Lip Filler Claims
If you have been the victim of negligence when undergoing lip implant surgery, our solicitors are here to help you. By starting a lip implant claim with Cosmetic Surgery Solicitors, we will put you in the best possible position to secure the compensation you deserve for your suffering.
We have a 95% success rate for all the cases we have handled after obtaining medical evidence, and we provide services on a no win, no fee basis. We will do our utmost to ensure that you are able to rebuild your life and focus on your recovery following negligence on the part of a cosmetic surgeon.
Claim lip implant compensation today by calling us freephone on 0808 159 3881, or request a callback from the team using our online enquiry form below. We handle cases on a no win, no fee basis.
Why Choose Our Lip Filler Claims Solicitors?
We have gained more than 15 years of experience in handling lip filler claims on behalf of clients who have suffered needlessly due to negligence on the part of their practitioner. We are well placed to support you every step of the way throughout the claims process, and we understand the distress you have likely experienced due to this incident.
Led by partner Michael Saul, Cosmetic Surgery Solicitors has secured over £10 million in compensation for our clients across all of our departments.
We were the first legal practice in England and Wales to focus solely on cosmetic surgery and beauty treatment negligence, and so our knowledge is unrivalled when it comes to helping clients make a claim.
Our service has been rated as “excellent” by former clients on TrustPilot, and our dedication to pursuing botched lip filler compensation means we will do our utmost to secure the financial reward you deserve.
Read more about our clients' positive experiences on our testimonials page.
We operate on a no win, no fee basis, which means we will only take payment if your case is successful. This approach means you can rest assured that there is no financial risk involved with making a claim with us.
What Are The Signs That My Lip Filler Surgery Has Gone Wrong?
While most lip filler procedures are carried out successfully, there are occasions when the procedure can go wrong. This can cause huge levels of distress for those affected.
There are a number of physical issues that a surgeon or clinic’s negligence can cause, including:
- Lumps or irregularities in the lips
- Severe and prolonged swelling or bruising of the lips
- Tissue loss following injection into a blood vessel
- Lip asymmetry (uneven sizing)
- Excessive or inappropriate scarring
- Overfilling of the lips, creating inappropriate swelling - also known as “trout pout”
- These physical side effects often trigger a negative emotional response, which can lead to:
- Feelings of disappointment that the procedure failed to achieve the results the patient desired
- Depression as a result of an unsuccessful lip filler procedure
If your practitioner is guilty of negligence when carrying out your procedure, they must be held accountable. Clinics are not only responsible for preventing negative outcomes that can be reasonably avoided, but also for telling you about the complications that cannot be prevented.
What Should I Do After Suffering Negligent Lip Filler Treatment?
If you believe you have experienced negligent lip filler treatment, it is important to take the appropriate steps to protect your health and your rights. At Cosmetic Surgery Solicitors, we understand the stress and anxiety that can result from such an experience, and we are here to help guide you through the process. Below are several important steps to follow:
- Seek immediate medical attention: your health and well-being should always be your first priority. If you are experiencing pain, discomfort, infection, or other adverse symptoms, it is essential to consult with a medical professional as soon as possible. They can assess your condition and provide any necessary treatment or advice.
- Document your experience: start collecting evidence that supports your claim. This may include taking photographs of your lips, obtaining copies of your medical records, and keeping a diary of your symptoms and the impact they have had on your life. This information can be invaluable in building a strong case for compensation.
- Report the incident: notify the clinic or practitioner who provided the lip filler treatment about the issues you have experienced. They should be informed of the situation and given the opportunity to rectify any problems that have arisen due to their negligence.
- Seek legal advice: if you believe you have a valid lip filler negligence claim, it is crucial to consult with a specialist solicitor as soon as possible. At Cosmetic Surgery Solicitors, our team of experienced solicitors are dedicated to helping clients like you seek the compensation you deserve. We will evaluate your case, guide you through the legal process, and fight for your best interests.
- File a complaint with regulatory bodies: in the UK, you may wish to file a complaint with the General Medical Council (GMC) if the practitioner is a doctor or the Nursing and Midwifery Council (NMC) if the practitioner is a nurse. Reporting your experience to the appropriate regulatory body can help protect others from similar negligence in the future.
Remember, it is essential to act promptly when pursuing a lip filler negligence claim, as strict time limits apply. To discuss your case and learn more about how Cosmetic Surgery Solicitors can assist you, contact our expert team today.
How We Can Help You With Your Lip Filler Claim
We are the leading cosmetic surgery law firm in the UK and have a deserved reputation for delivering outstanding results for patients who have suffered as a result of lip filler negligence.
We can answer any questions you may have about the lip filler claims process and will be here to support you through what can be a stressful experience. We will also strive to protect you from that stress, guiding you through the complicated process of gathering evidence and proving that negligence was the cause of your suffering.
With a combination of specialist expertise and more than 15 years of experience representing people in the same situation as you, who is better placed to help you claim the compensation you deserve?
Am I Eligible to Make a Personal Injury Claim?
There are certain criteria that must be met for a claim to be considered valid. In order to pursue a claim, you must be able to demonstrate that the practitioner who performed the lip filler treatment acted negligently. This could include a failure to properly inform you of the risks, using substandard techniques, or administering the wrong product. The negligence must have directly contributed to your injury or complications.
You must also have suffered an injury, harm or financial loss as a direct result of the negligent lip filler treatment. This can include physical injuries, such as infections, scarring or disfigurement, as well as emotional distress and psychological impacts.
What Can I Claim Lip Filler Compensation For?
Compensation in personal injury claims typically falls into two main categories: general damages and special damages.
General damages are awarded to compensate for the pain, suffering, and loss of amenities you have experienced due to the negligent treatment. This can include:
- Physical pain and discomfort: compensation may be awarded for the pain and discomfort resulting from the lip filler treatment, such as swelling, bruising, infections, or scarring.
- Psychological impacts: negligent cosmetic procedures can cause emotional distress, including anxiety, depression, or a loss of confidence. General damages can account for these psychological effects.
- Loss of amenity: if the complications caused by the negligent treatment have affected your ability to carry out daily activities or enjoy hobbies, you may be entitled to compensation for the loss of enjoyment or quality of life.
Special damages are designed to cover any financial losses or expenses incurred as a direct result of the negligent lip filler treatment. These can include:
- Medical expenses: you may be able to claim compensation for the cost of any medical treatment, prescriptions, or therapies required to address complications arising from the lip filler treatment.
- Loss of earnings: if you have been unable to work due to the complications caused by the treatment, you may be entitled to compensation for any lost wages or loss of future earnings.
- Travel expenses: costs associated with travelling to and from medical appointments or consultations with your solicitor can be claimed as special damages.
- Cost of corrective treatment: if you require further procedures to correct the issues caused by the negligent lip filler treatment, the cost of these treatments may be included in your claim.
How is Lip Filler Compensation Calculated?
Calculating compensation for lip filler negligence claims involves considering various factors that contribute to the overall amount awarded. These factors help to determine the appropriate level of compensation for the physical, emotional, and financial impacts you have experienced. See below some of the factors that are taken into consideration when calculating lip and dermal filler compensation:
- Severity of injuries and complications: more severe injuries or complications, such as lasting disfigurement, severe scarring, or permanent damage, are likely to result in higher compensation amounts.
- Impact on daily life and work: if the treatment has had a long-term or permanent impact on your life, this may lead to higher compensation.
- Psychological effects: if you have experienced anxiety, depression, or a loss of confidence as a result of the treatment, these effects will be considered when determining the appropriate compensation amount.
- Financial losses and expenses: if you have had to deal with medical expenses, lost wages, or the cost of corrective treatment. The extent of these financial losses will be factored into the overall compensation amount.
- Precedent and Judicial College Guidelines: courts in the UK often refer to the Judicial College Guidelines, which provide a range of recommended compensation amounts for various types of injuries and their severity. These guidelines, along with relevant case law and precedent, help to ensure consistency in compensation awards.
It is important to note that each lip filler negligence claim is unique, and compensation amounts will vary depending on the specific circumstances of your case. To ensure you receive the compensation you deserve, it is crucial to work with a specialist solicitor who has experience handling cosmetic surgery negligence claims - such as those at Cosmetic Surgery Solicitors.
How Much Time Do I Have to Make a Lip Filler Compensation Claim?
In the UK, there is a strict time limit for making a personal injury claim, including lip filler negligence claims. Generally, you have three years from the date of the negligent treatment or the date you became aware of the negligence to initiate a claim. This is known as the 'limitation period'. If you fail to bring a claim within this time frame, you may lose your right to seek compensation.
Exceptions to the Time Limit
In some circumstances, exceptions to the standard three-year time limit may apply:
- Claims involving minors: if the claimant is under the age of 18 at the time of the negligent treatment, the three-year limitation period does not begin until their 18th birthday. This means they have until their 21st birthday to initiate a claim.
- Claims involving individuals lacking mental capacity: if the claimant lacks the mental capacity to manage their own legal affairs, there may be no time limit to make a claim. However, if the claimant regains mental capacity, the standard three-year limitation period will apply from that date.
- Date of knowledge: in some cases, it may not be immediately apparent that negligence has occurred. The three-year limitation period begins from the 'date of knowledge' – the date when you first became aware, or reasonably should have become aware, that you had suffered harm due to the negligence of the practitioner.
Given the strict time limits for making a lip filler compensation claim, it is essential to seek legal advice as soon as possible.
How Long Will My Lip Filler Claim Take?
Every lip filler or dermal filler treatment claim is unique, which is why we endeavour to provide a personalised service for each of our clients. For this reason, it can be difficult to determine how long your lip filler claim will take, as each case has varying levels of complexity.
Your dedicated solicitor will be on hand to provide continued support and guidance on any questions you may have.
For more information on what you can expect when making a claim with Cosmetic Surgery Solicitors, click the button below.
How Can I Start a Lip Filler Compensation Claim?
To get your lip and dermal filler compensation claim started, simply call us as soon as you are able to. We will discuss your circumstances and inform you as to whether you are eligible to make a dermal filler claim, what the process will involve, how much compensation you could be able to claim, and answer any other questions you may have.
FAQs About Lip Filler Compensation Claims
Can I make a lip or dermal filler compensation claim if I had an allergic reaction to the dermal filler?
It is possible to make a lip or dermal filler compensation claim if you had an allergic reaction to the dermal filler, but only if it can be demonstrated that the practitioner acted negligently. Allergic reactions can be a known risk associated with dermal fillers, and not all cases will qualify for compensation. Factors that may indicate negligence include:
- Inadequate consultation or assessment: if the practitioner failed to conduct a thorough consultation or assessment to identify any potential allergies, this could be considered negligent.
- Lack of informed consent: practitioners have a duty to inform patients of the potential risks and side effects associated with a treatment, including the possibility of an allergic reaction. If you were not provided with this information and were therefore unable to give informed consent, you may have a valid claim.
- Use of unapproved or counterfeit products: if the practitioner used an unapproved or counterfeit dermal filler product that contributed to your allergic reaction, this could be grounds for a negligence claim.
- Failure to perform a patch test: in some cases, a patch test may be required to check for potential allergic reactions before administering the dermal filler. If the practitioner did not perform a patch test when it was necessary and you experienced an allergic reaction as a result, you may be able to make a claim.
To determine whether you have a valid claim, it is essential to consult with a specialist solicitor who has experience handling cosmetic surgery negligence claims.
Can I still claim lip or dermal filler compensation if I signed a disclaimer or waiver?
Signing a disclaimer or waiver does not automatically prevent you from making a lip or dermal filler compensation claim. While such documents may attempt to limit the practitioner's liability, they do not absolve them of their duty to provide a reasonable standard of care. Whether or not you can still pursue a claim will depend on the specific circumstances and the validity of the disclaimer or waiver.
In the UK, the law recognises that patients have a right to expect a certain standard of care, and signing a disclaimer or waiver does not excuse a practitioner from acting negligently. If you believe that the practitioner's actions or omissions amounted to negligence, such as failing to provide appropriate information, perform necessary assessments, or use approved products, you may still be able to make a compensation claim.
It is important to consult with a specialist solicitor who can assess the details of your case and advise you on the impact of the disclaimer or waiver. They will be able to evaluate the validity of the document and determine whether there are grounds for pursuing a claim.
Can I make a lip or dermal filler claim if my treatment was not carried out by a qualified medical professional?
Yes, you may be able to make a lip or dermal filler claim if your treatment was not carried out by a qualified medical professional. In the UK, there are certain standards and regulations in place to ensure the safe administration of cosmetic procedures, including lip and dermal filler treatments. If your treatment was performed by an unqualified individual, it could be considered as a breach of duty of care and may be grounds for a compensation claim.
Contact Us Today
If you have experienced problems after getting lip filler and think they are the result of negligence, talk to our expert cosmetic surgery negligence team today. Call 0808 271 6219, or request a callback by completing the contact form.