BOTOX – What Can Go Wrong?
Cosmetic Surgery Compensation Claims in UK
In UK the number of cosmetic procedures done in a year is increasing fast.
Non surgical procedures account for 9 in 10 procedures are worth 75% of the total spend.
In 2015 the value of the non surgical cosmetic procedures done is expected to be £3.6 Billion, and that’s up from
£2.3 Billion in 2014.
Non-surgical (or non invasive) procedures include practices such as:
- Chemical Peels
- Laser Hair Removal
There is currently no regulation around who can administer Botox or dermal fillers, it can be carried out without training. [There are some jurisdictions where there is regulation, such as Australia, but these may not be enforced]
Whereas surgical procedures must take place in regulated clinical settings, such as independent hospitals. Providers of non-surgical procedures are subject to less stringent controls and are carried out in a range of contexts including:
• Beauty Parlours
• Mobile come-to-you At Home
What Can Go Wrong With Botox?
A lot can go wrong, and a lot of that is not reversible. Botox is, after all the most toxic toxin known and needs to be administered in minute doses, and put in exactly the right place. You may have unintended effects such as
• Unintended Muscle Weakness
• Eyelid Droop
• Double Vision
• Speech and Breathing Difficulties
• Allergic Reaction
The British Association of Dermatologists found that 63% of complications their dermatologists saw from botched non-invasive cosmetic work was irreversible.
The vital action needed they say is legislation “which we all believe is necessary for public safety,” said a spokesperson.
Cosmetic surgery can sometimes lead to unsatisfactory results, which can lead to you being eligible for a cosmetic surgery compensation claim. Your surgeon should have taken every opportunity to discuss your procedure with you, outlining possible outcomes, results and dangers. There should also be a period of time between your consultation and the procedure, which is known as the cooling down period, which can give you the chance to reconsider the procedure if you wish.
If you have undergone a cosmetic surgery procedure through a private clinic but believe that you did not receive an adequate level of care, were misled or even pressured by your surgeon, you may be entitled to make a cosmetic surgery compensation claim.
If you need to make a claim for any botched procedure find a lawyer who is experienced and knowledgeable about these claims.
If you are in Australia find a medical negligence lawyer here. If you are in UK click here.
Original source of this post : Blackwater Law.