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Botox personal injury claims solicitors. 

Botox is now a common cosmetic procedure, with estimates placing the annual number of Botox procedures globally into the millions (over 7 million procedures were recorded in 2019, and the numbers increase annually). 
 
It is the unfortunate case that some of these procedures go wrong, so if you have been injured as a result of a Botox procedure, it is likely that you can make a Botox personal injury claim.  
 
Contact MG Legal’s team of expert personal injury solicitors to discuss how we can help you on a no win no fee agreement to ensure you have access to the justice you deserve. 
 
Get in touch today to start your claim for personal injury compensation 
MG Legal accept all Personal Injury Compensation claims on a "No Win, No Fee" basis and have a success rate of over 99% 
 

What is Botox treatment and how can it go wrong? 

The name “Botox” is a portmanteau of the main ingredient “Botulinum Toxin”. Botulinum is a poisonous by-product of Clostridium, which is also known as a type of “food poisoning” bacteria. The toxin, when injected into the body, causes a paralysis and indeed, before 2002, when it became a cosmetic product, Botox was used to treat a variety of medical conditions including, facial spasms or “twitches”, disorders of the eyelid, and lazy eye. 
 
Whilst incredibly effective as a medication, the fact that it is a toxin and in sufficient doses can be deadly, as well as being a paralytic, also means that using this treatment improperly can have serious consequences. In cosmetic treatments, the injection is being administered to the face and so correct needle technique and injection procedure also needs to be followed. So, choosing the right practitioner to administer your Botox is incredibly important. 

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What are the signs of botox gone wrong? 

Like any type of cosmetic treatment, Botox can have negative consequences and so, any reputable cosmetologist or beauty therapist will know how to avoid these, including doing a small “patch” test to check for allergic reactions, sourcing their botox from a reputable supplier, providing a full consent form for clients, and being fully trained in the techniques to apply the treatment. 
 
The consequences of badly administered botox can include: 
 
• Allergic reactions 
• Paralysis of the facial muscles 
• Headaches 
• Facial Swelling 
• Impaired vision 
• Bruising 
• Speech problems 
• Infection 
• Psychological Injuries 
 
The above are the most common injuries arising from Botox treatments, that MG Legal's personal injury specialists have dealt with. However, if you believe you have suffered any kind of injury or adverse reaction from Botox, our specialist personal injury solicitors will be able to discuss this with you and identify the correct medical expert to assess your injuries. 

What should I do if I have suffered injury as a result of Botox? 

Firstly, visit your GP or local Walk-in Centre, or if your symptoms are severe, your local Hospital’s Emergency Department. Your expert personal injury solicitor at MG Legal, will be able to obtain copies of your medical records later as part of the evidence for your claim. 
 
Take photographs of the affected area - whilst you may not want to do so, this is vital evidence of the immediate aftermath of the treatment and in several months’ time, when your injuries have faded, this photographic evidence is vital to prove your claim. 
Keep hold of any documentation you were given, such as consent or advice forms, aftercare booklets, and any other booklets or receipts you have. These can provide useful evidence as to the procedures and safeguards that the practitioner or business have in place and make it easier to identify any failings. 
 
Obtain the details of the practitioner who carried out the treatment and also of their employer and insurer if at all possible. If their insurance or other information is publicly displayed, take a clear photograph of it or take down the basic details such as name, insurer’s identity and any policy number. 
 
Take the details of any witnesses, whether family or friends, especially those who may have been with you at the time of the treatment or who saw you immediately afterwards. 
 
Write down what happened as soon as you can, such as whether a patch test was done, what questions you were asked and anything else you think might help you later on such as something you thought was done wrong or anything you thought might have contributed to your injuries. It can also help to keep a daily pain diary to document your experiences. 

How much is my botox claim worth? 

As is the case with all personal injury compensation claims, the amount of money that your claim is worth, and that you can expect to receive in financial compensation for a successful claim, will vary depending on the type of injury that you have sustained, as well as the severity of the injury. 
 
It is further impossible to accurately estimate the exact amount that a botox claim is worth, as you can also claim for special damages such as travel costs and care costs, which will be unique to you. See a full overview, here. 
 
The estimations for the money paid out for different botox injuries, as stated in the Judicial College guidelines, are as follows: 
Injury description: 
Estimated financial compensation amount: 
Facial scarring- where the disfigurement is substantial and there is a significant psychological reaction 
£16,860 to £45,440 
Less significant scarring- where there is but one scar that can be camouflaged and covered up, or there are a number of smaller scars where the overall effect does not markedly affect the appearance and the reaction is no more than that of an ordinarily sensitive young person 
£3,710 to £12,900 
Trivial scarring- where the effect is minor 
£1,600 to £3,310 
Minor eye injuries- initial pain and temporary interference with vision 
£3,710 to £8,200 
Transient eye injuries- with a full recovery within a few weeks.  
£2,070 to £3,710 

Who pays my legal fees if I make a Botox personal injury claim? 

MG Legal’s expert Botox personal injury claims solicitors believe that if access to justice should not entail up-front costs, legal jargon, and confusing conversations with fussy solicitors who don’t live in the real world.  
 
So, if you have suffered a personal injury during a Botox treatment, as a result of someone else’s negligence, then you should not have to pay up front legal costs to get access to justice. MG Legal are proud to say that our expert personal injury solicitors accept all personal injury claim on a no win no fee basis, with no financial risk to our clients. 

Why choose MG Legal for my Botox personal injury compensation claim? 

At MG Legal, each solicitor takes a personal interest in each case and we have a dedicated department dealing with negligence claims against beauticians. Our team is well versed in the commonly quoted pieces of Case Law such a Bolam v Friern and Montgomery v Lanarkshire, as well as having extensive experience of dealing with all types of injury and settling claims successfully at all stages of the process.  
 
Whilst it is highly unlikely that your claim will run all the way to Court, (the vast majority settle without the need for Court proceedings at all), we are not afraid of a denial of liability and our success rate, which exceeds 99%, is testament to the fact that when we take a claim on, you really do have the best chance of successly obtaining an award of personal injury compensation. We believe that our confidence in our own ability is demonstrated by the fact that every personal injury claim we accept is on the basis of a Conditional Fee Agreement, also known as a no win no fee agreement, which means that if we do not succeed for our client, we do not get paid for our work. Get in touch today, here, for a no-obligation discussion of your potential claim. 

 MG Legal’s expert personal injury solicitors have a success rate in excess of 99%, and settle many thousands of personal injury claims every year. Click below to learn more about our team, and why they are the right solicitors for you.  

How will my Botox personal injury claim work? 

Your dedicated Botox personal injury claim solicitor will need to assess your claim and your evidence, which is done usually in the following order: 
 
Your expert solicitor will initially examine the evidence you provide both directly and with any supporting documentation or evidence as detailed above.  
 
Next, your solicitor will write to the negligent practitioner on your behalf, setting out the reasons for your claim, what they believe was done wrong, and at least the basics as to what we believe can be done to compensate you and to assist you in your recovery. 
 
Medical evidence will then be obtained, this will include a report from an expert cosmetologist or similar discipline of expert should liability, also known as breach of duty. The expert will examine the procedure followed, review any relevant medical notes and highlight where they believe the Botox practitioner failed in their duty of care to you. This will be organised by MG Legal on your behalf. Your personal injury solicitor at MG Legal will be able to use these, along with reference to books like the Judicial Studies Board Guidelines, to place a value on the claim (General Damages) and to accompany this with your financial losses (Special Damages) to build a complete picture of a reasonable settlement. 
 
At that point, we would ideally have received an admission of liability and so be in a position to calculate your damages. This occurs in the vast majority of cases, around 85% of claims that MG Legal, your Botox personal injury solicitors accept. 
 
In the remaining few cases, it can be necessary to issue proceedings in the County Court. Whatever stage your claim settles, rest assured that MG Legal’s expert team have been here before many times and we know exactly how to steer your case towards the best, swiftest settlement possible. 
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