Botox lawsuits are personal injury cases that seek compensation for those injured after receiving Botox treatments.
Used for both cosmetic and medical procedures, Botox injections are refined forms of the harmful protein known scientifically as botulinum toxin Type A. The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has approved Botox for use in a number of procedures, including in the treatment of:
- excessive blinking (blepharospasm)
- excessive sweating
- frown lines and wrinkles
- neck spasms, neck pain and/or abnormal posture (collectively known as cervical dystonia).
Although effective in these capacities, Botox injections have been found to cause a few life-threatening side effects. In fact, a study published in the Journal of American Academy of Dermatology (Sept. 2005) found that, between 1989 and 2003, medical use of Botox caused 28 deaths (None of these deaths resulted from cosmetic Botox injections).
Anyone injured after receiving Botox treatments, as well as families of deceased Botox patients, will likely be entitled to a settlement for their injuries and losses by pursuing a Botox lawsuit.
Starting an Allergan Botox Lawsuit
Allergan, Inc. is the pharmaceutical manufacturer of Botox. Consequently, Botox lawsuits filed on behalf on injured plaintiffs will be seeking compensation from Allergan.
Prospective plaintiffs can find out if they have a case by meeting with an experienced Botox attorney for a free initial consultation. During this meeting, Botox lawyers will:
- Evaluate plaintiffs' cases.
- Figure out if a plaintiff is entitled to a Botox settlement.
- Explain the process associated with filing and winning a Botox lawsuit.
- Advise a plaintiff on the best manner in which to proceed with his case.
To encourage injured parties to stand up for their legal rights and follow through with a Botox lawsuit, attorneys will delay payment for their services until the case is won.
Botox Lawsuit is Raising Eyebrows
As more individuals develop serious Botox side effects, many more Botox lawsuits are sure to be filed. It's important that those receiving Botox treatments understand the types and symptoms of Botox side effects so they know when to seek medical attention and legal help.
Life-threatening Botox side effects may include:
- heart attack
- respiratory depression (difficulty breathing)
- severe allergic reaction.
Here is a look at some past Botox lawsuits?
Kaplan Botox Lawsuit
In June 2007, Eric and Bonnie Kaplan (of Florida) won a Botox settlement after they had received injections of unapproved raw botulinum, developed severe respiratory depression and nearly died. The amount of this award was undisclosed due to a confidentiality clause attached to the settlement.
Ira Medavoy Botox Lawsuit
In October 2004, Ira Medavoy, a Hollywood socialite, filed a lawsuit against a prominent celebrity dermatologist (Dr. Arnold Klein), claiming that Botox injections she had received caused her to experience a 4-month migraine and other pain.
In the suit, Medavoy sought over $190,000 for her medical bills, lost wages and pain and suffering.
Following a 5-week trial, the jury ruled against Medavoy. However, Medavoy has said that she will continue working to inform the public about the dangers associated with Botox use.
Have you or a loved one been injured after receiving Botox treatments? If so, contact a Botox lawyer who can evaluate your case and help you win the compensation you deserve.
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