Lip filler injections are a common cosmetic treatment used to add volume to the lips and make them appear fuller. They are also used to smooth any wrinkles around the mouth to create shape and definition. Currently, lip filler treatments don’t need to be carried out by medical professionals. As such, you can usually book a treatment at a beauty salon fairly quickly. Whether that’s a good idea is not something we’ll discuss in this guide. However, we will look into whether you could be compensated for botched lip injections. Specifically, we’ll review how much compensation for nerve damage from lip injections could be awarded.
We are here to support you if you do decide to take action. The first part of our service involves a case review with a specialist advisor. During your call, they’ll listen to what happened and how you suffered. They’ll also offer free advice on your options. If the claim seems to be strong enough, they could partner you with a personal injury solicitor from our team. If your case is accepted, you’ll benefit from expert legal support on a No Win No Fee basis. That means you don’t need to pay any solicitor’s fees in advance so they can begin working for you right away.
To learn more about claiming compensation for nerve damage from lip injections, please continue reading the rest of this guide. Alternatively, to discuss your chances of being compensated immediately, please call our claims advisors on 0800 6524 881 for your free consultation.
Table of contents
- Am I Eligible To Claim Compensation For Nerve Damage From Lip Injections?
- What Can Go Wrong With Lip Injections?
- Forms Of Negligence From Lip Injections
- What Evidence Can Help Support My Claim?
- How Much Compensation For Nerve Damage From Lip Injections Could I Claim?
- Time Limits For Claiming Lip Injection Injury Compensation
- Claiming Compensation For Nerve Damage From Lip Injection Using A Personal Injury Solicitor
In order to pursue damages for a personal injury caused by lip filler injections, you’ll need to show that:
- You were owed a duty of care by the practitioner who treated you.
- That the practitioner was somehow negligent during your lip filler treatment.
- You suffered nerve damage or other injuries as a direct result of that negligence.
If all three statements are true in your case, a personal injury solicitor might take your case on. The contract you have with the practitioner will usually form the basis of a duty of care. Even if you haven’t signed a contract, the fact you paid for the service should be enough.
Proving how you were injured and what went wrong is something you’ll need to supply evidence for. Therefore, we’ll look at what you could use to support your claim later on.
Lip filler treatment involves the injecting of dermal filler into the lips. While collagen used to be the main type of filler used, substances similar to hyaluronic acid is more common these days. That’s because it’s a natural substance that is safer and lasts longer.
There are some common side effects of lip injections that usually don’t last very long. They include:
- Bruising and swelling.
- Bleeding at the sites of injection.
- Tenderness and redness where the needle was injected.
- Revival of cold sores.
Some of the more serious side effects might include:
- Prolonged bruising or swelling that lasts more than a week.
- Lumps and bumps in the lips.
- Lip asymmetry.
- Tissue loss that’s caused by injecting the filler into a blood vessel.
- Scars on the lips or stiffening of the lip.
- An allergic reaction to the filler.
Symptoms can occur immediately or take 24 to 48-hours to be seen. In some cases, damage can be permanent but in many, it will be temporary.
If you’ve suffered nerve damage from lip injections, please get in touch to see if you could be eligible to claim compensation.
Here are some examples of the types of negligence from lip injections that could entitle you to compensation:
- Where the needle is injected into a nerve.
- If a nerve is compressed because the filler is injected nearby.
- Where you were not advised about any potential risks linked to lip injections.
- If your medical history or any allergies were not discussed prior to treatment.
- Where the practitioner carried out your treatment without proper training.
- If hygiene standards were poor when you were treated.
Remember, on its own, negligence will not entitle you to seek damages. You must be able to show that you suffered physical injury or mental harm as a result of your treatment as well.
If you believe you’ve suffered nerve damage after lip filler injections due to negligence, please call to discuss your options.
As part of your claim, you will need to demonstrate how you sustained your injuries. To do this, you’ll need to supply evidence. Some forms of evidence that could help include:
- To show how you suffered, it’s a good idea to take pictures to show your injuries. These could include pictures of rashes, lumps or disfigurements.
- Leaflets, adverts or correspondence. To show how the lip injection treatment was explained to you, it’s a good idea to print out any emails or text messages about your appointment. Also, any leaflets or adverts could be helpful too.
- Witness information. If anybody was with you while you were in a consultation or when your lip injection was carried out, they might be asked for a statement from your solicitor.
- Accident report forms. You should tell the beauty salon or practitioner about your injuries. Legally, they may need to record the incident in their accident report book. You are entitled to a copy of the report which could be used as evidence.
- Medical notes. To show what injuries and symptoms you had to deal with from the lip injections, you could use a copy of your medical records. Your treatment will have been detailed in your medical files if you attended a GP surgery, hospital or minor injuries unit.
- Financial information. Finally, you should keep any receipts linked to your treatment. Additionally, if you’ve incurred any costs because of your injuries, receipts, invoices or bank statements could be used to support your claim.
For help with collating your evidence, call us for free advice on what we’d advise.
We have added a few compensation amounts in this section to demonstrate the amount of compensation that might be awarded for nerve damage from lip injections. This part of your claim is called general damages.
- Minor scarring on lips could see compensation in the region of £1,710 to £3,530.
- Where there’s a small number of scars still visible after lip injections, £3,950 to £13,740.
- £1,540 up to £5,860 compensation if you’ve suffered some amount of psychiatric damage.
The severity of your injuries is the key factor used to determine the amount of compensation awarded in successful claims. Therefore, you’ll need to provide evidence to demonstrate this. To do so, you’ll need to attend a medical assessment as part of the claims process. During a meeting with an independent specialist (usually arranged locally for you), you’ll discuss the effect your injuries had. Also, the specialist will examine how well you’ve recovered and refer to your medical records.
Once the meeting is over, the specialist will list your injuries and prognosis in a medical report for all parties interested in the claim.
In addition to general damages, you may be able to claim back any costs or expenses you’ve paid out because of your injuries. This is known as special damages and, amongst other things, you could claim back any travel expenses, lost income or remedial treatment costs.
The difference between general and special damages are explained on this page.
As with all personal injury claims, if you’ve suffered nerve damage from lip injections you’ll need to claim within the allowable time limit. This will usually start from the day you were treated unless your symptoms were diagnosed later.
The claims process requires various tasks to be completed before your compensation claim is filed with the defendant. Therefore, we’d suggest you give your solicitor plenty of time by beginning your claim as soon as possible.
In claims where liability is admitted early, compensation could be paid in as little as 6-months. If extra evidence or negotiation is required, the process can take longer.
If you do decide to act because you’ve been injured by negligence during lip injections, your case will probably be dealt with by an insurance company. They will only offer to pay compensation if there’s clear evidence that their client was in the wrong and caused your injuries.
If you decide to work with one of our personal injury solicitors, we believe your chances of winning your claim will increase. Importantly, it could also mean the amount you’re paid as compensation will increase too.
We’re here to help if you do wish to start a claim. If you want to work with us, your solicitor will manage all aspects of the claims process for you on a No Win, No Fee basis. They’ll keep you updated throughout and be on hand to answer any queries you might have.
To start a claim today, you can get in touch with us by calling on 0800 6524 881. We’ll review your case and provide free advice on making a compensation claim for nerve damage from lip injections right away.