Lip And Dermal Filler Negligence | Lip Fillers Gone Wrong Claims

By Danielle Griffin. Last Updated 20th March 2023. On this page, you will find a detailed guide to the process of making a claim for dermal filler compensation as a result of a botched cosmetic surgery procedure.

We’ll explain the process of making dermal filler and lip filler negligence claims throughout this guide. We also explain how long you could have to claim for lip fillers gone wrong. Plus, we offer compensation examples for dermal filler gone wrong and explain who could claim for bad lip fillers.

If you were the victim of a bad cosmetic surgery procedure, you can call Accident Claims UK on 0800 073 8801 now. We will explain the claims process to you, and help you begin your claim.

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Can I Claim If My Lip Fillers Have Gone Wrong?

If you suffered injuries due to a botched lip filler procedure, you might be eligible for compensation. However, you must be able to prove that the beautician owed you a duty of care. You must also have evidence that shows a breach in this duty caused your injuries.

Evidence that could help support your claim for injuries caused by lip filler gone wrong includes:

  • Injury photographs. You may have pictures of your face before the procedure. These could be submitted with photographs that show the after-effects, such as swelling.
  • Medical records. These will show any treatment and medication you required as a result. In addition to your medical records, you could be asked to attend an independent medical exam. This will help determine the impact the injury is expected to have on your life as well as its severity.
  • Witness contact information. If anyone saw what happened, you could take their contact details so they can provide a statement at a later date.
  • Any paperwork about the procedure from the salon or clinic where it was carried out. For example, a waiver you may have signed.

If you’ve suffered injuries due to bad lip fillers, call our advisors. They can give you free advice about what can be submitted as evidence.

How Long Do I Have To Claim If My Lip Filler Goes Wrong?

You may wonder what steps to take when lip filler goes wrong. In addition to having evidence that supports your claim, as discussed above, you must begin legal proceedings within the limitation period.

The Limitation Act 1980 typically gives claimants three years to begin a personal injury claim. This is three years from the date you had the procedure that resulted in problems, such as a lip filler infection.

However, the time limit is suspended in circumstances when the injured party cannot start a claim themselves. These include:

  • Children under the age of 18. Once they turn 18, the time limit will no longer be suspended. This gives them three years from their 18th birthday to begin a claim if one was not started for them. A litigation friend can bring legal proceedings at any time during the suspension.
  • Those lacking the mental capacity will see the time limit suspended indefinitely. As with children, a litigation friend can start a claim at any point. However, if the injured party were to regain mental capacity, they would have three years from that date to start a claim.

If you’ve suffered an injury due to bad face fillers, our advisors can help. You can give them a call and they can answer your questions about what to do next for free.

What Are Dermal And Lip Fillers?

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Dermal fillers and lip fillers are used to add body and volume to a specific part of the body, such as the lips.

If you are the victim of a dermal filler gone wrong, you could be entitled to use a personal injury lawyer to claim compensation. Typical types of fillers used are:

  • Collagen – this used to be the most popular type of filler, but it is used less these days as other, newer options are deemed more effective
  • Hyaluronic Acid – a newer type of dermal filler which has slowly taken over from the older Collagen filler

Both these types of filler can and do, produce side effects, especially if the initial procedure to implant them was botched in some way.

When you were evaluating the dermal fillers’ pros and cons, you probably didn’t find all of the possible side effects that botched dermal fillers could cause. The injuries below are just some that can happen:

  • Tissue death – caused by a blocked blood vessel
  • Temporary or permanent blindness – caused by a blocked blood vessel
  • Deformed face or other areas – due to the filler bulking up in the wrong places or moving
  • Infection – caused by the filler being injected or implanted using tools that were not sterilised properly
  • Minor skin conditions – such as swelling, bruising or itching

If you have suffered effects such as these above due to a botched cosmetic procedure or any others, call Accident Claims UK on the number at the bottom of this page to start a claim. Our lip fillers negligence claims process begins with free legal advice and a no-obligation case review.

Compensation For Allergic Reactions To Dermal Fillers

If you have been the victim of botched lip filler, guy or girl, the compensation you may be able claim for botched lip fillers depends on the type of damage you sustained. However, you could claim the following:

  • General damages – this covers all of the aspects of the medical condition that are physical. So, pain and trauma of the injury, as well as psychological damage such as depression and anxiety
  • Special damages – everything that is not related to the physical injury itself. So, financial losses such as travel costs, medical expenses, loss of earnings due to missed days off work, etc

To find out exactly what types of damages you might claim, call Accident Claims UK on the number at the bottom of this page.

Claiming Compensation When You Signed A Waiver

If the photographs of bad lip fillers before and after show a significant injury, and even though you have had lip filler infection treatment, you still have significant cosmetic damage, then the fact you have signed a waiver does not indemnify the cosmetic surgeon against all claims.

If the cosmetic surgeon who performed the process made a mistake or was negligent in some way, then despite having signed a waiver, you may be able to make a claim for compensation.

Call Accident Claims UK on the number at the bottom of this page to find out how.

Compensation Claims When Your Filler Was Not Carried Out By A Nurse

If you found your cosmetic clinic through an internet search such as “lip fillers near me”, you may have found a clinic staffed by unqualified people. If due to this lack of qualification, the lip filler became infected, and even after you have taken antibiotics for lip filler infection, the problem still persists, you may have grounds to make a compensation claim.

Every cosmetic procedure must be undertaken by a trained and certified professional. If yours wasn’t, then contact Accident Claims UK on the number at the bottom of this page to begin a claim.

Botched Dermal Filler Compensation Claims Calculator

If you have suffered due to the long term effects of dermal fillers and other cheek fillers side effects, the amount of damages you can claim would depend on your specific case. However, the table below gives you a rough indication of how much you might be awarded in compensation.

Type of Injury How Severe? Information Amount
Facial Disfigurement Very Severe Scarring Applicable to younger claimants in their teens to early 30s where the psychological reaction is severe and the cosmetic effect is disfiguring. £29,780 to £97,330
Facial Disfigurement Less Severe Scarring A significant disfigurement with a substantial psychological reaction. £17,960 to £48,420
Facial Disfigurement Significant Scarring Plastic surgery will have reduced the worst of the effects and the psychological reaction won’t be severe. £9,110 to £30,090

Facial Disfigurement Less Significant Scarring Multiple smaller scars or one scar that doesn’t drastically affect the person’s appearance. £3,950 to £13,740

Facial Disfigurement Trivial Scarring The effect of this scarring is only minor. £1,710 to £3,530
Psychiatric Damage Generally Moderately Severe The person will suffer significant in their daily social and working life, among other issues. However, there is an optimistic prognosis. £19,070 to £54,830
Psychiatric Damage Generally Moderate While the person will have suffered with various issues, they will have made significant improvements. £5,860 to £19,070
Psychiatric Damage Generally Less Severe How long the disability lasted and to what extent various daily activities were affected, will impact how much is awarded. £1,540 to £5,860

Call Accident Claims UK on the number at the bottom of this page to get a better estimate of how much you might claim.

No Win No Fee Lip And Dermal Filler Compensation Claims

Accident Claims UK offers our No Win No Fee claims service as the simplest and most effective way to make a dermal filler compensation claim. Under this type of Conditional Fee Agreement, we will only ever ask you to pay your legal fees when you actually receive a payment for a compensation settlement.

We charge nothing to actually begin the claims process for you. And even if the claim takes many months before it is resolved, we won’t charge you any ongoing fees. And if in the very rare instance of us failing to make a claim for you, then you don’t have to pay us anything at all.

This makes our claims service a financially safe and risk-free way to make a claim for compensation for injuries sustained through the negligence of a third party. Why not call us at the number at the bottom of this page to learn more on lip fillers negligence claims?

How Accident Claims UK Can Help You Make A Dermal Filler Compensation Claim

If you need to make a claim for a botched cosmetic producer, such as a cheek fillers gone wrong, then Accident Claims UK is a legal team that can help you claim the maximum level of compensation possible.

Our advisors use plain English to keep you updated on the status of your claim, and we are always available to answer any questions you might have. We have helped thousands of people to claim compensation over the years, and we can help you too. Call us at the number at the bottom of this page to find out how.

Speak To Us Today For Free Advice On Making A Medical Negligence Claim

If you are ready to begin making a claim for compensation for any type of botched cosmetic procedure, then call us on 0800 073 8801 today. We will first spend a little time asking you about your claim, and once we know enough, we will offer you some free legal advice on what we think your next steps need to be.

Helpful Resources

At this link, you will find information published by the NHS that covers dermal fillers, how they are used, and how their use can lead to side effects and other medical problems:

NHS information on dermal fillers

At this link, you will find general information about cosmetic procedures, published by the NHS.

NHS information on cosmetic surgery

Learn more about medical negligence claims here

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