Injection of dermal filler (also known as ‘soft tissue filler’) into various parts of the face is now one of the most popular types of cosmetic procedure in the UK. The treatment is used for everything from eye bags to wrinkles and even thinning of the earlobes. Dermal filler injections are performed by a wide range of people, with around 8 out of 10 procedures carried out by non-medical personnel, often with minimal training. As a result, it is perhaps not surprising that research shows as many as 1 in 20 people who receive a dermal filler treatment experience complications.
In 2020, The Sun reported that “Britain’s Botox and filler addiction is fuelling a £2.75 billion industry”. They also report that women have been “left with rotting tissue, needing amputations, lumps and even blinded by botched jobs”. It is also said that some patients have ended up in hospital with sepsis.
Common problems with dermal filler injections range from relatively minor problems, such as mild allergic reactions, bruising, pain and tenderness, through to much more serious health issues, such as tissue death (necrosis) and even blindness. These more severe problems can occur where dermal filler is accidentally injected into a blood vessel, blocking the flow of blood to the surrounding area.
If you have suffered harm due to botched soft tissue filler injections, you may be entitled to compensation. For free advice and a swift answer as to whether you may be entitled to compensation please call 0333 123 9099, email firstname.lastname@example.org or use the enquiry form to request a call back.
The compensation can be essential to pay for any additional cosmetic procedures or other medical treatment to correct the issues. Compensation can also cover lost income from having to take time off work and any other expenses you have incurred, as well as making amends for your pain and suffering.
Cosmetic surgery negligence claims can be highly complicated and contentious, however, so it’s important to have a legal team with specific experience of these types of claims when pursuing compensation. That way, you can be confident your case is put together and presented in the most effective way from day one.
IBB Claims clinical negligence team have helped clients with a range of cosmetic surgery negligence claims over the years. Your health and wellbeing are our main concerns, so we offer sensitive, empathetic support, combined with our pragmatic, expert legal advice. This allows us to keep the claims process as easy as possible on you, while making sure you can achieve the best settlement available.
Our clinical negligence lawyers offer a free initial consultation for all cosmetic surgery compensation claims. This gives you the chance to explain your situation, then allows us to provide an honest assessment of the strength of your claim.
We offer no-win no-fee dermal filler claims, meaning there is normally no upfront cost or financial risk to starting a cosmetic surgery negligence claim with IBB.
Our expertise in soft tissue filler negligence claims
Our cosmetic surgery claims lawyers help clients across the country to secure compensation for dermal filler negligence.
We are able to able to assist with all types of soft tissue filler claims, including in relation to issues such as:
- Uneven application of dermal filler
- Excessive bruising, swelling, pain and tenderness following dermal filler injections
- Allergic reactions to dermal filler injections
- Necrosis due to accidental injection of dermal filler into blood vessels
- Granuloma (masses of inflamed tissue)
We are accredited by the Law Society for Personal Injury Law, reflecting our expertise in this area.
Our team has also been recognised by Chambers & Partners and the Legal 500, the two leading client guides to the legal profession, for our exceptional skill in handling clinical negligence claims.
To find out more about our specific expertise relevant to your situation, please get in touch.
How we handle dermal filler negligence compensation claims
If you are living with the effects of badly performed dermal filler injections, we know how important it is to you to get the situation resolved as quickly as possible, with minimal fuss, while making sure you get a fair settlement.
We can give you the best chance of achieving this by using our skills in negotiation and alternative dispute resolution. This usually allows you to get a settlement faster and with less conflict and stress than if you rely on court proceedings. Avoiding court action also usually keeps the cost of your claim down as you avoid the higher legal fees and court expenses involved with a court hearing.
However, our team is highly experienced in court proceedings, so if court action is required, we can give you the best possible support. We also have strong links with specialist barristers and other useful professionals, so can provide all the necessary expertise to secure the right result.
Our no win no fee soft tissue filler injection claims service
If you are worried about the cost of a dermal filler compensation claim, our no win, no fee claims service offers a simple solution.
Also called a ‘conditional fee agreement’, this type of funding deal means you don’t have to find the money up front to pay for our legal representation, instead you can choose to pay us a pre-agreed percentage of part of your settlement we win for you. This means that if we do not secure compensation for you, you won’t owe us anything.
We will be happy to explain exactly how a no win, no fee dermal filler claim works in more detail when you get in touch, including exactly how our fees are calculated and the other costs and expenses that are likely to be involved. That way, you will have all the information you need to decide how to move forward with your claim.
How much compensation can you claim for dermal filler injections?
How much a dermal filler compensation claim is worth will depend on various factors including:
- The consequences for your health
- The emotional impact, including pain and suffering
- The effect on your life e.g. not feeling able to go out and enjoy previously pleasurable activities due to feeling self-conscious over your appearance
- Any specific costs you have incurred e.g. paying for additional cosmetic surgery and lost income due to needing to take time off work
There are two types of damages you can normally claim for cosmetic surgery negligence:
Financial Losses and Expenses – For specific financial losses. This includes things such as paying for private treatment and care, as well as lost income due to having to take time off work and not able to return to work, or perhaps not able to command the same level of income enjoyed before the cosmetic surgery.
General Compensation – For non-financial losses, such as pain, suffering and lifestyle changes.
Our cosmetic surgery negligence lawyers will provide a realistic estimate of your claim’s likely value at the earliest opportunity, giving you a clear idea of how much compensation you may be able to achieve.
Time limits for soft tissue filler injection negligence claims
There is usually a 3-year time limit to bring a compensation claim for a negligent dermal filler treatment. This time limit will normally be counted either from when the procedure took place or when you became aware that negligence occurred, depending on the circumstances.
Different time limits can sometimes apply, however, depending on the circumstances, so we always recommend speaking to our expert cosmetic surgery claims team, no matter how long ago a negligent procedure took place.
Campaign for change
in 2020 Dr Christian Jessen, TV Dr and Save Face ambassador stated he was backing The Sun’s Had Our Fill campaign to improve this area of medical practice. He confirmed our experience that it’s not just a victim’s physical health and is damaged by botched dermal filler treatment, but also their mental health.
Get in touch with our expert dermal filler compensation claims solicitors today
To arrange your free consultation on starting a dermal filler negligence claim, please call us on 0333 123 9099, email us at email@example.com or use the contact form on the right to request a call back.