04 November, 2010
Clinical Negligence Specialists Forbes Solicitors are warning people to think carefully before rushing into non-surgical beauty and anti-ageing treatments with unqualified practitioners following a rise in enquiries from those who have suffered as a result.
Sara Linford, Clinical Negligence Solicitor at Forbes Solicitors comments, "I have seen an increase in the number of patients recently who have suffered as a result of botched treatments administered by insufficiently trained practitioners."
"These include those who have been burned by laser treatment, had fillers injected into the wrong place or where skin has been left looking lumpy. There are also cases where complainants say they've had too much Botox put into the wrong place, which has left them looking rather strange. It is essential to check the qualifications of anyone who will be administering a procedure and take action if you feel you have suffered."
At the moment there are no Government regulations in place for those who administer these particular types of cosmetic procedures and some only have as little as half a day's training. In a recent You Gov survey 73% of consumers surveyed expressed concern at the possibility of undergoing a cosmetic procedure at the hands of so called 'cosmetic cowboys'.
If you, a family member or friend has suffered as a result of botched cosmetic surgery or botox treatments contact Sara Linford by email and the team of Clinical Negligence Solicitors at Forbes on free phone 0800 689 0973. Forbes offers free initial constulations and funding options can be considered including your eligibility for Legal Services Commission Funding (Public Funding). If you have a case worth investigating we are sure that we can arrange a funding method suitable to you.