There are many reasons why a person might decide to have Botox procedures or other injectables. Botox can be used for cosmetic reasons, but it has also been shown to reduce the pain associated with migraines. Other injectables may be used in lips or cheeks in order to achieve the desired aesthetic affect.
While Botox procedures are generally very safe, some people do experience adverse affects and suffer as a result. These adverse effects might be caused by allergic reactions, but they could also occur as a result of medical malpractice and improper administering of the injectable. If you have suffered as a result of a dermal injectable, it is important that you take the time to consider whether you would like to make a legal claim.
How can I know if I have a medical malpractice claim after getting Botox?
Generally speaking, if you can prove that the surgeon or doctor was negligent in their behavior, and that this behavior led to your injury, you will likely be able to make a successful legal claim.
Negligence is a difficult term to define and deciding whether certain behavior was negligent can often be subjective. As a general rule in a medical malpractice case, the medical provider's behavior will be held up in comparison with a hypothetical competent medical provider. If the actions of the doctor administering Botox fell short of what a hypothetical competent doctor would have done in the situation, the doctor's actions will probably be classed as negligent.
It is also vital that there is a strong link made between the negligent actions of the doctor and the injuries that you suffered. It must be shown that if the doctor had not been negligent, you would not have suffered in the way that you did. In other words, clear causation should be shown.
If you have suffered from adverse effects after having Botox injections or other cosmetic procedures, it is important that you consider the ways that these injuries affected you. Perhaps you needed to take time off from work, or you felt embarrassed to leave the house during the time it took for the swelling to subside. You may be able to claim compensation for your suffering in the state of Illinois.