to treat cervical dystonia.
However, a botched Botox treatment can cause emotional distress, minor injuries, severe scarring and in the worst cases, serious health consequences.
If you have suffered from problems after a bad Botox treatment, you may be able to claim compensation.
Most of our Botox injury claims are conducted on a no-win no fee basis and we offer a free consultation to all our clients to discuss the claims process.
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How does Botox work?
Botox injections contain botulinum toxin which temporarily freezes muscles by blocking chemical messages from the nerves that cause the muscles to contract.
What is Botox treatment used for?
When used as a cosmetic procedure on the face or neck, Botox injections will relax the facial muscles, making the skin look smoother and reducing the appearance of lines.
Botox is often used to treat wrinkles around the eyes and mouth and on the forehead. The results, good or bad, may take up to a week to become obvious and will last about three or four months.
Botulinum toxin therapy is used to treat many neurological disorders, including:
- Blinking or twitching of the muscles on one side of the face
- Dystonias and movement disorders that cause involuntary muscle contraction
- Painful muscle spasms caused by strokes, multiple sclerosis, brain injuries or cerebral palsy
- Cervical dystonia – a neurological disorder that causes severe neck and shoulder muscle contractions
- Blepharospasm – uncontrollable blinking
- Strabismus – misaligned eyes
Botox injected in the neck can reduce the frequency of chronic migraines and excessive sweating can be helped by injections in the armpit.
We are experienced in helping clients with Botox compensation claims made against medical professionals for medical negligence and other providers who have botched Botox injections.
Who can give Botox injections?
In the UK you do not need to be a medical professional to give Botox treatment, however, it is still the responsibility of the provider to carry out a Botox procedure in a safe manner.
Our personal injury solicitors can help you with your Botox injury claim whether your provider is medically trained or not.
What sort of negligent treatment would merit a Botox compensation claim?
Any kind of Botox injury may merit a personal injury claim.
An unskilled or negligent Botox provider could cause a Botox injury by injecting Botox too deeply into the face, damaging other structures and causing facial disfigurement.
Botox injections that are delivered superficially into the skin rather than deeper into the facial muscles can cause trauma and potentially significant scarring.
Carrying out a Botox procedure in the eye area requires particular care. If performed badly a Botox injection in this area could cause minor eye injuries.
Identifying the correct muscle group in the face is a skilled job requiring a steady hand and should be carried out in a way that ensures no avoidable harm. Injecting the wrong facial muscles could result in unwanted changes to your appearance that you will have to live with for months before the effect wears off. These effects could include facial asymmetry or drooping brows.
If your provider uses poor-quality Botox, the results may be substandard but bad Botox could also cause more profound problems.
What are the possible results of a botched botox treatment?
You may be able to claim compensation for Botox negligence resulting in the following:
- Skin discoloration
- Viral and bacterial infection
- Redness and swelling at the site of injection
- Allergic reactions, lumps under the skin
- Skin ulceration in the injected part
- Drooping or muscle weakness
- Inability to blink where too much Botox has been injected into the eyelid area
- Drooling where Botox has been injected around the mouth area
- Flu- like symptoms
- Stomach upsets
What will my Botox injury compensation claim include?
Using our no-win no fee service you may be able to pursue a compensation claim for Botox negligence if you have suffered from any of the above Botox injuries.
Emotional distress and lost earnings will also be taken into account as part of your Botox compensation claim.
Our personal injury lawyers may claim further compensation for repayment of costs associated with correcting the issue, for example, private medical treatment or a further cosmetic procedure with a different provider.
How do I start my Botox injury claim?
We offer all our clients a free consultation to discuss their Botox injury before the claims process begins.
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How much compensation could I get?
Using our experience of Botox negligence claims, we will be able to advise you on the maximum compensation claim that you could make for your negligent treatment.
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