Q: Do I have to pay to have botched fillers dissolved? Should I sue?
I got 2 syringes of lip fillers September of last year which cost me 1,800 USD. A few weeks after recovery, I noticed a large pooling of filler to which my esthetician assured me was normal and to rub the nodule, and give it time. Over time, however, it grew worse. Recently, I have had the nodule drained by a nurse, because it was extremely infected. When I notified the surgical clinic, the staff told me that no one could help me for 3 weeks, and now I have had to quit exotic dancing because of my absence. If they charge me for correcting their mistake, there’s a large chance I will still be permanently scarred on my upper lip. I don’t want to have to pay, especially now that I’ve lost my job because of this, so what do I do if they try charging me for it anyway? What are my legal rights?
A: If this is a TN case, then you are about to run out of time under the SOL. Health Torts require a Good Faith Claim Affidavit PRIOR to suit. Unless you find a malpractice lawyer immediately that can find someone to assert negligence, you have already lost. The potential damage award may not justify the expense of such a suit.
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