Botox Compensation Claims Solicitors
Injections of Botox (also known as botulinum toxin) relax the muscles in your face, reducing the appearance of wrinkles and lines like crow's feet and frown lines. Patients can also have Botox injections on other parts of the body, such as their underarms.
This is a temporary procedure which only lasts for three to four months. Depending on the clinic and the area being treated, Botox injections can cost anywhere upwards of £100 in the UK.
For many people, Botox injections are a necessary form of treatment for a variety of different health conditions. But for many others, Botox is a cosmetic procedure that gives people a feeling of self-confidence they may otherwise lack.
So, when Botox patients fall victim to medical negligence, this can have particularly devastating consequences on the patient’s mental wellbeing.
If you, or someone close to you, have experienced avoidable harm after your Botox specialist acted inappropriately prior to, during or after your Botox injections procedure, then you could be entitled to compensation.
All patients are owed a duty of care from medical professionals. If you believe that you might have experienced mental, physical, emotional or financial harm as a result of Botox injection negligence, then you are not alone.
With the right solicitor on your side, you can begin to understand what your next steps should be.
Why choose us
SDS Solicitors has a wealth of first-hand experience working with clients, many of whom have been the victims of medical malpractice and have filed Botox injection negligence claims.
We understand that no amount of compensation can take away from the trauma that you have experienced. But we also know that with the right legal advice, you can get the closure you deserve.
A winning claim can significantly lessen some of the financial hardship that this kind of neglect can bring about, providing you and your family more time to concentrate on your next actions.
That's why our experts will always consult with, advise, defend, and advocate for our clients.
Our knowledgeable team of accident, medical negligence, and personal injury lawyers has been committed since 1997 to helping our clients get the best outcomes for themselves, their loved ones, and their future.
Despite the fact that our office is in Manchester, England, we work with clients from all around England and Wales to determine whether they have a claim and to assist them through the claims procedure.
To find out more about how we can help, if you might have a claim, and the amount you could be entitled to, get in touch with one of our experts by filling out our contact form or calling the number at the top of this page.
How much compensation am I entitled to?
If it is determined that you have been a victim of Botox injection negligence and your claim is successful, then the amount of compensation you receive will depend on the extent of the harm you have endured. The mental, physical and emotional toll should all be taken into account.
While it is not possible to gauge the amount of compensation you could be entitled to without seeking expert legal counsel, the amount of compensation for different kinds of Botox injection negligence injuries will typically fall within the following ranges:
- Small amount of scarring may lead to compensation payouts between £1,710 and £3,530
- Minor scarring may lead to compensation payouts between £3,950 and £13,740
- Scarring that requires plastic surgery may lead to compensation payouts between £9,110 and £30,090.
- Significant ("less severe") scarring that causes facial disfigurement and psychological trauma may lead to compensation payouts between £17,960 and £48,420.
- Severe scarring that has led to permanent disfigurement and severe psychological distress may lead to compensation payouts between £29,780 and £97,330.
- Vision impairment caused by a "botched" Botox treatment may lead to a compensation payout between £2,200 and £54,830
- Blindness caused by a botched Botox treatment may lead to a compensation payout up to £268,720.
To learn whether you could have a claim, what your next steps should be and how much compensation you could be entitled to, get in touch with one of our experts today by filling out our contact form.
Alternatively, you can call us via the number at the top of this page and chat directly with one of our Botox injection negligence experts.
What are the causes of Botox negligence?
Botox is an increasingly popular procedure in the UK. Not only is it a popular form of cosmetic procedure, it is also used to treat a variety of health conditions.
In 2002, it was discovered that Botox was particularly effective in reducing the frown lines that frequently develop between people's eyes, and it also began to gain popularity as a cosmetic procedure. In 2004 it was recognised as an effective treatment for the condition known as hyperhidrosis, which causes excessive sweating. Additionally, it was authorised as a migraine treatment in 2010.
Despite the fact that it is now regarded as a relatively safe procedure, during Botox injection procedures, there is still a chance that something might go wrong and the Botox patient could get hurt.
While there are unfortunately many ways that Botox injection negligence can occur, the most common include:
- if your Botox practitioner administered an unsafe amount of Botox (too much)
- if the injection was made in the wrong site
- if your Botox practitioner failed to address any allergies you might have or medication you may be taking
- if the proper hygiene standards were not met
There are risks involved with any medical procedure, but when harm that could have been avoided (had the medical professionals in charge of the procedure acted accordingly as shown above) is caused to a patient, this is considered negligent.
Medical negligence can occur before, during or after your Botox injections. Several of the more typical Botox injuries include:
- an allergy response
- paralysis of facial muscle
- psychological effects brought on by emotional discomfort and unhappiness.
- being unable to speak clearly
- double or blurred vision
- facial deformity.
If you have suffered mental, physical or financial damage as a result of negligent care leading up to, during or after your Botox injections, then you could have a claim. To find out whether you might be entitled to compensation, how much you could be entitled to and what your next steps should be, get in touch with one of our experts today.
I was not fully informed about the risks of Botox injections before the procedure. Am I entitled to compensation?
If you have received Botox injections, your treatment specialist should have made you aware of these risks beforehand.
However, if the Botox practitioner who handled your procedure did not explain the risks associated with Botox injections (and Botox injection complications), then this is considered negligent. This is because a legal requirement of any medical procedure is that, where possible, the patient gives consent to the procedure.
Without fully understanding the risks of Botox injections beforehand, you cannot give informed consent.
If you were not made aware of the risks associated with Botox injections before your procedure, you could have a claim. To find out for sure, get in touch with one of our Botox negligence experts today.
I recently had Botox injections and am unsatisfied with the results. Do I have a claim?
One of the risks with any procedure, but particularly cosmetic procedures, is that mistakes can happen which drastically alter the effects of the surgery, implants or injections.
But, if the Botox is poor, can you claim compensation? You can if it was caused by Botox carelessness.
If it is established that you were not at fault but rather the victim of negligence and you have suffered Botox side effects on your forehead, a head injury after receiving Botox, or any other harm, you will have a good case for filing a claim. However, you would not be able to file a claim if the practitioner had followed all instructions precisely and the only thing you were upset with was the outcome.
What are my next steps?
There are a variety of factors that should be taken into account when making your Botox injury compensation application. The severity of the damages combined with these factors will determine the final settlement amount.
Variables such as:
- The amount of physical, psychological and emotional harm that you have suffered
- Any medical, treatment and recovery expenses that you have incurred as a direct result of your injury
- Additional costs, such as travel costs and loss of earnings (due to being unable to work)
Can, and should, be taken into account when making your claim.
Additionally, if you have received assistance at home while recovering from injuries sustained after Botox negligence, your caregiver may also make a claim.
At SDS Solicitors, our expert team have a wealth of knowledge and experience in the personal injury claims sector and have been handling cosmetic surgery complaints across England and Scotland for a number of years. Our track record for winning compensation claims is excellent, and we frequently get our clients the highest possible settlements.
To find out whether you could have a claim, how much you could be entitled to and get the closure you deserve, get in touch with one of our experts today.
Established in Manchester in 1997, we are a leading specialist personal injury, accident and medical negligence law firm acting for victims of non-fault incidents, such as negligent beauty treatment.
Our experienced Accident Claims Solicitors act regularly for clients across Greater Manchester on a No Win No Fee basis, including Ashton, Bury, Bolton, Radcliffe, Prestwich, Middleton, Failsworth, Rochdale, Oldham, and Whitefield.
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