Dermal Filler and Botox Claims

Dermal fillers and Botox have become increasingly popular in recent years. But what are your legal rights when they go wrong?


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Can I sue for bad dermal filler or Botox?

When Botox or dermal fillers are administered by a medically qualified professional, they will usually go ahead without any problems. But sadly, this isn’t always the case.

If you’ve received substandard treatment during a cosmetic procedure, we could help you claim compensation. Some examples of negligence leading to dermal filler or Botox claims include:

  • Filler being applied in the wrong area
  • Lack of information provided on the side effects
  • Poor hygiene standards leading to infection
  • The wrong equipment being used
  • Too much dermal filler being injected

This isn’t a full list, so don’t worry if none of these scenarios apply to you – there might still be the possibility for you to make a claim. To find out if we could help you, get in touch with our friendly advisors for a free initial consultation.

We’ll talk to you about your situation and let you know if you have a case for compensation.

Why should I claim dermal filler or Botox compensation?

Most people will get dermal fillers or Botox hoping that it will improve their appearance. So it can be extremely upsetting when things go wrong. You might find yourself struggling with low self-esteem, as well as dealing with physical discomfort.

If your aesthetic procedure has caused you harm, it’s important to bring those responsible to justice. And while making a claim won’t reverse what happened, it could help you to pay for any corrective treatment you need.

Unfortunately, this industry is still lacking effective regulation in many areas. But by bringing a claim, you’ll be highlighting the negligence you suffered, which could help to prevent other people from experiencing the same thing.

How can First4Lawyers help?

We work with cosmetic negligence solicitors who are experienced in handling dermal filler and Botox compensation claims. They’ll work on your behalf to build a case and secure you the best possible outcome.

Our solicitors understand that the thought of making a claim can feel daunting. And they’ll be on hand to answer any questions you may have throughout the claims process, so you won’t be doing it alone.

You won’t need to worry about the cost of making a claim, either. We offer a No Win No Fee service, so there will be nothing to pay upfront and no legal fees to cover if your case is unsuccessful.

Only pay a fee if you receive compensation

Our No Win No Fee solicitors will take a success fee from the compensation you are awarded for a successful claim in the form of a percentage of your damages. This could be up to 25% but it won't be more than that, except in cases of road traffic accidents and housing disrepair. Changing laws mean our solicitors will now take a payment of 35% of the final compensation amount plus VAT for all road traffic accident and housing disrepair claims.

First4Lawyers are an award-winning claims management company with a track record of delivering service that our clients love.

Dermal Filler Claims FAQs

How long do I have to claim for bad dermal fillers or Botox?

As with any medical negligence claim, you’ll have three years to start the claims process. This could be three years from when the negligence happened, or from when you first became aware of it – usually through a later diagnosis.

Although three years sounds like a long time, we would always advise seeking legal advice as soon as possible. This could make it easier for your solicitor to gather key evidence like medical notes and witness accounts.

To find out more about the deadlines surrounding these types of claims, head to our free medical negligence time limits guide.

How much compensation could I get?

The amount of compensation you could claim for Botox or dermal filler negligence will very much depend on your individual circumstances. But if your case is successful, any settlement you receive will be split into general and special damages.

General damages* will consider the pain and suffering you’ve endured as a result of the negligence you experienced. This could be emotional or physical pain, as long as it can be linked to the cosmetic procedure.

Special damages are slightly different as they will take into account the financial losses associated with your claim. This could be lost earnings if you’ve had to take time off work, or the cost of further medical treatment.

*For a rough idea of what your claim could be worth in general damages, try our free compensation calculator.

What should I do if I’m unhappy with my filler or Botox results?

If you’ve had dermal fillers or Botox and something doesn’t feel right, it’s important that you seek medical attention. Your wellbeing comes first, so this should be put before anything else.

After this, you might consider making a claim for compensation. Our friendly advisors are here to answer any questions you might have, and they’ll let you know whether or not you have a strong case.

If we think you could have a claim, we’ll ask if you’d like to be put in touch with one of our expert solicitors. It will be up to you whether you’d like to be proceed at this point, and there’ll always be the option to call us back when you’ve made your decision.

To find out more about how we could help you, give us a call on the number at the top of the screen or request a callback. Or, if you’d prefer to contact us online, fill in our quick and easy claims form.

However you get in touch, we’re here to support you.

Why choose First4Lawyers?

Whether you want to make an accident and injury claim, or need a solicitor for personal or business law matters - our friendly team are here to help, 24/7.

Free initial consultation

Our fully trained legal advisors are happy to offer initial guidance and advice for free

No Win No Fee*

No Win No Fee solicitors - you don't pay a penny up front when making a claim

No pressure

We offer advice with no obligation.  We never cold-call or apply pressure to our customers


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