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Cosmetic Treatment Claims

Beauty treatment is meant to improve your self-esteem. If performed improperly, it can have just the opposite effect.

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I am very happy and satisfied with the settlement you achieved for me and the service was excellent and thank you very much

Mrs E.Swaffield
Loughborough

Making a claim for negligent cosmetic treatment

Having beauty treatment is meant to improve your self-esteem and enhance your features. However, if performed improperly, it can have just the opposite effect.

In recent years, the cosmetic treatment and beauty industry has boomed, owing to a surge in demand for treatments which include Botox, dermal fillers, eyebrow microblading and lip fillers.

According to the Independent Healthcare Advisory Service (IHAS), about 200,000 anti-wrinkle injections (including Botox and dermal fillers) are carried out in the UK each year. Most cosmetic procedures are carried out privately, rather than on the NHS. An alarming number of these treatments are unregulated. Worryingly, a beauty therapist applying potentially toxic substances to your face may not hold any qualifications to administer the relevant treatment. There is no government regulation, no accountability, and no supervisory body to oversee such beauty practices. The Royal College of Surgeons (RCS) is calling for stricter controls over cosmetic procedures with only trained doctors, nurses and dentists being able to provide non-surgical cosmetic treatments such as Botox. Currently anyone, such as beauticians with no medical training, can administer these semi-invasive treatments.

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Our Financial, Property and Professional Claims team is headed by senior solicitor Claire Critchley who has over 10 years’ experience dealing with complex legal claims against a variety of professionals.

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This includes claims against surveyors, architects, estate agents and solicitors, in addition to dealing with financial disputes involving mis-sold mortgages and interest rate swaps.

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10 simple steps to claim

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Understanding what went wrong
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Reviewing relevant documents
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Obtaining an initial response to your grievance
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Sending the Letter of Claim
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The professional’s detailed response
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Issuing court proceedingsTaking a detailed statement
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Obtaining experts’ reports
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Taking a detailed statementIssuing court proceedings
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Attending your court trial
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Awarding your compensation claim

Your questions... answered

What can I claim for?

There is no definitive list in relation to what you can claim for, however common losses can include the following:

  • Physical effects such allergic reactions and disfigurement
  • Psychological effects - defective treatment may impact on the self-esteem of an individual, affecting their mental health and self-confidence
  • Costs of restorative treatment
  • Loss of earnings
  • Travel Expenses

How long will a claim take?

Every claim is different and therefore it is very difficult to answer this question. Should the Defendant be willing to engage with us at an early stage, it is possible that your matter could be settled within 12 months. However, in our experience, it is likely to take much longer than that. In some instances we have had no alternative but to issue formal Court proceedings against a Defendant should they be reluctant to make a reasonable offer of settlement. Much will also depend on what, if any, corrective treatment is required and how long that treatment will take.

The beauty treatment provider is uninsured. What can I do?

Because a treatment provider is uninsured, does not necessarily mean it is the end of the road for your claim. We will take all necessary steps to investigate the solvency of the individual or their business, as it may be an option to either pursue them personally or the business which provided the treatment.

How much compensation will I get?

The amount of compensation you will receive will depend on your individual case.

When you take your claim forward we will calculate the value of your claim based on several different factors. As well as general damages for the pain and suffering the negligent treatment has caused, we will also consider other claims you may have, such as the impact the botched treatment has had on your quality of life, the effect on your earnings and the potential psychological impact the treatment has had on you.

Once your claim has been valued you will then need to prove your losses to the court in order to be successful. This is quantifiable in some cases, such as through financial documents and payslips. In other cases, you can show your medical treatment record to support your claims, such as those indicating the level of pain you were experiencing at the time. You may also need an expert report in the desired field to demonstrate that your beauty practitioner fell below the standard required for that particular treatment. We will help you with all of this.

There is no definitive list in relation to what you can claim for, however common losses can include the following:

  • Physical effects such allergic reactions and disfigurement
  • Psychological effects - defective treatment may impact on the self-esteem of an individual, affecting their mental health and self-confidence
  • Costs of restorative treatment
  • Loss of earnings
  • Travel Expenses

Every claim is different and therefore it is very difficult to answer this question. Should the Defendant be willing to engage with us at an early stage, it is possible that your matter could be settled within 12 months. However, in our experience, it is likely to take much longer than that. In some instances we have had no alternative but to issue formal Court proceedings against a Defendant should they be reluctant to make a reasonable offer of settlement. Much will also depend on what, if any, corrective treatment is required and how long that treatment will take.

Because a treatment provider is uninsured, does not necessarily mean it is the end of the road for your claim. We will take all necessary steps to investigate the solvency of the individual or their business, as it may be an option to either pursue them personally or the business which provided the treatment.

The amount of compensation you will receive will depend on your individual case.

When you take your claim forward we will calculate the value of your claim based on several different factors. As well as general damages for the pain and suffering the negligent treatment has caused, we will also consider other claims you may have, such as the impact the botched treatment has had on your quality of life, the effect on your earnings and the potential psychological impact the treatment has had on you.

Once your claim has been valued you will then need to prove your losses to the court in order to be successful. This is quantifiable in some cases, such as through financial documents and payslips. In other cases, you can show your medical treatment record to support your claims, such as those indicating the level of pain you were experiencing at the time. You may also need an expert report in the desired field to demonstrate that your beauty practitioner fell below the standard required for that particular treatment. We will help you with all of this.