Can I claim compensation for botched dermal fillers in Northern Ireland?
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What are dermal fillers?
Dermal fillers are substances injected into your face for the purpose of filling lines and wrinkles. They are also used to add volume to areas such as your lips. It is a non-surgical cosmetic procedure that should be performed by a medical professional but is often performed by those from a non-medical background. The effects of dermal fillers usually last between 6 and 18 months depending on things like the product used and the area being treated.
What does the NHS list as risks from having lip and cheek filler?
The risks associated with dermal fillers depend on various factors such as the skill implemented during the procedure and the product that was used. You should always discuss the risks with your GP before undergoing a dermal filler procedure.
The NHS states that serious problems are rare but can include:
- A lumpy appearance under the skin, which might need to be treated with surgery or medicine.
- The filler moving away from the intended treatment area, which may need to be removed using surgery.
- Blocked blood vessels in the face, which can cause tissue death and permanent blindness.
You can learn more about what the NHS have to say about cosmetic procedures here.
Claiming for a botched dermal filler procedure in Belfast & Northern Ireland
Although the injection of dermal fillers is a non-surgical procedure, the practitioner still has a duty of care to your safety and wellbeing. Therefore, should their negligence cause you harm or injury then you might be entitled to compensation. If you have suffered as a consequence of a botched dermal filler procedure you should speak with a medical negligence solicitor about your options.
Whether or not you can claim for compensation in Northern Ireland depends on various factors. The clinic responsible for your dermal fillers should do what is reasonably expected to ensure your safety. They are also duty-bound to ensure you are fully aware of the potential risks and complications that could arise in order for you to give informed consent to the procedure.
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