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Botox patient awarded compensation

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Botox patient awarded compensationA Botox patient has been awarded compensation after a jury heard the procedure had been wrongfully performed.

Douglas Ray Jr was given the money after claiming he was injured following injections to relieve a hand tremor, Reuters reports.

The 67-year-old was awarded $212 million (£126,997,974) after developing brain damage as a result of incorrect use of the procedure.

Pharmaceutical company Allergan was accused of marketing Botox for procedures which remain unapproved by the government.

The firm was allegedly teaching medical professionals how to bill for "off-label" uses such as treating headaches and cerebral palsy in children.

This news comes after Independent Healthcare Advisory Service spokeswoman Sally Taber urged people to ensure Botox practitioners are appropriately qualified, the Sun reports.

Ms Taber advises people contemplating undergoing Botox treatment to check the history of the doctor performing the procedure to ensure they are qualified to administer the injectable cosmetic treatment.ADNFCR-2621-ID-800518948-ADNFCR

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