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When you work with MG Legal's beauty negligence solicitors, you get:
Free, no-obligation consultation with a specialist solicitor
The maximum financial compensation in your botched botox claim
A designated solicitor with up to 30 years of experience
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.
New age restrictions for Botox- October 2021:
Following legislation preventing under 18s from using sunbeds, having tattoos, and having teeth whitening treatment, the Botulinum Toxin and Cosmetic Fillers (Children) Act 2021 was introduced in October of 2021, making it a criminal offence to inject Botulinum toxin (Botox) or cosmetic filler into a minor.
This comes after years of lobbying and petitioning from regulatory bodies such as the Joint Counsel for Cosmetic Practitioners to bring regulation to the use of Botox in the beauty industry, with growing concerns over the number of minors being injected with Botox and suffering from serious injuries as a result. Under the new legislation, our beauty treatment claim solicitors are pleased to say that it is against the law to inject Botox or filler into someone under the age of 18, or even to make an appointment or arrangements to do so.
With the introduction of this law across England, it is now even more important that beauty practitioners carrying out Botox treatment obtain signed consent forms from patients, and ensure age verification checks are carried out. If they do not, and are found to be carrying out treatments on those under the age of 18, they could now face criminal prosecution.
This is legislation that our beauty negligence solicitors welcome, with studies estimating that over 40,000 procedures were carried out on under 18s in 2020 alone. Before this new legislation came into place in England, under-18s were able to have Botox-style procedures and dermal fillers with no checks on their age.
If you have suffered from injuries after Botox gone wrong, or did not have the sufficient age verification and consent form procedure, you could be able to make a no win no fee Botox gone wrong injury claim with our beauty negligence solicitors, and obtain financial compensation. Simply get in touch with us online here for a free no-obligation with a no win no fee solicitor.
What are the signs of botched 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 , or botched botox can include:
• Allergic reactions
• Paralysis of the facial muscles
• Facial Swelling
• Impaired vision
• Speech problems
• Psychological Injuries
The above are the most common injuries arising from botched 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 botched 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 botched 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 botched botox 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.
Medical prescribers distributing botox over the internet:
As our beauty negligence solicitors have previously mentioned, in order to prescribe botox, you must be medically trained, with a background as a doctor, nurse, pharmacist or dentist.
These regulations are in place to prevent botox accidents, and botox related injuries to patients. However, this does not mean that the regulations aren’t being broken and manipulated, even by those qualified medical professionals.
In recent weeks, news has broken of a worrying practice taking place up and down the country, where medical professionals are prescribing botox online to patients without having ever seen them face to face, as they are legally required to do. In these scenarios, the botox is prescribed by the medical professional online to the patient, and the patient is seen face to face only by a beautician who is not medically trained. The General Medical Council and Nursing and Midwifery Council are not investigating these cases of botox being distributed online and remotely, and have said that the findings are ‘deeply worrying’.
With these findings coming out in real-time, and the investigations still being carried out, there is a very real chance that the problem is much bigger than first anticipated, and that these working practices have been taking place on a large scale. If you have suffered injuries in any way because of botox gone wrong, and think that the administering or the prescribing of your botox was negligent, or was not done according to the regulations, you could make a botox gone wrong claim for financial compensation with our no win no fee beauty negligence solicitors. Contact us online here and speak to a botched botox solicitor within one working hour.
How much is my botched botox compensation claim worth?
As is the case with all botox compensation claims, the amount of money that your botched botox 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 botched botox injuries, as stated in the Judicial College guidelines, are as follows:
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
Scarring to the body- a number of noticeable laceration scars, or one disfiguring scar
up to £21,330
Eye Damage- loss of sight in one eye
up to £51,460
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 botched botox compensation claim?
MG Legal’s expert botched botox compensation 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 due to a botched 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 claims on a no win no fee basis, with no financial risk to our clients.
Why choose MG Legal for my botched botox 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 botox compensation 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 botox compensation claim.
How will my botched botox compensation 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:
After getting in touch with MG Legal for a no-obligation discussion, our team will accept your claim for botched botox injury compensation on a NO WIN NO FEE basis.
Your solicitor will write to the negligent practitioner who performed the botched botox on your behalf, setting out the reasons for your claim, what they believe was done wrong, and what we believe can be done to compensate you and to assist you in your recovery.
Expert medical evidence will then be obtained, this will include a report from a leading cosmetologist or similar discipline, in order to build your claim to be as strong as possible. This will be organised by MG Legal on your behalf.
In the large majority of cases, we would receive an admission of liability at this point, and be in a position to calculate your damages to be awarded. This occurs in around 85% of claims that MG Legal, your botched botox personal injury solicitors, accept.
In the remaining few cases, it may 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.