Lawsuits Relating to Cosmetic Procedures Using Lip Fillers
Posted: February 12, 2017
Posted in: Medical Negligence Negligent Cosmetic Surgery
In 1989, Botox was approved for medical and therapeutic use. Whilst this treatment has become very wide spread in the UK, and is generally considered to be safe, there have been occasions where those women (and men) being treated have been adversely affected. As such, they have looked to the legal profession to file lip filler negligence lawsuits.
For example, in 2002, a case was brought against the Allergan company by a female patient who reported migraines, fatigue, neck pain, and trouble breathing and swallowing for nearly half a year after receiving Botox injections. She didn’t win the case. But after the lawsuit, the company did accept that the warning insert that came with the product stated that Botox had unknown risk when used for anti-wrinkle treatment when does of more than 20 uses were administered.
There had been some clinical studies that found there was a potential link to migraines and flu-like symptoms, which perhaps should have been heeded properly, and given proper consideration on labelling and those practitioners administering the procedures.
Fast-forward to 2006, and there were 4 lawsuits from people developing botulism after receiving lip filler injections, but this was where the cosmetic clinic administering the injections had been found to be unlicensed and not approved to offer treatments such as these.
If you are thinking about using lip filler injections, then be absolutely sure about the reasons why you might want to use this type of non-surgical treatment. It can be expensive and will have limitations in how well it works.
In the UK, injections will cost between £150 and £400 for a session, but will depend on how much is used. There are no guarantees that it will work, for example, it will not help with sagging eyelids or eye bags.
Take your time to find a reputable practitioner and one who is properly qualified and practises in a clean, safe and appropriate environment. Ask the practitioner what you should do if something were to go wrong.
Botulinum toxin is a prescription-only medicine that should only be prescribed and given by an appropriately trained healthcare professional, such as a doctor, dentist, pharmacist prescriber, or nurse prescriber.
For the NHS advice in full, please click here.
Our Guidance on Lip Fillers and Lawsuits
If you are considering having lip filler injections, then do your background research and always ensure that the cosmetic clinic you are thinking about using are approved and have a track record of administering these types of treatments.
If you do feel that you have developed problems after receiving lip filler injections and would like to talk to us about a lip filler lawsuit, then please contact us on 02038115808^. Our personal injury solicitors ** will be happy to discuss your clinical negligence claim under no-obligation to you.
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