Botox Compensation Claims
If you have suffered as a result of negligent botulinum (Botox) injection treatment, the team of experts at Cosmetic Surgery Solicitors are here to help you claim the compensation you deserve.
We have a success rate of over 95% on the claims we have pursued for our clients after obtaining medical evidence, and consequently secured them over £3 million in compensation. This is thanks to the combined expertise and experience that comes with being the very first legal firm in England and Wales dedicated to helping victims of cosmetic surgery negligence.
To speak to us about making a claim, call 0808 252 3134 and we’ll be happy to discuss your circumstances and options with you. Alternatively, you can arrange for us to call you back by leaving your details on via the online contact form on this page.
About Botox injections
Botulinum Toxin Type A is a protein contained in drugs that are used primarily to reduce the appearance of certain types of wrinkles. While it is available in generic versions, it is perhaps best known by the original brand name of the drug: Botox.
Used to temporarily improve the appearance of frown lines between eyebrows, it works by stopping muscle contraction in the muscle that it is injected into. Botox can be injected into areas of the face to smooth out fine lines and wrinkles and reduce frown lines, which normally start to appear when people hit middle-age.
While it is best known as an anti-wrinkle treatment, it can also be used for other medical conditions like excess sweating, leaky bladders and migraines.
While wrinkles are part of the natural ageing process, Botox has become incredibly popular in recent years for people who are trying to achieve a younger-looking complexion and who wish to avoid invasive surgery, such as a facelift.
Its popularity is such that the global Botox market is forecast to reach £1.8 billion by 2018, while the UK market is already worth more than £18 million a year.
How it works
Botox is administered by diluting the powder in saline and injecting directly into neuromuscular tissue. Around 12-20 injections are given in the vertical lines between the eyebrows and the crow’s feet wrinkles around the patient’s eyes.
It is also sometimes injected into the neck, the jaw and the armpits to treat excessive sweating.
The procedure takes about 30-45 minutes.
The jab of Botox works by blocking the release of the neurotransmitter acetylcholine, the chemical messenger that tells muscles to contract. Over time, the nerves gradually rebuild the ability to release the chemical messenger and the muscles eventually regain their ability to function. The effects of botulinum toxin injections last for between two and six months.
What can go wrong?
Despite its increasing popularity, there have been a rising number of instances where a Botox treatment has gone wrong, leaving the patient in significant distress.
In most cases, the injections work perfectly well and the desired outcome is achieved for the cosmetic surgery patient. However, when a treatment goes wrong, serious difficulties can ensue for the victim.
Indications of negligent Botox injections can be severe and include:
- Facial disfigurement
- Difficulty breathing
- Difficulty eating
Making a claim with Cosmetic Surgery Solicitors
If you choose to let us help with your claim, you’ll get the backing of solicitors who specialise solely in cosmetic surgery negligence. That expertise means we have been able to recover millions of pounds of compensation for our clients to date.
This compensation has offered peace of mind to our clients, who can now afford to pay for any necessary restorative treatment that they would have otherwise had to pay for themselves.
We are known for working quickly and with sensitivity. Here is what one client said recently about our service:
“I am writing to say a massive thank you for your help when I most needed it. I thank you for the total consistency with fighting my case, and especially making me feel comfortable when I lacked confidence in myself, which gave me the strength to proceed knowing that I was not to blame.”
To read more testimonials from our clients, visit this page.
Contact us today
Call Cosmetic Surgery Solicitors today on 0808 252 3134 or request a callback from Michael Saul and his team using our online contact form.