Dermal filler injury compensation claims
In this article we explain everything you should know about making a dermal filler injury compensation claim.
Dermal fillers are an increasingly popular minimally invasive cosmetic procedure intended to rejuvenate skin and improve the appearance of lines and wrinkles. Some argue that the cosmetic surgery industry is not adequately regulated, and that procedures like dermal fillers and botox are increasingly being carried out without adequate training or safety procedures. The BBC has said it is a "cosmetic crisis waiting to happen."
If you have suffered a dermal filler injury in the last three years and someone else was to blame, then we can help you make a compensation claim.
Increasing numbers of people are claiming compensation for cosmetic procedures that have gone wrong. The two main reasons for dermal filler compensation claims are as follows.
A dermal filler negligence claim can be made against a cosmetic surgeon or a clinic if they are found to be responsible for procedural error. Procedural errors include:
- Incorrect placement of fillers
This can cause lumps and bumps under the skin
When too much filler is injected and must be removed this can be difficult to do
Failure to advise
Medical professionals are required to inform their patients of the potential risks and side-effects of treatment so that the patient can make an informed decision. If the cosmetic surgeon or the clinic fail to adequately inform the patient of the risks associated with treatment, the patient may be able to make a compensation claim. Claims can be made for:
- Allergic reactions
- Side-effects of treatment that were not adequately explained prior to the procedure
I have a strong claim - why won't a solicitor take it on?
Patients can claim compensation for the following:
- Physical effects
Including lumps and bumps from incorrect placement of dermal fillers and allergic reactions
- Psychological effects
As dermal fillers are usually injected on the face, procedural errors may impact on the self-esteem of an individual, affecting their mental health and self-confidence
- Costs of restorative medical surgery
Our panel of solicitors have assisted clients who have sustained injuries during surgical and no surgical cosmetic treatments such as:
- those using biosynthetic polymers, collagen and hyaluronic acid (HA).
- those carried out on lips, nasolabial lines, marionette lines and vertical lip lines
- general wrinkle reduction and lip volume enhancement
- Juvederm and silhouette soft
Quittance's panel of solicitors are experienced in dealing with dermal filler negligence compensation claims, and will look into your individual case in order to gain the compensation you deserve.
The amount of compensation you will receive depends on a number of factors. Our cosmetic surgery compensation calculator provides an accurate estimate of your likely compensation.
The national network of QLS solicitors handle all types of clinical negligence claims, from relatively minor claims to catastrophic injury. Chosen on the basis of their track record in winning claims, QLS's solicitors have years of experience.
Personal injury solicitors now work on a No Win, No Fee basis.
No Win, No Fee means that if your claim is not successful, you will not need to pay any legal fees.
If you do win your case, a success fee will be deducted from the compensation award and paid to your solicitor.
About the author
With over 20 years' experience in the law, Jenny has spent the last decade specialising in personal injury, with a particular focus on industrial disease cases.
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